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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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Meet the Miners behind the moon landing

Posted by on July 15, 2019

Three Missouri S&T Miners played vital roles in NASA’s successful first moon landing The United States’ Apollo 11 mission was the first crewed mission to successfully land on the moon on July 20, 1969. While only two men actually walked on the surface of the moon that day, thousands of NASA employees contributed to the […]

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Missouri S&T to host 28th annual NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Conference

Posted by on April 23, 2019

Missouri S&T will host the upcoming annual conference of the NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium (MOSGC). The two-day event showcases research in fields of interest to NASA by students at all four UM System campuses, Missouri State University, Lincoln University, Washington University, Truman State University and Saint Louis University. There will also be participants from Metropolitan Community College and Moberly Area Community College.

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Janet Kavandi selected for US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Posted by on January 10, 2019

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Dr. Janet Kavandi, veteran astronaut and a graduate of Missouri S&T, has been selected for induction into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for April 6 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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Missouri S&T civil engineering professor named Fulbright distinguished chair in Australia

Posted by on March 20, 2018

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A Missouri S&T civil engineering professor will lecture and conduct research in Australia as a Fulbright scholar in advanced science and technology.
Dr. William Schonberg, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has been named a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology. His appointment begins in January 2019 at the Defence Science and Technology Group, a government agency in Melbourne.

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S&T student Katelyn Brinker earns NASA fellowship

Posted by on November 10, 2017

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Katelyn Brinker, a master of science student in electrical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). Brinker 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 graduate student awarded top IEEE honor

Posted by on October 31, 2017

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A Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate student has received a top award from a leading academic honor society for engineers. Katelyn Brinker of Highland, Illinois, is co-winner of the 2017 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award from IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN). The honor society for electrical and computer engineers is an affiliate of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

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Missouri S&T student team competes in finals of IEEE space antenna design contest

Posted by on July 5, 2017

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A three-person team of Missouri S&T engineering students is headed to California to vie for top honors in an international competition to construct more reliable antennas used in space travel by small satellites. The student design contest, which begins Sunday in San Diego, is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional association. The Missouri University of Science and Technology team is one of six finalists, including university teams from Canada and Sweden.

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Iowa State’s Dr. Richard W. Wlezien named vice provost and dean of engineering and computing

Posted by on May 26, 2017

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Dr. Richard W. Wlezien, the Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University and a former researcher and program director at NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been named vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Kavandi shares lessons learned in space at S&T commencement

Posted by on December 19, 2015

Dr. Janet L. Kavandi, deputy director at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and a NASA astronaut, shared lessons she learned during her three space flights as part of commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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