Steven Griffin: Rocket man

Steven Griffin, AE’07, recently told more than 1,000 kids all about rockets during the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Griffin is a propulsion engineer with the Weapons and Energetics Department at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif. “I love talking about rockets with kids,” he says. “Whatmy mom thought was a dangerous hobby turned out to be what I really enjoy doing for a living.”

Other festival participants included Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters television series, Bill Nye the Science Guy, PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, and Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory.

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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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