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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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“Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years”

In the 1870s, Rolla seemed an unlikely location for a new college. There were only about 1,400 residents in a community with more saloons than houses of worship. There were no paved streets, sewers or water mains. To visitors, there seemed to be as many dogs, hogs, horses, ducks and geese as humans walking the dusty streets.

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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2019

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Bringing clean water to South America

Assessing water quality, surveying mountaintop locations and building systems to catch rainwater — that’s how members of S&T’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their summer break.

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Geothermal goals exceeded

After five years of operation, Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system continues to outperform expectations. S&T facilities operations staff originally predicted the geothermal system would reduce campus water usage by over 10% — roughly 10 million gallons per year. The system, which went online in May 2014, cut actual water usage by 18 million to 20 […]

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What happens in Vegas…may appear in print

In his latest volume of Las Vegas lore, historian Larry Gragg says it was deliberate publicity strategies that changed the perception of Sin City from a regional tourist destination where one could legally gamble and access legalized prostitution just outside the city limits, to a family vacation spot filled with entertainment options and surrounded by […]

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