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Rock-and-roll grandpa earns doctoral degree for research on using desert shrub as asphalt recycling agent

Posted by on May 23, 2018

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He’s driven the backroads with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, from Def Leppard and KISS to John Denver and the Eurythmics, hauling both gear and performers as a truck- and bus-driving roadie. Yet despite his many brushes with fame, what gets Mike Lusher most excited these days is his research into an unassuming desert shrub that some predict will revolutionize the rubber industry. A fascination with the guayule (why-YOO-lee) plant that began a dozen years ago while watching an episode of The History Channel show “Modern Marvels” has culminated in a Ph.D. in civil engineering for the 64-year-old grandfather, who received his diploma at May 12 commencement.

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Leach Theatre announces 2018-19 season

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Leach Theatre will open its 27th season with a performance by the violin and viola duet “Black Violin.” The 2018-19 Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will feature a mix of music, theater, dance and more on the campus of Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T Mars Rover to defend world title

Posted by on May 22, 2018

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The world champion Mars Rover Design Team at Missouri S&T will defend its title this month in a competition designed to test the fundamentals of remote robotic travel and task completion using next-generation Mars rovers.

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S&T’s Steel Bridge team to compete at nationals

Posted by on May 17, 2018

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After winning first place at a regional competition in April, the Steel Bridge Design Team from Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to the 2018 National Student Steel Bridge Competition and put their bridge engineering and construction skills to the test. The competition will be held May 25-26 at the University of Illinois […]

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College of Engineering and Computing honors 18 graduate students

Posted by on May 16, 2018

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The College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T is honoring 18 graduate students in recognition of their scholarly productivity and teaching excellence. Eight doctoral students representing six academic departments have been named CEC Dean’s Ph.D. Scholars at Missouri S&T, while another 10 doctoral students affiliated with seven departments have been designated as inaugural Dean’s Graduate Educators. Each student was recognized and honored at an end-of-semester campus reception on Thursday, May 10.

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S&T historian’s new book chronicles record producers who created American roots music

Posted by on May 15, 2018

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A new book released today (May 15, 2018), A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record, provides the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of what is now known as American roots music.

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Missouri S&T faculty awarded Technology Acceleration Grants

Posted by on May 14, 2018

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Three Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty are recipients of the spring 2018 Technology Acceleration Grants (TAG) offered by the office of technology transfer and economic development (OTTED).

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Missouri S&T awards Chancellor’s Scholarships

Posted by on May 11, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology awarded Chancellor’s Scholarships to 18 high school seniors for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Spaces still available for Missouri S&T Aerospace Camp

Posted by on May 11, 2018

Parents can still register their students for the three-day Aerospace Camp at Missouri S&T. The camp will be held July 17-19. Students should be age 10 to 13 on or before the first day of camp.

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Missouri S&T helps students save money on textbooks

Posted by on May 10, 2018

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With the rising cost of college textbooks adding to many students’ debt load, the University of Missouri System is encouraging faculty to explore using more affordable and open educational resources – low-cost or freely accessible, openly licensed text or media for teaching and learning.

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