Tag: Energy and Earth Resources

UMR engineering students set their sights on Bolivia

Posted by on August 5, 2005

While most college students are packing up to return to campus, three University of Missouri-Rolla students are preparing for a different journey — one that will take them deep into the Andes mountains

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UMR engineering students to help Guatemalans rebuild homes

Posted by on June 23, 2005

When a major earthquake jolted Central America in January 2001, it left many Guatemalans wondering how they would rebuild their destroyed adobe homes. More than four years later, residents of Jerez are finding their answer in the hands of seven engineering students from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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Lead-free mandate will affect aerospace industry, says UMR researcher

Posted by on June 21, 2005

Dr. Matt O’Keefe, associate professor of materials science and engineering at UMR, is testing solder joints to find out how lead (tin-lead) and lead-free (tin-silver-copper) solders compare. His work is in collaboration with Boeing-Phantom Works, Northrop Grumman, Air Force Research Laboratory and the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT), which is housed at UMR.

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UMR to host summer materials camp for high school students

Posted by on April 11, 2005

High school juniors and seniors from around the country can get a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacture and application of metallic and ceramic materials in a free summer camp to be held this summer at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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UMR recognizes six faculty for teaching excellence

Posted by on September 24, 2004

The University of Missouri-Rolla established a new award this fall to recognize faculty who consistently demonstrate quality instruction in the classroom.

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UMR receives more than $1 million for nuclear engineering programs

Posted by on September 13, 2004

UMR’s nuclear engineering department recently received more than $1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy. The funds will be used to expand and improve the department’s teaching and research opportunities.

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UMR professor and Titanic researcher dies

Posted by on August 30, 2004

Dr. H.P. Leighly, professor emeritus of metallurgical engineering at the UMR died Saturday, Aug. 28, at age 81.

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UMR helps design bomb-resistant buildings

Posted by on August 23, 2004

If terrorists strike again, lives and buildings could be spared with bomb- and impact-resistant buildings constructed using concepts being developed by researchers at UMR.

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UMR helps with nationwide effort to commercialize fuel cells

Posted by on August 10, 2004

The next battery-powered bunny may move to the beat of a different sort of battery — a solid oxide fuel cell — with the help of a new glass-ceramic seal being developed by researchers at UMR.

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UMR research tackles U.S. steel shortage

Posted by on August 10, 2004

In the wake of the recent steel shortage, researchers at UMR are exploring ways to make steel production in the United States quicker, cheaper and more efficient.

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