Author: Delia Croessmann

Missouri S&T historian to appear in HISTORY’s ‘Presidents at War’ premiering Feb. 17

Posted by on February 7, 2019

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T and one of America’s most distinguished military historians, will help commemorate this year’s Presidents Day by sharing his expertise on screen in HISTORY’s landmark two-night television event, “Presidents at War.”

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MXene researchers find 2-D transition metal carbides react with water, opening a door to their unknown chemistry

Posted by on January 16, 2019

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered that two-dimensional (2-D) titanium carbide materials, or MXenes, can react with water with no other oxidizers involved. Their finding may lead to new insights into the unusual chemistry of MXenes and consequently have impacts on MXenes’ storage and device manufacturing.

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Jan. 24 opening of Hispanic Film Festival broadens S&T’s cultural offerings

Posted by on January 16, 2019

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For the fifth consecutive year, Missouri University of Science and Technology is pleased to present its Hispanic Film Festival of five movies that begin on January 24 and end on April 25. The screenings are free of charge and open to the S&T campus and the general public of Rolla and surrounding communities.

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S&T powers high-tech, living laboratory with new microgrids to study advanced lead battery technologies

Posted by on January 10, 2019

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Missouri S&T has installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the campus’s EcoVillage, a living laboratory of solar homes S&T students designed to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

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Janet Kavandi selected for US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Posted by on January 10, 2019

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Dr. Janet Kavandi, veteran astronaut and a graduate of Missouri S&T, has been selected for induction into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for April 6 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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Your brain on art: neuroscientists define the aesthetic experience

Posted by on December 20, 2018

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Imagine you are looking at Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting for the first time. What do you experience? Perhaps the first thing you notice is the large amount of blue. Then you might zoom in on details to notice the stars and the rings of paint around them, and then details of the village below, while still examining the blue sky. As you explore the painting, your understanding changes, and so do the pleasurable feelings you receive from the experience.

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Missouri S&T invites the public to a community-wide discussion on gene editing

Posted by on December 3, 2018

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Missouri S&T’s biological sciences department will host a public forum, “Editing our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome,” from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, 612 N. Pine St. in Rolla.

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Air Force commander’s personal compass navigates dynamic military career

Posted by on November 5, 2018

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With a path into military leadership that would map like a complex transit system, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney just might dispel your preconceived notions of military commanders.

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Missouri S&T powers high-tech, living laboratory homes with new microgrids to research advanced lead battery technologies

Posted by on November 2, 2018

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Missouri S&T has installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the campus’s EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to solar-powered houses designed and built by Missouri S&T students. Members of Missouri S&T’s Microgrid Industrial Consortium want to use the microgrids to test advancements in lead battery energy storage for their potential use as a renewable energy source in communities of the future. Two homes occupied by students will be individually supplied with stored electricity from the systems, which run off charging algorithms from a 24-hour, cloud-based control system.

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Missouri S&T professor receives Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing

Posted by on October 30, 2018

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T and one of the nation’s most distinguished military historians, has won the Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing for his upcoming journal article on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s stealth campaign for the 1944 Republican presidential nomination. A $5,000 cash prize accompanies the award.

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