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See fireworks two Fridays in June at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 11, 2019

Watch the skies above Missouri S&T in June for two student-produced fireworks displays.

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The year in research: 18 stories worth revisiting

Posted by on December 17, 2018

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From studies on how DNA could be used to deliver targeted cancer treatments to research on how to develop trust with artificial intelligence to studies on gender bias, traumatic brain injury, electric vehicle charging and more, Missouri S&T faculty and students explored a variety of research topics in 2018. Here are 18 major research stories from S&T for the 2018 calendar year.

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Military background spurs Missouri S&T explosives engineering Ph.D. student’s research on traumatic brain injury

Posted by on July 11, 2018

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While in the Marine Corps, Missouri S&T explosives engineering Ph.D. student Barbara Rutter saw the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on her fellow soldiers’ lives firsthand. Those experiences have led Rutter to devote her graduate research to the relationship between physical building damage and TBI occurrence, so that the military can easily determine if an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion has caused such an injury.

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See fireworks two Fridays in June at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 14, 2018

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Watch the skies above Missouri S&T in June for two student-produced fireworks displays.

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Missouri S&T explosives researcher studies blast-induced brain injuries

Posted by on February 15, 2018

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The Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students, and for its designation by Popular Science magazine as the country’s “coolest lab.” For Dr. Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of explosives engineering, the Missouri S&T mine is also an invaluable testing ground to study a life-altering ailment that can impact athletes, car accident victims, members of the military and others: traumatic brain injury (TBI). In partnership with neuroscientists from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the native Briton uses the outdoor lab to mimic battlefield conditions and explore how carefully calibrated explosions affect the brain’s wiring.

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Missouri S&T adds master’s degree in explosives technology

Posted by on September 28, 2017

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Growing interest in explosives technology among both federal investigators and military personnel is prompting Missouri University of Science and Technology to further expand its graduate programs in the field.
The University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Thursday voted to approve a new master of science degree in explosives technology at Missouri S&T. The proposal now awaits final approval by the state Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

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From wide receiver to mining leader

Posted by on October 18, 2016

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Braden Lusk first came to Rolla in 1996 as a walk-on wide receiver from central Kansas who excelled at math and science in high school but admittedly “had no idea what an engineer was.”

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Curators approve nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering

Posted by on November 21, 2013

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A pioneering program in explosives engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is poised to expand to the doctoral level. The University of Missouri System Board of Curators voted to approve the degree program at its Nov. 21 meeting. The program now must be approved by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

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Explosives Camp is a blast

Posted by on May 29, 2012

This June, high school students from California to Maine will experience a unique summer camp hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology. The main draw for the students, apparently, is that they get to blow stuff up.

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It’s that time of year for Explosives Camp at S&T

Posted by on June 7, 2011

The first session of one of the most unique summer camps in the nation is under way at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Missouri S&T is once again holding Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors. The first of three sessions started June 5.

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