Archives for November 2008

Hydrogen power on display

A map of the nation’s hydrogen fueling stations shows the facilities dotting both coastlines. But you’ll see only one dot in the Midwest. That fueling station happens to be on Missouri S&T’s new E3 Commons. The site was a stop for several futuristic cars on a coast-to-coast road trip last August to showcase hydrogen as an alternative energy solution.

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Doctor No. 200

Naresh Sharma’s Ph.D. research on predicting and reducing warranty costs will likely benefit many companies in the future. But for now, it has helped Sharma earn a historic degree. In July, Sharma became the 200th person to receive a Ph.D. from Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department.

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London calling

When the British Broadcasting Corp. decided to explore what voters in the heart of America were thinking about the presidential election, they selected Missouri S&T as the site for a town hall-style forum that was broadcast worldwide on the BBC World Service radio program Newshour.

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Supermodelers

What do you get when you combine a team of seven students, one staff advisor, aerial photography and Google? A 3-D model of the Missouri S&T campus and the designation “supermodeler.”

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Briefly

A familiar face for financial assistance
For years, she recruited students. Now she’s helping them with their finances.

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A free-wheeling solution to poverty

Pearl millet, a hardy grain that is abundant in even the harshest regions of Africa and India, is a staple for many of the world’s poorest people. But removing the edible seed from the chaff is hard work. Traditional threshing techniques usually involve women pounding the plant with mortar and pestle.

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A lean, green manufacturing machine

When corporate America first started talking about lean manufacturing in the 1980s and 1990s, they were looking at ways to cut costs while maintaining customer satisfaction. These days, companies are also interested in portraying themselves as environmentally conscious, but are concerned about the costs associated with green initiatives.

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Building an energy superhighway

Missouri S&T researchers are part of a new effort that aims to transform the
nation’s power grid into an Internet of sorts for energy – a grid that will speed renewable electric-energy technologies into every home and business.

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Hydrogen: the hype and the hope

You probably won’t be able to drive down the highway in your own non-polluting vehicle that runs on hydrogen power any time soon. Nor will you be powering your whole house with hydrogen-based technology in the coming years. Someday soon, though, you might own a cell phone equipped with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell instead of a battery. The cell phone would come with an insert-ready hydrogen pack and a small solar array for charging.

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Bridget Williams: A shirt of a different color

Sophomore Bridget Williams is the easiest volleyball player to find on the floor. Just look for the player wearing a different-colored jersey.

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