Briefly

In April, the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education approved a new master of science degree in explosives engineering.


In July, Ralph Flori, PetE’79, MS PetE’81, PhD PetE’87, began his term as chair of geological sciences and engineering.

On July 1, Dan Oerther, director of the Ohio Center of Excellence in Sustaining the Urban Environment and professor of environmental engineering at the University of Cincinnati, became the John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of Civil Engineering.

Outdated freshman laboratories on campus got an upgrade over the summer thanks to a $160,000 estate gift from Jon T. Schneeberger, whose father, Fred C. Schneeberger, earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies in 1925. The gift upgraded nine biology, chemistry and physics laboratories on campus.

Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the 2010 Outstanding Scientist Award for Innovation from the Academy of Science in St. Louis for his efforts to develop new ways to intelligently control power grids.

Yangchuan Xing, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, received a grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to improve cathode performance in lithium-air batteries. The grant is part of a $106 million effort to make electric cars more affordable and to produce advanced biofuels more efficiently from renewable electricity instead of sunlight.

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.

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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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