Archives for September 2010

Professional degrees awarded

Twelve Missouri S&T alumni received professional degrees during Spring Commencement. The degrees recognize these graduates for professional achievement. Receiving degrees were:

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Faster repairs for IED-damaged roads

It’s tough to keep supply routes open in Afghanistan and Iraq when people are intent on setting off improvised explosive devices on the roads.

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S&T captures grand prize in hydrogen design

For the second time in three years, Missouri S&T students captured the grand prize in the national Hydrogen Student Design Contest, sponsored by the Hydrogen Education Foundation.

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Clean water for Bolivia

Two groups of S&T students traveled to Bolivia this summer to help bring sustainable, clean water to two villages.

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Bettis among NASA’s best

Benjamin Bettis, AE’09, a doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was awarded a 2010 NASA Aeronautics Graduate Fellowship.

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Briefly

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

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Tapping into innovation

Through a new effort called the Technology Acceleration Program (TAP), Missouri S&T is providing seed money for commercially viable research projects in an attempt to move technology out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. It’s doing so by reinvesting the university’s earnings from patents.

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Building name now honors two longtime professors

Straumanis Hall, which houses the Graduate Center for Materials Research, was renovated this summer and renamed Straumanis-James Hall in honor of William J. “Bill” James, professor emeritus of chemistry at Missouri S&T.

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Chad Shockley: wide receiver

Major: Senior in history with an emphasis on high school social studies education.

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Post-season honors for several

Several Missouri S&T student-athletes earned honors for their performances both on and off the field during the spring season.

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