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.

Missouri S&T is one of five U.S. universities in the National Science Foundation’s Energy Research Center for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems. The initiative was unveiled in September and is led by North Carolina State University. Universities in Germany and Switzerland are also involved.
The center will develop technology that transforms the nation’s century-old, centralized power grid into an alternative-energy-friendly network that can easily store and distribute energy from solar panels, wind farms, fuel cells and other sources.
The effort fits well with Missouri S&T’s expertise in power engineering, says Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the university’s Energy Research and Development Center. Crow is Missouri S&T’s lead researcher on the project. Joining her are Badrul Chowdhury, Keith Corzine, Mehdi Ferdowsi and Jonathan Kimball, all on the electrical and computer engineering faculty, and Bruce McMillin, professor of computer science.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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