High-strength steel = fuel-efficient cars

By the year 2025, cars and light trucks will average 54.5 miles per gallon — at least that’s the goal set by the U.S. Department of Transportation in its corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. [Read more…]

Easy-bake asteroids

Leslie Gertsch is baking asteroids in search of an interstellar water source that could one day lead to industrialized space travel.  [Read more…]

Life is a highway (simulation)

Using the cab of a white Ford Ranger XLT with split bucket seats as a driving simulator, a team of Missouri S&T researchers is evaluating road sign configurations to see if alternatives could make drivers — and workers — safer in work zones on Missouri roadways. [Read more…]

Cruising the surface of Mars

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You may one day have the chance to cruise the surface of Mars in a rover designed by an S&T student. The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team took 10th place this fall in an international competition in Poland with their rover Horizon. The students competed against 40 teams from around the world in a contest to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers.

A Miner victory

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Miner football fans were treated to the best offensive night in nearly two years of play on Sept. 26, when the Miners beat the Pumas from Saint Joseph’s College 39-27. The Miners entered the game averaging 317 yards of total offense per game, but ended this match with 569 as they ran 98 plays from scrimmage. The Miners ended the season with a 5-5 record.

Promoting peace

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In observance of International Day of Peace, Missouri S&T students held a candlelight vigil outside the Havener Center on Sept. 21. The event was designed to promote peace and the absence of war and violence. Information on how to respond to domestic violence and resources for victims of violence also were available.

Honoring donors and volunteers

Missouri S&T’s Honor Roll of Donors and Volunteers for fiscal year 2015 is now available online at honorroll.mst.edu. The listing recognizes contributions and service from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.

Through the Honor Roll, Missouri S&T acknowledges the philanthropic and volunteer support that continues to move our university forward. Thank you to the alumni, friends, corporate and foundation partners, faculty, staff, students, parents and others who fill our registry with Miner Pride.

Celebration of Nations

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This past fall, Rolla residents joined the Missouri S&T community for a celebration of the cultural diversity that makes the town unique. The sixth annual Celebration of Nations, held in downtown Rolla on Sept. 26, began with a Parade of Nations featuring flags from approximately 80 countries — all of which are represented in the S&T student body — as well as themed floats, marching bands and community entries. After the parade, visitors sampled international cuisine, created multicultural arts and crafts, and enjoyed cultural exhibits and performances.

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Save the date: Best Ever 108

Make plans now to travel to Rolla for the 108th St. Pat’s pre-parade party at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Hasselmann Alumni House, located at 1100 N. Pine St. Complimentary breakfast and a cash bar will be available before the parade.

If you can’t make it to Rolla, attend one of the St. Pat’s section events in your area. Help make the 108th celebration the Best Ever!

Gerald Cohen: word whiz

Gerald Cohen, a professor of foreign languages, is a word sleuth who has dug up the origins of terms like jazz, shyster and the Big Apple, a nickname applied to New York City. He’s also famous for discovering the origins of hot dog. [Read more…]