Mining Engineering

S&T team competes against professionals in mine rescue competition

Posted by on October 5, 2022

The Missouri Mine Rescue Association, in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology, hosted its 40th Annual Mine Rescue Competition at Missouri S&T Sept. 27-29, 2022, judged by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Missouri Department of Labor Cave and Mine Safety.

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Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on September 28, 2022

At the start of the fall semester, Missouri S&T welcomed 15 faculty members to campus. Their expertise ranges from aerothermodynamics and advanced manufacturing to sports marketing and quantum physics.

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Missouri S&T makes list of “degrees of the future” for energy engineering

Posted by on August 14, 2022

Missouri S&T is one of 15 U.S. universities chosen by the science and technology website Gizmodo as schools that offer the best energy engineering programs in a recent “degrees of the future” report. “One of the most critical problems humans currently have is how to generate power efficiently,” Gizmodo’s editors wrote in the report, which […]

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Hidden danger in electric vehicle fires

Posted by on August 9, 2022

Like a fire in a wall, fires in electric vehicle (EV) batteries burn unseen. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working with mine operators and firefighting agencies to plan for and mitigate EV fire risks.

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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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Intercollegiate Mining Competition returns to Missouri S&T

Posted by on March 24, 2022

The Intercollegiate Mining Competition, also known as the mucking competition, return to Missouri S&T this Friday and Saturday at the university’s Experimental Mine. The event features international student teams competing in events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Modern mining: How an ancient profession is playing a critical role in contemporary life, on earth and beyond

Posted by on January 31, 2022

If you think of mining as an antiquated, old-tech industry, Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei suggests you consider your smartphone. “There are 46 elements in your iPhone, and every one of them comes from the earth,” says Awuah-Offei, Union Pacific/Rocky Mountain Energy Professor in mining engineering and interim director of mining and explosives engineering at Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T faculty honored for outstanding teaching, experiential learning

Posted by on December 15, 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology celebrated faculty excellence at an awards banquet Dec. 9 on campus. Honorees include:

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Doe Run donation helps prepare S&T students for mining careers

Posted by on December 6, 2021

Missouri S&T students will soon have access to innovative new mining equipment, thanks to a $44,000 donation from The Doe Run Company (Doe Run).   Doe Run’s donation will fund a variety of supplies for Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine, including: A programmable computer numerical control (CNC) mill, a machine similar to a 3D printer that […]

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Missouri S&T’s Haunted Mine opens Friday, Oct. 22

Posted by on October 14, 2021

Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine will be haunted once again this October.

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