Sports shorts

The Miners took the field for the 1,000th time during Homecoming in October. For a look at 100 highlights from Miner football history, go to sports.mst.edu.


Missouri S&T was named the GLVC’s recipient of the NCAA Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence for the 2010-11 season. The Miner athletic program was cited for its Military Appreciation Day activities during an October 2010 football game against Urbana University. One institution from every Division II conference and one conference as a whole were recognized by the NCAA for work to build bridges in their communities. Each institution that won an award received $500 from the NCAA. Brett Vessell, BSci’11, who earned All-America honors last spring at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships as a member of S&T’s 4×100-meter relay team, has been named as a recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.
S&T’s swimming and volleyball teams were honored by their respective national governing bodies for their work in the classroom. The swimmers were the second-highest ranked team among Division II institutions on the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s team, while the volleyball squad was among 57 schools in Division II to record a team grade point average of 3.30. or better.

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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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