Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

S&T researcher awarded grant to study turbulence at hypersonic speeds 

Posted by on July 11, 2024

A researcher from Missouri S&T has been awarded $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how turbulence behaves at high speeds and how it could be used to make hypersonic vehicles more effective. 

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Hurry up and innovate: S&T event challenges students to improve energy storage

Posted by on June 12, 2024

Noah Johnson, a rising sophomore in mechanical engineering from Washington, Illinois, won first place in S&T’s first Grand Micro Challenge in late April. The challenge gave students just a few hours on a Sunday afternoon to propose a way of storing the energy generated by sun and wind without relying on lithium-ion batteries.

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S&T faculty members awarded seed grants to implement KEEN principles

Posted by on June 3, 2024

Five competitive seed grants have been awarded to Missouri S&T faculty members to support implementing the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network’s (KEEN) principles focused on having an entrepreneurial mindset in their courses. 

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S&T alumnus is laser-focused on supporting mechanical and aerospace engineering students

Posted by on May 6, 2024

When Jacopo Frigerio was inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers in October 2023, he says one of his goals was to find new ways to positively impact as many students as possible in his home department. 

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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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