Suspicious package determined not to be a threat, investigation continues

A plastic bag of materials discovered Friday near the nuclear reactor on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus has been determined to be free of explosives or any dangerous chemicals, Missouri S&T police say. Campus buildings that were evacuated yesterday are once again open and the university is operating under normal conditions. [Read more…]

S&T modular reactor consortium funds two initiatives

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Missouri’s multi-university Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Research and Education Consortium, led by Missouri University of Science and Technology, has selected its first two research initiatives for funding.

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Hyoung Koo Lee named associate chair of mining and nuclear engineering

Dr. Hyoung Koo Lee, associate professor of mining and nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named associate chair of the mining and nuclear engineering department and director of the Missouri S&T Nuclear Reactor. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.

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S&T to lead partnership with industry in modular reactor consortium

 

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ameren and Westinghouse Electric Co. are tapping into the expertise of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) to conduct research that will benefit the nuclear energy industry. [Read more…]