Burken joins EPA advisory board

Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, was chosen to serve on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). He joins a panel of experts from across the country in areas like epidemiology, public health, medical research, biology and other fields related to protecting human health and the environment. [Read more…]

A whole new world

This past February, students in Missouri S&T’s Ballet and Dance Club traveled through the sands of time as they took the Leach Theatre stage with a student production of Aladdin. Club members held two dance camps for local children aged 3 to 13, who performed a special dance during the show.

Have a seat in the chair of the future

Recent studies report that the average person spends 13 hours a day sitting. That’s a lot of time spent in a chair. [Read more…]

Honglan Shi: water woman

Honglan Shi has gained a national reputation as the go-to drinking water quality expert. [Read more…]

Driving home diversity

“We need diversity because the world is changing, and the pace of change is only increasing,” said Thomas R. Voss, EE’69, retired CEO of Ameren, a former member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators and a current member of the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees, during commencement ceremonies in December. “Diversity makes all of us better. Diverse thinking takes courage, but it brings better solutions.”

A distinct honor

Missouri S&T presented two awards of professional distinction during commencement ceremonies in December. The awards recognized the following graduates for professional achievement:

  • Brian K. Donley, ChE’87
  • Thomas A. Selden, ME’70

3-D emojis are the future

Using a single layer of metallic film at the nanometer scale, mechanical engineering assistant professors Xiaodong Yang and Jie Gao are creating vivid full-color, high-resolution holographic images. The research could lead to 3-D floating displays — like emojis — and big data storage, but also shows promise for credit card security marking and biomedical imaging. [Read more…]

St. Pat’s: S&T goes green

For a few days in March, the Missouri S&T campus — and the Rolla community — paint the town green. Here are a few scenes from the 109th Best Ever St. Pat’s. See more photos from the weekend. [Read more…]

Robotic bridge inspector could slash traffic delays

Missouri S&T received a $1.4 million University Transportation Center (UTC) tier 1 grant to develop robotic tools to inspect and maintain bridges and highways. These tools, which could be used from the air or from the side of a structure, will make such inspections faster, safer and more reliable. [Read more…]

Solar house appears in Julia Child book

When you think of classic gourmet cooking, you think of Julia Child … and Missouri S&T. Well, not typically, but in October, one of S&T’s solar houses was featured in a new book inspired by the famous chef. [Read more…]