Author: Nancy Bowles

Missouri S&T engineering and computing programs show high marks in renewed ABET accreditation

Posted by on September 14, 2021

The 16 programs within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T showed remarkable improvement in receiving renewed accreditation from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), Inc. “Our department chairs have worked hard to improve their programs, and their work shows in the latest accreditation review,” says Dr. Richard Wlezien, vice […]

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S&T professor honored by American Society for Engineering Management

Posted by on September 8, 2021

Dr. Suzanna Long, chair and professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T, has received the Bernard R. Sarchet Award from the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) in recognition of her advancement and support of the discipline. “What has always mattered to me is knowing that I had an impact, that I […]

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S&T alumni mentor students to help future careers

Posted by on August 27, 2021

Engineering graduates enter the workforce with essential academic knowledge, technical skills and problem-solving ability. But employers say they need more than academic prowess and technical know-how. Soft skills like effective communications, leadership, networking, negotiating, conflict resolution and cultural aptitude play a critical role in employees’ success. Students at Missouri S&T are getting help in those areas from alumni mentors through a program housed in the Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (ChBE).

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NSF honors S&T early-career faculty

Posted by on August 24, 2021

From earthquake clues in ancient bedrock to robots to 2D metals, faculty researchers at Missouri S&T are leading their students into fascinating territory – and winning national recognition to boot. Three of our faculty have won CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation this year.

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. student receives NASA graduate research award

Posted by on August 9, 2021

When NASA sends humans to the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years as part of its Artemis Exploration Program, research conducted by Missouri S&T Ph.D. student David Lund will help crew members understand the ways plasma and lunar surface dust interact.

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Missouri S&T graduate named interim associate dean for research

Posted by on August 3, 2021

Dr. David Borrok, chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering (GGPE) at Missouri S&T, has been named interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at S&T. The appointment became effective Aug. 1.

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Missouri S&T researchers patent implants made with bioactive glasses and metals

Posted by on August 2, 2021

Medical devices made of bioactive glasses and metals that dissolve at the end of their operational lifespan could replace other types of implants and eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose, say researchers at Missouri S&T. The researchers recently received a patent for the device.

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Missouri S&T offers summer research for students from HBCUs

Posted by on July 30, 2021

Eight students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) participated in a summer program at Missouri S&T that is designed to encourage engineering students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies. This year, students in Missouri S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA) visited Rolla from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, Tennessee State University in Nashville and Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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Missouri S&T researcher wins NSF CAREER Award for 2D metals research

Posted by on July 21, 2021

As electronic devices get smaller and faster, computer chips must get thinner to save space and improve performance. Dr. Chenglin Wu, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T, has won a $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his work in two-dimensional metals – metals that are three atoms thick – for use in computer chips, sensors and coatings.

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Missouri S&T hosts first in series of national critical minerals workshops

Posted by on July 19, 2021

What are critical minerals, where do we find them, and why are they considered critical? Leading critical-minerals experts from across the country discussed these questions and more during a virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 2-3. The workshop provided insight and answers to issues surrounding materials such as cobalt for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, germanium for transistors, tellurium for solar cells and rare earth elements for magnets and electronics.

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