Tag: mechanical engineering

Landers named Curators’ Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 26, 2018

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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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A gift without borders

Posted by on November 1, 2017

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David Heikkinen, a 1993 mechanical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, and Dr. Ann Rueff Heikkinen have deep Rolla roots. They met as students at Rolla Junior High School, and their mothers both worked for Missouri S&T. Virginia Heikkinen Callahan, a 1988 S&T history graduate, worked in admissions and Chris Rueff in career services. When it […]

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It’s all about connections

Posted by on October 10, 2017

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New alumni just out of school are focused on starting careers and getting established in a new community. And sometimes that community is a long way from home and campus. But just because you aren’t in Rolla doesn’t mean you have to lose touch.

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Energy-recycling steps eyed for post-surgical recovery, aging in place

Posted by on July 12, 2017

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A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher wants to make walking up and down stairs easier through the creation of a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend. Yun Seong Song, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, built the spring-loaded stairs as a postdoctoral researcher […]

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George Holmes: A future in control

Posted by on May 23, 2017

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As a high school senior, George Leno Holmes Jr. saw two clear paths for life after graduation. “I was either going to join the Air Force or become a mechanic,” he says.

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Researchers develop ways to improve machining, milling processes

Posted by on January 18, 2017

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Fixing flaws introduced during the machining of large components used in the aircraft and heavy equipment industries can be time-consuming for manufacturers – and costly if they must scrap the flawed parts after they’ve been fabricated. A new approach developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology is helping manufacturers eliminate those flaws […]

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Additive manufacturing: A new twist for stretchable electronics?

Posted by on January 3, 2017

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Electronic components that can be elongated or twisted – known as “stretchable” electronics – could soon be used to power electronic gadgets, the onboard systems of vehicles, medical devices and other products. And a 3-D printing-like approach to manufacturing may help make stretchable electronics more prevalent, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Built for speed

Posted by on September 20, 2016

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Most high school guidance counselors encourage prospective college students to apply to as many as eight schools – from dream destinations to likely matches to safe selections where the odds of acceptance are sky-high.

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Riggins receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

Posted by on April 23, 2015

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Dr. David Riggins, Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

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Missouri S&T final features couch racing

Posted by on December 18, 2014

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A group of mechanical engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology raced couches across the Missouri S&T campus mall as part of their final exam.

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