Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Rock-and-roll grandpa earns doctoral degree for research on using desert shrub as asphalt recycling agent

Posted by on May 23, 2018

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He’s driven the backroads with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, from Def Leppard and KISS to John Denver and the Eurythmics, hauling both gear and performers as a truck- and bus-driving roadie. Yet despite his many brushes with fame, what gets Mike Lusher most excited these days is his research into an unassuming desert shrub that some predict will revolutionize the rubber industry. A fascination with the guayule (why-YOO-lee) plant that began a dozen years ago while watching an episode of The History Channel show “Modern Marvels” has culminated in a Ph.D. in civil engineering for the 64-year-old grandfather, who received his diploma at May 12 commencement.

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Clayco Inc. contributes $2 million to Missouri S&T for lab expansion

Posted by on April 24, 2018

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Clayco Inc. is donating $2 million to a major lab expansion project at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The gift completes fundraising for one of Missouri S&T’s top priorities, the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory.

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Missouri S&T civil engineering professor wins national teaching award

Posted by on April 17, 2018

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A longtime Missouri S&T professor has received the top teaching honor from a national civil engineering honor society. Dr. David Richardson, Chancellor’s Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, received the James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award from the Chi Epsilon national civil engineering honor society earlier this month.

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Expert on risk management in engineering to give Stueck Lecture at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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A National Academy of Engineering member known for her work to highlight statistical rigor and mathematical probability in infrastructure design and risk management will present the 2018 Stueck Lecture at Missouri S&T later this month. Dr. Suzanne Lacasse, technical director of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and a member of the national engineering academies in the U.S., Canada, Norway and France, will discuss “Reality-based design for robust geotechnical practice” at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, in Room 125 of Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, 1401 N. Pine St. Lacasse plans to illustrate probabilistic and reliability-based design methods with case studies involving dam design, landslide runout, foundations of a historical ship museum and offshore installations.

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Missouri S&T civil engineering professor named Fulbright distinguished chair in Australia

Posted by on March 20, 2018

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A Missouri S&T civil engineering professor will lecture and conduct research in Australia as a Fulbright scholar in advanced science and technology.
Dr. William Schonberg, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has been named a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology. His appointment begins in January 2019 at the Defence Science and Technology Group, a government agency in Melbourne.

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S&T grad featured in Super Bowl commercial

Posted by on January 31, 2018

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This year’s Super Bowl ad lineup has a Rolla connection. Kevin Fahrenkrog, a 1988 Missouri S&T graduate, is featured in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Super Bowl commercial for its Budweiser brand, and a nonprofit co-founded by alumnus Gary White is the subject of Stella Artois’ Super Bowl ad.

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Missouri S&T doctoral student enlists drones to detect unexploded landmines through changes in plant health

Posted by on January 9, 2018

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From U.S. Navy laboratories to battlefields in Afghanistan, researchers are lining up to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to detect unexploded landmines. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, civil engineering doctoral student Paul Manley is enlisting a third variable —plant health — to see if drones can be used to more safely […]

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University of Missouri Curators approve Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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The University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Thursday approved a new $6.5 million lab at Missouri University of Science and Technology that is expected to position the university as a national leader in addressing the challenges of aging public infrastructure. The Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) will expand the High-bay Structures Laboratory in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall to provide 16,000 square feet of research space for developing and testing new construction materials and methods.

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Civil engineering leader to speak at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 13, 2017

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The new president-elect of the nation’s oldest engineering society will share her vision of the profession’s future in a Missouri University of Science and Technology guest lecture.

Robin A. Kemper, a senior risk engineering consultant for Zurich Services Corp., will serve as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers starting in 2018. Her lecture, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 in 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, is being hosted by the Missouri S&T Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

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Asphalt conference Nov. 28-29 at Missouri S&T

Posted by on September 27, 2017

The 60th annual Asphalt Conference will be held Nov. 28-29 at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Registration is $135 per person and is available online at asphalt.mst.edu.

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