Tag: aerospace engineering

Researchers get NASA funding to study how to propel and control tiny spacecraft

Posted by on August 2, 2013

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NASA hopes to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe, but current small satellites that gather vital information can’t be controlled once they’ve been released into space. Two researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology think they may have discovered a fix for the problem.

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Missouri S&T professor to receive 2008 AIAA Aeroacoustics Award

Posted by on April 10, 2008

Dr. Walter Eversman, Curators’ Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been chosen to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2008 Aeroacoustics Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft community noise reduction.

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UMR professor’s invention may quiet electric motor industry

Posted by on July 16, 2007

A University of Missouri-Rolla researcher and two of his colleagues have received a patent for a system that could improve the performance of electric motors.

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Honor society names UMR senior to elite eight

Posted by on April 5, 2006

Lori Ziegler of Fenton, Mo., a senior in aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, recently received the 2006 North Central Region Award from Sigma Gamma Tau, an honor society for aerospace engineering students.

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ME Annex is falling down

Posted by on March 2, 2006

Constructed a year before the Wright Brothers made their historic flight, the UMR Mechanical Engineering Annex is being razed to make way for the first phase of a $27.6 million expansion project and you can watch its progress.

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UMR to break ground on Toomey Hall

Posted by on September 15, 2005

The University of Missouri-Rolla will break ground on a $24 million renovation and expansion project during a ceremony from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30., near the current site of the Mechanical Engineering Building on campus.

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UMR students ready to depart for Houston flight

Posted by on July 13, 2005

As NASA prepares the Discovery shuttle for blast-off, a group of University of Missouri-Rolla students are prepping themselves for their own flight mission set for July 21-30 in Houston. The eight-member team is one of 20 NASA has selected from more than 100 proposals to conduct reduced-gravity experiments this summer aboard the agency’s famous “Weightless […]

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UMR receives additional $3.5 million for Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies

Posted by on August 11, 2004

UMR’s Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) will receive an additional $3.5 million in federal funds for the coming year, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) announced Wednesday during a visit to the UMR campus.

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Alumnus John Toomey donates $5 million for ME/AE Complex project

Posted by on July 23, 2004

Plans to renovate and expand the University of Missouri-Rolla’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Complex moved a big step closer to reality on Friday, July 23, with the university’s announcement of a $5 million gift for the project from John and Mary Toomey of Alexandria, Va., and their family. John Toomey is a 1949 UMR graduate […]

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UMR team finishes second in airplane event

Posted by on June 22, 2004

For the second time in 2004, a radio-controlled airplane designed by UMR students carried the most weight in an international student-design competition, and the team finished second overall in the event.

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