Miner specials

The best buffets offer fresh options, delightful delicacies and a smorgasbord of choices. This issue of Missouri S&T Magazine is no different. On the following pages, we will fill your plate with stories about Miner alumni who are shaping the way we eat.

On the menu that follows, you’ll read about an environmental engineer who helps influence the way food is produced — from backyard gardens to large farms. A team of engineers who ensure Doritos, Sunchips and other snacks are always within reach. Two engineering management graduates who are crafting new careers — one with an Indian food truck, the other with a California winery. Plus you’ll discover what it takes to feed today’s college students from an MBA graduate, get a behind-the-scenes look at campus dining at Missouri S&T and learn the secret to some serious chili from a civil engineer.

This is just a taste of what Missouri S&T alumni are cooking up these days. Dig in and bon apétit.

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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