A passion for pyrotechnics

Jerry Vaill, CE’77, MS ExpE’12, had just retired from the U.S. Geological Survey after a 30-year career when he caught an episode of “The Detonators” on the Discovery Channel in 2009. He was surprised to find that the series’ hosts, Paul Worsey and Braden Lusk, MinE’00, PhD MinE’06, had ties to his alma mater.

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Exploding with research

From the fireworks at a Kansas City Chiefs football game to improved mineral mining practices, the discoveries made through research at the Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T have changed the world around us.

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Leading the charge

Start asking questions about explosives engineering at S&T, and it doesn’t take long for a theme to emerge: love at first blast.

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Recruiting the next generation

S&T’s leadership in explosives has been accelerated by many factors, but only one is raising the program’s visibility among a key demographic: 16-, 17- and 18-year-olds.

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