Tag: mechanical engineering

S&T to establish global engineering scholarships

Posted by on August 25, 2021

Future engineers planning for international careers as part of Missouri S&T’s global engineering program will soon have additional support to help offset the costs of studying and intern abroad.

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Missouri S&T offers summer research for students from HBCUs

Posted by on July 30, 2021

Eight students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) participated in a summer program at Missouri S&T that is designed to encourage engineering students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies. This year, students in Missouri S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA) visited Rolla from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, Tennessee State University in Nashville and Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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Chasing the northern lights

Posted by on June 9, 2021

Derrick Barger doesn’t speak much Russian, and he doesn’t speak any Norwegian. But that won’t stop him from moving to the Ukraine for the summer and then moving to Norway for graduate studies after he finishes his undergraduate degree at Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T researcher studying human-robot interaction wins NSF CAREER award

Posted by on May 4, 2021

Research to understand how humans and robots communicate and interpret each other’s intentions has resulted in a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for Dr. Yun Seong Song, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T. The five-year, $538,876 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will support Song’s research to advance physical human-robot interaction.

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Missouri S&T’s hosts first virtual Three Minute Thesis competition

Posted by on March 3, 2021

Missouri S&T hosted its first virtual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Missouri S&T’s Sreevalsan Menon, Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering from Kerala, India, won the competition with his research on the “Identification of Brain Neuromarkers in Health and Disease.” Menon said in his presentation that nearly one in […]

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Missouri S&T among winners in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Posted by on February 1, 2021

The success of NASA’s future plans to explore and inhabit the moon may depend in part on research by university students, including a team of seven from Missouri University of Science and Technology who have won a grant from the space agency to develop a way to remove lunar dust from power-producing solar cells. The […]

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Missouri S&T research on soybean oil may benefit manufacturers, farmers and environment

Posted by on August 18, 2020

Replacing a petroleum and water mixture with soybean oil as a lubricant and cooling agent for cutting metal would save money, reduce environmental impact, be safer for workers, and potentially help soybean farmers across the U.S., say Missouri S&T researchers who are developing the method.

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Missouri S&T alumnus named chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering

Posted by on May 26, 2020

Dr. David Bayless returns to Missouri S&T on Jan. 1, 2021, as the new chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering. A 1987 Missouri S&T mechanical engineering graduate, Bayless is the graduate chair of mechanical engineering and Gerald Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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Hand sanitizer from a whiskey still

Posted by on May 19, 2020

Adam Stumpf, ME’10, was focused on making bourbon, whiskey and vodka at his craft distillery when the coronavirus began to sweep across the United States. His wife and business partner, Laura, soon noticed that hand sanitizer was gone from store shelves. The Stumpfs had plenty of alcohol available, so why not convert the business from beverages to hand sanitizer? Stumpf says it was a no-brainer.

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Missouri S&T student offers handmade help for Australia’s orphaned animals

Posted by on February 27, 2020

As summer rains extinguish the bush fires that have ravaged Australia since September 2019 and have killed an estimated one billion animals, rescuers are keeping orphaned kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, bandicoots and other animals comfortable in pouches, wraps and nests handmade by crafters from around the world. One of those crafters is Laurie Gilson of Olathe, Kansas, a third-year student in mechanical and metallurgical engineering at Missouri S&T.

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