Partners for progress

Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla are exchanging ideas and collaborating on research, education and technology transfer thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) leaders from both groups signed last summer.

The MOU established an executive board and a research and education council made up of representatives from S&T and PCRMC. The partnership led to the creation of the Ozark Biomedical Initiative, which held its first research symposium in February.

This past fall, Missouri S&T signed a similar agreement with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies. The agreement will let the two work more closely on research and development of new technology for national security.

In addition to research collaboration, the agreement allows for greater interaction between S&T faculty and students and Honeywell personnel, including the exchange of faculty, students and researchers.

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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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