Briefly

Hirtz to lead design center
Paul Hirtz, EMgt’95, MS EMgt’97, PhD EMgt’02, assistant director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, was named interim director of the center. He took over the new role on Nov. 26.


Get your MBA online
Missouri S&T now offers distance education graduate programs in environmental engineering and business administration. Courses are taught via streaming video, WebEx and interactive communication, giving students real-time access to professors and other students.
New chair named for chemical and biological engineering
Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan, formerly a professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was named chair of chemical and biological engineering. He began work Jan. 1.
Navigating past the classroom
Last fall, representatives from navigation and communication firm Garmin visited campus for Garmin Day 2008. The event featured equipment demonstrations and drawings for free GPS units. Representatives also met with students and took resumes.
Malott appointed to CACUBO board
Stephen Malott, vice chancellor for administrative services at Missouri S&T, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO). The organization represents chief business officers at more than 700 institutions throughout the north central region of the United States.

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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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