S&T students take second in Metcalf and Eddy

A five-student team from Missouri S&T took second place in the
national finals of the Metcalf and Eddy Academic Design Contest held in
New York in May. This is the first time Missouri S&T has
participated in the competition.


For the competition, the Missouri S&T team developed plans to upgrade an existing wastewater treatment facility in order to extend the life of the plant and meet newly implemented effluent standards.

The biggest challenges the team faced were the limitation on the land area available for the plant upgrade and the stringent effluent standards. The team had an advantage in its design, however, using technology developed by Jianmin Wang, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering and advisor to the design team. His technology allowed the team to maximize use of the existing tank space by enhancing the biomass retention with very minimal tank modifications.

“The chance to experience a competitive, comprehensive design and bid process has been very educational,” says team leader Gavin Risley, a senior in environmental engineering. “We have enjoyed being able to work as a hard-working and knowledgeable team.”

“Our students in both teams have performed extremely well, and I am very pleased with the outcome,” adds Wang.

Members of the Missouri S&T team include Elizabeth Babb, a senior in environmental engineering; Hannah Bruce, a senior in environmental engineering; Richard Childers, MS CE’08; and Eleanor Gillis, MS EnvE’08.

A total of 16 teams from 10 different universities participated in the competition, including two from Missouri S&T.

Around the Puck

By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

[Read More...]

Making tornado alley safer

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong “Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of […]

[Read More...]

Living laboratory houses lead battery research

This past November, Missouri S&T installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to S&T’s solar-powered homes.

[Read More...]

Partners for progress

An expansion of the partnership between Missouri S&T and Missouri State University will allow students to pursue a mechanical engineering degree on the Missouri State campus with courses taught by faculty from both institutions. Students began applying this fall. The program will begin in fall 2019.

[Read More...]

Chancellor search is underway

This past August, University of Missouri President Mun Choi announced the formation of a 23-member committee to lead a nationwide search for a chancellor at Missouri S&T.

[Read More...]