Tag: aerospace engineering

Missouri S&T student wins SMART scholarship

Posted by on July 10, 2020

Jill Davis of Republic, Missouri, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received the U.S. Department of Defense’s Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship to support her research on small satellites for deep space.

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Missouri S&T student receives NASA fellowship

Posted by on February 4, 2020

Andrew Hinkle, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, is part of a select group of graduate students across the U.S. to receive a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). Through the award, Hinkle plans to help advance the agency’s understanding of how particle flows such as Martian dust storms could affect spacecraft landings.

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Missouri S&T police recognize student for helping stranded motorists

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Missouri S&T Police Chief Doug Roberts surprised Missouri S&T freshman Dalton Gerdes of Gerald, Missouri, with a STEP UP! program pin award on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for helping stranded motorists in Rolla earlier this month.

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Landers named Curators’ Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 26, 2018

Dr. Robert Landers, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Landers will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. The University of Missouri System Board of Curators bestows the honorary title upon outstanding scholars with established reputations in the field of study. Landers is being recognized for his work in the automation and control of manufacturing processes.

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Missouri S&T student body president embraces campus life, in and out of classroom

Posted by on April 10, 2018

Scottie Thomas, a senior in chemical engineering from Cape Girardeau, Mo., came to Missouri S&T with a penchant for leadership honed in high school, where he was a football captain and National Honor Society member.
Four years later, as he prepares to graduate in May and work as a process design engineer for Phillips 66, Thomas has grown into a campus leader who immersed himself in university life, from working in an aerospace engineering research lab to his current role as student body president.

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Missouri S&T celebrates students for outstanding research

Posted by on March 23, 2018

The graduate studies office at Missouri S&T celebrated the winners of the ninth annual Graduate Fellows Poster Session at an awards banquet held Wednesday, March 21.

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Missouri S&T student gets first look at new Boeing aircraft

Posted by on February 1, 2018

Missouri S&T aerospace engineering student Katie Frogge is one of the first members of the public to get an inside look at the cockpit of a new Boeing aircraft and to test its advanced training system.

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S&T grad student earns NASA fellowship to work on spacecraft re-entry technologies

Posted by on November 10, 2017

Mario Santos, a Ph.D. student at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned a prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). By earning the fellowship, Santos joins a small group of students from throughout the United States who show potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative space technologies for the nation’s science, exploration and economic future.

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Missouri S&T grad student earns Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Posted by on September 7, 2017

Aslihan Vuruskan, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from the Zonta International Foundation. Vuruskan is one of only 35 recipients of the award, which is given to a select group of women from around the world who demonstrate a superior academic record in the aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields.

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Fueling space flight

Posted by on April 18, 2017

It started with a boyhood dream of becoming an astronaut fueled from watching the 1995 Hollywood portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission. It ended – or rather, took a detour – after a teenage growth spurt propelled Steven Berg beyond NASA’s 6-foot-4 height limit for space travelers (the Wentzville, Missouri, native now stands 6-foot-7). The federal agency’s loss is Missouri S&T’s gain, as Berg’s fascination with space led to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering from a campus where he’s now a postdoctoral fellow in the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory under the supervision of associate professor Josh Rovey, his thesis adviser.

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