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Shamsher Prakash, professor emeritus of civil engineering, was named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the society’s highest accolade.


Glenn Morrison, associate professor of environmental engineering, was elected to the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate Academy of Fellows.
For the second year in a row, the Experimental Mine — home to a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors — tops a list of “Awesome College Labs” as determined by Popular Science magazine. The rankings appear in the magazine’s September 2011 issue.
S&T students demonstrated environmental technology as part of the “Show-Me the Green: Conservation, Energy and Innovation” event at the Missouri State Fair in August using a model wind farm and a solar thermal collector.
Thanks to a $58,000 grant from the University of Missouri System eLearning initiative, three technical communication programs are now available online — the master of science degree, graduate certificate and graduate minor. The program includes 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours and will be taught using the university’s Blackboard interface. There will also be live online meetings, and video and audio components. Working on this project are Ed Malone, associate professor of English and technical communication and director of the department’s online program, Kathryn Northcut, associate professor, and David Wright, assistant professor.
Missouri S&T is again classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and will again be included in the U.S. News & World Report annual listing of national colleges and universities. S&T was omitted from the U.S. News 2012 ranking because of a change Carnegie made in 2010 moving S&T’s classification to “specialty” engineering based on the percentage of engineering graduates. S&T was not notified of the change.

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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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