Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Missouri S&T Mucking Team travels to international competition in Nevada

Posted by on March 19, 2019

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A group of Missouri University of Science and Technology students is preparing to travel across the country to compete in events based on mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” The students will compete in the 41st annual International Intercollegiate Mining Competition held Wednesday, March 20, through Saturday, March 23, at the University of Nevada-Reno. Missouri […]

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Missouri S&T Mine Design Team headed to national competition

Posted by on February 21, 2019

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Missouri S&T’s Mine Design team will travel to the 2019 Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Conference this Saturday, Feb. 23, to present its design to industry professionals as part of the national finals in a design competition.

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Missouri S&T to offer mining regulatory standards training

Posted by on February 12, 2019

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This spring, Missouri S&T will offer professional development for geoscientists and mining, geological, metallurgical and other engineers to comply with new ethics and regulatory standards set by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) updated mining property disclosure rules.

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Doe Run gift supports new ventilation lab equipment

Posted by on February 3, 2019

The Doe Run Co. has donated more than $45,000 to Missouri S&T to upgrade the university’s Mining Ventilation Laboratory.

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U.S. News ranks 15 S&T programs among top online graduate offerings

Posted by on January 15, 2019

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Students interested in pursuing a master’s degree online have 15 nationally ranked programs to choose from at Missouri University of Science and Technology. U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs rankings, released today (Tuesday, Jan. 15), include Missouri S&T’s online MBA program, 12 online graduate programs in engineering, and programs that are highly ranked in U.S. News’ non-MBA business and computer information technology categories.

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Looking inside a nuclear fuel pin to improve nuclear energy

Posted by on August 2, 2018

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The search for safe and environmentally friendly renewable energy sources is one of the biggest challenges currently facing humanity. One environmentally friendly and virtually inexhaustible energy source under development is the next generation of nuclear reactors and, along with them, new types of fuels.

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Missouri S&T to receive $1.7M in federal support for nuclear engineering research, student scholarships and campus reactor upgrades

Posted by on July 26, 2018

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The nuclear engineering program at Missouri S&T has recently been awarded a total of $1.7 million in federal support for research, student scholarships and safety upgrades to the university’s nuclear research reactor. The federal investment marks a strong commitment to one of the top nuclear engineering programs in the nation, says Dr. Richard Wlezien, vice provost and dean of engineering and computing at Missouri S&T.

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Military background spurs Missouri S&T explosives engineering Ph.D. student’s research on traumatic brain injury

Posted by on July 11, 2018

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While in the Marine Corps, Missouri S&T explosives engineering Ph.D. student Barbara Rutter saw the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on her fellow soldiers’ lives firsthand. Those experiences have led Rutter to devote her graduate research to the relationship between physical building damage and TBI occurrence, so that the military can easily determine if an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion has caused such an injury.

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Missouri S&T explosives researcher studies blast-induced brain injuries

Posted by on February 15, 2018

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The Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students, and for its designation by Popular Science magazine as the country’s “coolest lab.” For Dr. Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of explosives engineering, the Missouri S&T mine is also an invaluable testing ground to study a life-altering ailment that can impact athletes, car accident victims, members of the military and others: traumatic brain injury (TBI). In partnership with neuroscientists from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the native Briton uses the outdoor lab to mimic battlefield conditions and explore how carefully calibrated explosions affect the brain’s wiring.

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S&T’s 20th annual Haunted Mine opens Friday, Oct. 20

Posted by on October 12, 2017

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Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been “haunting” S&T’s Experimental Mine Facility every Halloween for 20 years, and this Halloween is no different.

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