By the numbers – Fall/Winter 2014

  • 86 – Missouri S&T’s rank in Money magazine. S&T was the top-ranked public university in Missouri. Money based its rankings on educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.
  • 3  – Missouri S&T’s rank among the nation’s engineering schools as reported in USA Today. The list, presented by College Factual, ranks colleges based on overall quality.
  • 47 – Missouri S&T’s ranking in Washington Monthly’s list of national universities that offer the “best bang for your buck.”
  • 7 – Solar Miner VIII’s place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, held in Austin, Texas, in July. The Solar Car Team is already designing the car it will race in summer 2016.
  • $13.8 million – Funds Missouri S&T raised during the 2013–14 fiscal year, an increase of 36 percent over the previous year’s giving.
  • 304 – Record number of employers recruiting at the Fall 2014 Career Fair.

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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