Hydrogen power on display

A map of the nation’s hydrogen fueling stations shows the facilities dotting both coastlines. But you’ll see only one dot in the Midwest. That fueling station happens to be on Missouri S&T’s new E3 Commons. The site was a stop for several futuristic cars on a coast-to-coast road trip last August to showcase hydrogen as an alternative energy solution.


The tour, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and eight car companies, gave the campus the chance to show off a bit of its own alternative energy initiatives. The Aug. 19 event served as the public debut for the hydrogen fueling station and hydrogen shuttle buses, as well as the E3 Commons’ building, where future research and student activities will take place. A structure made up of two recycled shipping containers will house Missouri S&T’s EcoCAR Challenge Team, which will re-engineer a Saturn VUE over the next three years as part of an international design competition called “EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.” The S&T group is one of two teams in the challenge selected to receive a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Other teams will be working with fully electric, range-extended electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid propulsion systems.

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Q&A: Miners got game

What was the most memorable sports team during your time on campus? As part of his research for the S&T 150th history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share your memories. Here are a few of your answers.

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Honoring new academy members

In October, 12 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in the fall, others in the spring.

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Boosting cyber-physical security

A wide array of complex systems that rely on computers — from public water supply systems and electric grids to chemical plants and self-driving vehicles — increasingly come under not just digital but physical attacks. Bruce McMillin, professor and interim chair of computer science at Missouri S&T, is looking to change that by developing stronger safeguards […]

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MXene discovery could improve energy storage

In spite of their diminutive size, 2-D titanium carbide materials known as MXenes are “quite reactive” to water, a discovery S&T researchers say could have implications for energy storage and harvesting applications such as batteries, supercapacitors and beyond. Their findings were published in 2018 in the American Chemical Society journal Inorganic Chemistry.

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A faster charge for electric vehicles

One drawback of electric vehicles (EVs) is the time it takes to charge them. But what if you could plug in your EV and fully charge it as quickly as it takes to fill up a conventional car with gasoline? Missouri S&T researchers, in collaboration with three private companies, are working to make speedy charging […]

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