Sports by the numbers

13′ 1 1/2 – School-record clearance in the pole vault. Mathematics senior Taylor Cipicchio was the Great Lakes Valley Conference champion in the event.

14 – Hits by the Lady Miner softball team in a March 25 win over Christian Brothers. S&T has finished at least one game with 14 or more hits in each of the past nine seasons.

60 – Distance in meters of chemical engineering senior Joe Vellella’s hammer throw at the University of Mississippi on March 22. The throw broke the school record and made an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark.

608 – Wins by the Missouri S&T baseball program since its inception in 1966.

4,414 – Round-trip miles that will be traveled by Missouri S&T’s football team in the 2014 season. The Miners have six away games in locations like Nebraska, Texas and Indiana.

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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