A look ahead

The Missouri S&T of the future could have a clearly defined “arrival district” off U.S. Highway 63, a learning commons at the center of campus, a modern facility to showcase interdisciplinary research, and a mix of student housing, retail and office buildings along Pine Street. 

Those developments are all part of the latest campus master plan, which was endorsed by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators at its April 11 meeting.

The plan, which is designed to guide Missouri S&T’s physical development over the next 20 to 25 years, is the result of nearly a year of collaboration among Missouri S&T administrators, students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff in consultation with Rolla community leaders.

Read more about the plan at rol.la/ourmasterplan.

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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