Tag: NASA

Engineers unleash the potential of our future

Posted by on February 22, 2021

NASA recently achieved an engineering milestone when the Mars Perverance rover landed safely and began beaming pictures and audio back to Earth. NASA also recently discovered water on the moon, a major step toward long-term exploration and colonization.

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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 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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