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…]

Missouri S&T to host annual Blasters Training Seminar in January

20140625 Explosives Camp Demolitions 196Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its annual Blasters Training Seminar Jan. 5-7, 2015, at the Embassy Suites in St. Charles, Missouri.

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S&T offers nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering

Dr. Paul Worsey directs Missouri S&T's explosives engineering program.

Dr. Paul Worsey directs Missouri S&T’s explosives engineering program.

Missouri University of Science and Technology has been approved by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education to offer the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering. Missouri S&T was also the first in the nation to offer undergraduate and post-graduate minors in explosives engineering in 2005, a postgraduate certificate in 2006, and a master’s degree in 2010.

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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…]

UMR to offer blasters training short course

The University of Missouri-Rolla will offer a short course on blasting training October 15-17.

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High school students come to UMR to blow up summer camp stereotype

Stereotypical summer camps revolve around swimming and singing “Kumbaya.” At the University of Missouri-Rolla this summer, eighteen high school students are set to blow up that stereotype.

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UMR lights up the skies with pyrotechnics course

In the nation’s only pyrotechnics course offered for college credit, University of Missouri-Rolla students are lighting up the skies with fireworks displays at football games and other public events throughout Missouri.

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