Wishing you the best-ever holiday season and a little Miner mischief

A lot has changed since the first St. Pat’s celebration in 1908, but the patron saint of engineers remains a steadfast symbol of tradition, pride and revelry by more than 60,000 Miner alumni.

As you consider your year-end giving decisions, we hope you’ll remember the Miner Alumni Association. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference — and make memories — for Miners today, tomorrow and for generations to come. mineralumni.com/give

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. [Read more…]

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 structural engineering gradually found her calling. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

An eye for business

Junior Tim Schreffl, a midfielder for the Miner men’s soccer team, grew up with a passion for sports in a tight-knit family in Germany. After seven months in Milwaukee as a high school foreign exchange student, he knew his dream was to live in the United States. [Read more…]

Ameren, Hyperion partner with S&T to improve energy technology

Energy giant Ameren Corp. and Hyperion Inc., a developing technology company in Ontario, Canada, are working with researchers at Missouri S&T to use fiber optics to monitor high-voltage power lines and equipment. The research could lead to decreased down times for consumers and cost savings for utilities. [Read more…]

Molecular legos

A pair of Missouri S&T scientists are drawing inspiration from toy building blocks to create fixed molecular units used to speed up the material discovery process known as rational design. They’ll use these “molecular blocks” to discover materials that could be used to make highly sought solid-state lithium batteries. [Read more…]

To improve nuclear energy, look inside the fuel pins

The search for safe and environmentally friendly renewable energy sources is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity. One environmentally friendly and virtually inexhaustible energy source under development is the next generation of nuclear reactors and, along with them, new types of fuels. [Read more…]