Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Missouri S&T prepares engineers for a future in space mining

Posted by on September 9, 2020

The moon, other planets – even asteroids – may hold promise as future sources of resources such as water, hydrogen, methane, and base and precious metals. Researchers at Missouri S&T hold a wealth of expertise in natural resource exploration and extraction as well as in critical and strategic minerals, so the university stands at the forefront of space resource exploration.

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Missouri S&T research on soybean oil may benefit manufacturers, farmers and environment

Posted by on August 18, 2020

Replacing a petroleum and water mixture with soybean oil as a lubricant and cooling agent for cutting metal would save money, reduce environmental impact, be safer for workers, and potentially help soybean farmers across the U.S., say Missouri S&T researchers who are developing the method.

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Missouri S&T’s first virtual camp to finish with satellite launches

Posted by on July 24, 2020

Missouri S&T’s first virtual summer camp will conclude with a launch event to watch more than a dozen camper-built small satellites travel 100,000 feet into the air on-board a high-altitude balloon. Campers will track the flight in August and receive images and data captured by the satellites from the edge of space.

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The sky is no limit

Posted by on July 21, 2020

Danielle Gines comes from a musical family in Bunker Hill, Ill., and she is always singing. But it was her interest in science and aviation that drew the Illinois transfer student to Missouri S&T and the Air Force ROTC program. “I have a passion for anything related to air and space and flight,” says Gines, […]

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. student named Amelia Earhart Fellow

Posted by on July 20, 2020

Donna Jennings, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a 2020 Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International Foundation in recognition of her research into satellite exploration of deep space.

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Missouri S&T student wins SMART scholarship

Posted by on July 10, 2020

Jill Davis of Republic, Missouri, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received the U.S. Department of Defense’s Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship to support her research on small satellites for deep space.

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Missouri S&T faculty members win UM System President’s Awards

Posted by on July 9, 2020

The University of Missouri System announced that seven members of the Missouri S&T faculty earned President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the system, for excellence in the areas of teaching, research, service and economic development. In all, 20 awards will be presented this year.

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Two S&T students earn Donald D. Myers Scholarship

Posted by on June 4, 2020

Missouri S&T has awarded the Donald D. Myers Scholarship to two Missouri S&T seniors in recognition of their service to the community and the campus.

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Missouri S&T alumnus named chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering

Posted by on May 26, 2020

Dr. David Bayless returns to Missouri S&T on Jan. 1, 2021, as the new chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering. A 1987 Missouri S&T mechanical engineering graduate, Bayless is the graduate chair of mechanical engineering and Gerald Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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Hand sanitizer from a whiskey still

Posted by on May 19, 2020

Adam Stumpf, ME’10, was focused on making bourbon, whiskey and vodka at his craft distillery when the coronavirus began to sweep across the United States. His wife and business partner, Laura, soon noticed that hand sanitizer was gone from store shelves. The Stumpfs had plenty of alcohol available, so why not convert the business from beverages to hand sanitizer? Stumpf says it was a no-brainer.

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