Mining entrepreneur makes his own luck, shares his good fortune

Posted by on June 21, 2022

“We need more mining engineers than ever before,” says Missouri S&T alumnus George Webber. “Everything in this world is based on minerals — including today’s need for the key minerals that make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other clean energy devices.”

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S&T tornado simulator helps researchers investigate structure failure

Posted by on May 31, 2022

Tornadoes are so violent they often destroy sensors intended to record wind speed and pressure on commercial buildings, schools and homes, so there is no current technology to measure their real wind speed. Researchers at Missouri S&T are bringing tornadoes into the lab with a new simulator to model extreme cyclonic wind speeds and study how tornadoes destroy structures.

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Cassandra Elrod named interim chair of Missouri S&T’s business and information technology department

Posted by on July 1, 2022

Dr. Cassandra C. Elrod has been named interim chair of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s business and information technology (BIT) department. BIT is one of three founding departments in the Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development, which was established July 1.

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David Enke named interim chair of Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department

Posted by on July 1, 2022

Dr. David Enke, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of engineering management and systems engineering (EMSE) has been appointed interim chair of the department. EMSE is one of three founding departments of the Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development, which was established July 1.

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Cawlfield named chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering

Posted by on June 30, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Cawlfield, professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering (GGPE), has accepted the role of GGPE chair. The appointment is effective August 1. He has served as interim GGPE chair since August 1, 2021.

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Kimball named chair of electrical and computer engineering

Posted by on June 30, 2022

Dr. Jonathan Kimball, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), has accepted the role of ECE chair. The appointment is effective August 1.

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Missouri S&T professor receives Army Historical Foundation award

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award in the category of Operational/Battle History for his book Island Infernos: The US Army’s Pacific War Odyssey, 1944.

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Curators approve Welcome Center plans

Posted by on June 23, 2022

Missouri S&T’s goal of increasing enrollment to 12,000 students will be aided by a new Welcome Center, approved today (Thursday, June 23) by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

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S&T field laboratory continues to expand learning opportunities

Posted by on June 22, 2022

Staff at Missouri S&T’s biological resource site, the Ozark Research Field Station, have already hosted several summer classes this semester, covering topics such as field biology, insect ecology and vegetation of the Ozarks. And soon, the field station’s offerings could expand thanks to a gift from S&T alumnus Michael Haynes.

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Missouri S&T investigates ceramics processing through $1.4 million project

Posted by on June 22, 2022

When you order fries at McDonald’s, you expect them to taste the same in Missouri as they do in Montana. That type of consistency is what researchers at Missouri S&T are trying to achieve in ultra-high-temperature ceramics processing for hypersonic vehicles.

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Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on June 21, 2022

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 4-5.

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