Briefly

  • Laura A. Confer, a junior in mechanical engineering, was appointed student representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. She began her term during the board’s June 4 meeting at UMKC.
  • Shannon L. Fogg, assistant professor of history and political science, received the 2009 Missouri Conference on History Book Award this spring for her book The Politics of Everyday Life in Vichy France: Foreigners, Undesirables, and Strangers.
  • Frank Liou, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received an award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for a paper he co-authored about the applications of a hybrid metal manufacturing system. The system combines the best traits of additive manufacturing and conventional machining.
  • S&T psychology senior Patrick Maloney received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.
  • Rajiv S. Mishra, Curators’ Professor of materials science and engineering, was named a fellow of ASM International, an international professional society for materials information.

Around the Puck

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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