mining and explosives engineering

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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Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on June 21, 2022

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 4-5.

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From brain and heart surgeries to graduation

Posted by on May 11, 2022

Creighton Miles has wanted to earn a master’s degree in explosives engineering from Missouri S&T since age 12. He was just a few credit hours from achieving his goal last December when he stayed home from work in Kansas City one day with a migraine. He later tried to get out of bed but couldn’t walk. Creighton’s bride of four months, Emily, notified Creighton’s parents and then called 911. The emergency room physician diagnosed Creighton with a brain bleed and ordered immediate surgery.

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Awuah-Offei named chair of Missouri S&T mining and explosives engineering

Posted by on May 6, 2022

Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei has accepted the role as chair of mining and explosives engineering effective Aug. 1, 2022. He was named interim chair of the program in July 2018.

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Missouri S&T mucking teams finish strong in international competition

Posted by on April 8, 2022

Engineering students from Missouri S&T finished strong in the recent Intercollegiate Mining Competition in Rolla. As the host university, Missouri S&T welcomed student teams from across the United States and around the world as they competed in events based on mining techniques from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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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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$300 million gift sparks Kummer Ignition Grants program at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 12, 2022

Twelve Missouri S&T research teams have received inaugural Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation to support their efforts to attract grants from funding organizations. Totaling $365,000, the first 12 Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation projects and principal investigators are:

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81 researchers affiliated with Missouri S&T among top 2% in their fields for career and single-year impact

Posted by on December 30, 2021

CORRECTION: Two Missouri S&T faculty were omitted from the original news release due to misidentification in the database: Dr. Fatih Dogan, professor of ceramic engineering, and Dr. Ulrich D. Jentschura, professor of physics. Their information is now included in the news release below. Sixty-six current and former faculty of Missouri S&T are among the top […]

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Missouri S&T offers summer research for students from HBCUs

Posted by on July 30, 2021

Eight students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) participated in a summer program at Missouri S&T that is designed to encourage engineering students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies. This year, students in Missouri S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA) visited Rolla from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, Tennessee State University in Nashville and Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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Missouri S&T hosts first in series of national critical minerals workshops

Posted by on July 19, 2021

What are critical minerals, where do we find them, and why are they considered critical? Leading critical-minerals experts from across the country discussed these questions and more during a virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 2-3. The workshop provided insight and answers to issues surrounding materials such as cobalt for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, germanium for transistors, tellurium for solar cells and rare earth elements for magnets and electronics.

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