Making ‘smart’ decisions

By studying a combination of physical actions, social behavior analysis and data analytics, Missouri S&T researchers hope to better understand how people make decisions when interacting with technology in “smart” environments. [Read more…]

Materials with memory

You can bend, fold or twist this material, and it will bounce back to its original shape. Polyurethane aerogels developed at Missouri S&T have a rubber-like elasticity that allows them to “remember” their shapes. [Read more…]

Miner Move-In

Students and parents visit the Hasselmann Alumni House to check in to their residential hall to begin move in weekend. Photos by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Miner Alumni Association rolled out the red carpet at Hasselmann Alumni House on Aug. 12 for more than 1,000 freshmen, who kicked off Miner Move-In Day with a warm welcome from alumni and staff. “We were thrilled to see the alumni house filled with our newest Miners and their families,” says Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, assistant vice chancellor for University Advancement and executive vice president of the Miner Alumni Association.    

One step at a time

Yun Seong Song, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, wants to make walking up and down stairs easier, so he created a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend. [Read more…]

Simulating disaster

For the past 35 years, professional mine rescue teams from across the country have descended on Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine for a competition that is both friendly and a matter of life and death. [Read more…]

STEM-ed reboot

Project Lead The Way training at Missouri S&T

This fall, elementary, middle and high school students from around the country learned more about engineering and science fields because their teachers — nearly 600 of them — came to S&T for Project Lead The Way training.

Courses were held throughout the summer to teach K–12 educators how to better teach engineering, computer science and biomedical science to their students.

Rebuilding communities

As a single mother paying her way through college, Stephanie Hall’s early lessons in hard work weren’t confined to Missouri S&T classrooms.

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The game of history

S&T military historian John C. McManus says he’s noticed that many students who are interested in military history were first exposed to the subject through video games. [Read more…]

Wlezien named CEC dean

Richard Wlezien

Richard W. Wlezien, former Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University and a former researcher and program director at NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), became vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing on Aug. 1.

He succeeds Richard Brow, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering, who had served in an interim role since July 2016.

In print

Kathryn Northcut, professor and co-director of Missouri S&T’s technical communication programs, co-edited Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories and Pedagogies, which will be published by Routledge early in 2018.