From wide receiver to mining leader

Braden Lusk stands at the entrance of the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine, photo by Sam O'Keefe

Braden Lusk stands at the entrance of the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine, photo by Sam O’Keefe

Braden Lusk first came to Rolla in 1996 as a walk-on wide receiver from central Kansas who excelled at math and science in high school but admittedly “had no idea what an engineer was.” [Read more…]

Curators approve nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering

Dr. Paul Worsey (center) instructs students at Missouri S&T's Experimental Mine Facility.

Dr. Paul Worsey (center) instructs students at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine Facility.

A pioneering program in explosives engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is poised to expand to the doctoral level. The University of Missouri System Board of Curators voted to approve the degree program at its Nov. 21 meeting. The program now must be approved by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education. [Read more…]

Explosives Camp is a blast

This June, high school students from California to Maine will experience a unique summer camp hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology. The main draw for the students, apparently, is that they get to blow stuff up.

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It’s that time of year for Explosives Camp at S&T

The first session of one of the most unique summer camps in the nation is under way at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Missouri S&T is once again holding Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors. The first of three sessions started June 5.

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S&T to award nation’s first master’s degrees in explosives engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology will award the nation’s first master’s degrees in explosives engineering Dec. 18.

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Summer camp featuring explosives starts in June

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the few places in the country where college students can study explosives. And, this summer, high school students will once again be coming to Missouri S&T to learn the proper ways to blow things up.

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Missouri S&T to offer master’s degree in explosives engineering

The State of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (or CBHE) has approved the new master of science degree in explosives engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Grad student researches improvised explosive devices by making his own

Phillip Mulligan is trying to make improvised explosive devices more powerful with the idea of eventually making them less deadly.

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This summer camp features high-grade explosives

Dr. Paul Worsey’s specialization is teaching people the right way to blow stuff up. This summer, Worsey will once again host Explosives Camp for high school students at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Training offered to those who work with explosives

The distance and continuing education office at Missouri University of Science and Technology is offering a training seminar on the professional uses of explosives Oct. 20-22 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Charles, Mo.

This Blasters’ Training Seminar provides basic instruction for blasting in the mining, utility, crushed stone and construction industries. The course is designed to acquaint participants with federal and state licensing, purchasing, transportation and storage regulations.

The course fulfills the training mandate outlined in the new Missouri State Blasters licensing requirements. Completion of the three-day course will qualify attendees to receive 20 professional development hours. A refresher course worth eight professional development hours is also being offered.

Explosives expert Dr. Paul Worsey, professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T, is the course director. Worsey has more than 30 years of explosives and blasting experience.

The cost of the training seminar is $650. For more information, or to register online, visit http://dce.mst.edu/ (click on Professional Development Programs and then Face-to-Face Courses).

Those interested may also call Missouri S&T’s distance and continuing education office at 573-341-6222 or email dce@mst.edu .