EcoCAR unveiled

Missouri S&T’s EcoCAR team unveiled its entry for EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge during a ceremony last October at the campus’s E3 Commons. The S&T group is one of 17 university teams from the U.S. and Canada involved in the competition, which requires each team to re-engineer a 2009 Saturn Vue to become more energy-efficient. The S&T team plans to turn the Saturn into a hydrogen-powered vehicle.

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Missouri S&T’s EcoCAR

Days after the unveiling, five graduate students on the team and Kevin Martin, ChE’02, MS ChE’05, PhD EMgt’09, assistant research professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, traveled to Torino, Italy, to present papers at the World Congress of Young Scientists on Hydrogen Energy Systems. Team member Mathew Thomas, a graduate student in engineering management and systems engineering, received a $1,000 Euro Cash Award for submitting the best paper in hydrogen systems applications. He also received a $250 Euro Grant from the event’s organizers.

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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

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Boosting cyber-physical security

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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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