Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Missouri S&T alumni shoot for the moon

Posted by on March 28, 2024

In the 1960s, Donald Beinart, a Missouri S&T alumnus, helped create flight simulation systems for NASA’s Project Gemini, which was a precursor to the Apollo program’s manned lunar landings. Almost six decades later, his grandson, Matt Klosterman, who is also a Missouri S&T alumnus, played a role in the country’s first lunar landing since the Apollo program came to an end.

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Missouri S&T alumnus part of India’s lunar landing

Posted by on March 22, 2024

Twenty-seven years ago, when Radhakant Padhi was in the early stages of his career and working as a national defense scientist in India, he aspired to one day earn a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering in the United States.  

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Freddy Ray Dugard: From S&T’s football field to Ford’s front office

Posted by on March 13, 2024

When Freddy Ray Dugard was a senior in 2009 at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York, he says he wouldn’t have been able to point out Missouri on a map. 
 
Fast-forward about 15 years, and Dugard now says that state — and more specifically Missouri S&T — has helped shape his career and set him on a path for success.  

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S&T grows presence in St. Louis with graduate engineering programs

Posted by on March 6, 2024

Engineering and computing professionals in St. Louis will soon have local access to several Missouri S&T master’s degree programs, certificates and quick courses. 

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Satellite designed by Missouri S&T students launches into space

Posted by on March 5, 2024

A Missouri S&T student-designed satellite is now in space and revolving around the Earth — thanks to some help from a SpaceX rocket.

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Engineers Week: S&T professor says flying cars à la ‘The Jetsons’ will soon be a reality

Posted by on February 22, 2024

Remember the flying cars made famous in Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic cartoon, The Jetsons, that first aired in the early 1960s? 

According to Dr. Xiaosong Du, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, a similar mode of transportation will be an option for people needing a ride across larger cities in the next 5-10 years.  

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Missouri S&T’s student-designed satellite ready for launch

Posted by on February 22, 2024

A satellite developed by Missouri S&T’s student-run Satellite Research Team will soon be launched into space on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket during the upcoming Transporter-10 mission. 

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Missouri S&T consortium wins grant to modernize state’s defense manufacturing

Posted by on January 31, 2024

Using technology to strengthen the global competitiveness of Missouri manufacturers while supporting the defense industry is one of the primary goals of a three-year project recently awarded $5 million by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. The grant establishes the Missouri Defense Manufacturing Consortium, a partnership of colleges and universities, companies, and manufacturing organizations led by Missouri S&T.

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Could blue-green algae lead to humans’ sustained presence on the moon?

Posted by on January 29, 2024

Will blue-green algae growing on a window screen that cycles water eventually play a major role in humans having a sustained presence on the moon?  

A group of student researchers from Missouri S&T thinks so, and their Lunar Biotech team’s project was recognized for having one of the top innovations at the Lunar Life Odyssey 2 challenge.

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Missouri S&T students conducting research for NASA

Posted by on December 19, 2023

Seventeen students from Missouri S&T are conducting NASA-funded research that may directly affect the space agency’s work. 

These students are interns and fellows as part of the Missouri Space Grant Consortium, which is administered by Missouri S&T.  

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