Tag: nuclear engineering

From wide receiver to mining leader

Posted by on October 18, 2016

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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Braden T. Lusk named chair of mining and nuclear engineering

Posted by on July 5, 2016

Dr. Braden T. Lusk, professor of mining engineering at the University of Kentucky and a two-time graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the mining and nuclear engineering department at Missouri S&T effective Aug. 15.

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S&T modular reactor consortium funds two initiatives

Posted by on January 14, 2014

Missouri’s multi-university Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Research and Education Consortium, led by Missouri S&T, has selected its first two research initiatives for funding.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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Hyoung Koo Lee named associate chair of mining and nuclear engineering

Posted by on August 23, 2013

Dr. Hyoung Koo Lee, associate professor of mining and nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named associate chair of the mining and nuclear engineering department and director of the Missouri S&T Nuclear Reactor. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.

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S&T to lead partnership with industry in modular reactor consortium

Posted by on July 29, 2013

  Ameren and Westinghouse Electric Co. are tapping into the expertise of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) to conduct research that will benefit the nuclear energy industry.

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S&T’s nuclear engineering program selected to receive annual gift of $50,000

Posted by on September 17, 2008

Missouri S&T was one of five universities selected by Exelon Nuclear to receive a gift of $50,000 per year from the company. The U.S. Department of Energy will begin matching the gift through the Nuclear Power Engineering Education Matching Grant Program next year.

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Knowledge of nuclear power propels UMR students

Posted by on August 21, 2007

The University of Missouri-Rolla has more National Academy for Nuclear Training (NANT) scholars than any other university in the nation.

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UMR graduate student: Salt could cool cores of advanced nuclear reactors

Posted by on November 3, 2006

The water in a conventional nuclear reactor cools the core, but a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Rolla says salt would be a better alternative in some advanced reactor designs.         

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UMR student to present nuclear waste research at conference in Stockholm

Posted by on May 23, 2006

When it comes to the daunting task of storing large quantities of nuclear waste in the United States, there are a lot of major stakeholders. Scott Spychala, a nuclear engineering major at the University of Missouri-Rolla, is trying to help those stakeholders work together more efficiently.

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