Materials Science and Engineering

Successful transition to online-only courses for S&T faculty and students

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Students and faculty at Missouri S&T are back from spring break and back to meeting virtually after COVID-19 effectively shut down classrooms on the Rolla campus and at the other University of Missouri System universities. The transition to online education has gone fairly smoothly, according to faculty and students.

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Researchers awarded $2.2 million grant to develop sensors for steelmaking

Posted by on March 13, 2020

Steelmaking involves the handling of corrosive metal and oxide fluids at extremely high temperatures – about 1,600 degrees Celsius, which is several hundred degrees hotter than fresh lava from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii. Measuring the temperature, chemistry and fluid flow of molten steel under these conditions in real time is important to enable rapid responses to the changes in the steel during its production, according to researchers. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Missouri S&T part of a $2.2 million grant to develop new, more efficient ways to measure temperature, flow and chemistry during steelmaking to cut costs and improve worker safety.

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Missouri S&T student offers handmade help for Australia’s orphaned animals

Posted by on February 27, 2020

As summer rains extinguish the bush fires that have ravaged Australia since September 2019 and have killed an estimated one billion animals, rescuers are keeping orphaned kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, bandicoots and other animals comfortable in pouches, wraps and nests handmade by crafters from around the world. One of those crafters is Laurie Gilson of Olathe, Kansas, a third-year student in mechanical and metallurgical engineering at Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T researchers create organ tissue with bioactive glass, stem cells and 3D printer

Posted by on February 20, 2020

An interdisciplinary team of Missouri S&T researchers is creating organ tissue samples using bioactive glass, stem cells and a 3D printer. The project could advance pharmaceutical testing and lead to a better understanding of how diseases affect human cells.

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New glass research center to support statewide medical research

Posted by on February 10, 2020

By combining their materials science expertise with large-scale medical research, Missouri S&T researchers hope to meet clinical demands for glass-related solutions through a new Center for Glass Science and Technology (CGST). The new center will build on Missouri S&T’s previous success in glass research, which includes the development of bioactive glasses to treat open wounds and cancers.

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Rupp to provide new perspective on STEM careers at O’Keefe Lecture

Posted by on October 8, 2019

Joseph D. Rupp, retired chair and CEO of Olin Corp. and alumnus of Missouri S&T, will present a lecture in the 11th annual Dr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Lecture Series, hosted by the materials science and engineering department at S&T.

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New program offers summer research for students from historically black universities

Posted by on July 29, 2019

Six undergraduate students from Tennessee State University in Nashville and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, spent two months this summer conducting engineering research at Missouri University of Science and Technology as part of a new program designed to encourage underrepresented engineering students to consider pursuing graduate studies. The six students took part in Missouri S&T’s […]

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented three Awards of Professional Distinction during spring commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 19. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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An offer she couldn’t refuse

Posted by on April 23, 2019

When Destinee Rea began looking at colleges, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the STEM field. The problem? She had no idea which one. Drawn to S&T because of her interest in science and engineering and the flexibility it offered through the freshman engineering program, she says her decision was finalized when she […]

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Researchers discover an economical way to produce high-performance thin films for electronics

Posted by on April 11, 2019

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or “epitaxial” films, used in the manufacture of semiconductors for flexible electronics, LEDs and solar cells.

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