By the numbers: Spring 2019

257 – Missouri S&T students and staff members who spent “a day on, not a day off” performing service projects throughout Phelps County on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

535 – Earth orbits veteran astronaut Janet Kavandi, MS Chem’82, logged during her space flight career. Read more about Kavandi.

259 – Record number of employers recruiting at S&T’s Spring Career Fair, held Feb. 19.

14 – Awards Missouri S&T received from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education during the CASE District VI conference, held in Denver in January. Awards included a Gold Award for the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine, which featured the Mars Rover Design Team.

10-2 – Miner football 2018 regular-season finish. Only the third 10-win campaign for the Miners in the history of the program, it was the best recorded by any college football team in Missouri in 2018, and led to a bowl game invitation.

1 – Miner Disc Golf Club’s finish in the Missouri Collegiate Disc Golf Championship held in Columbia this past fall. The win qualified them for the national championship held in March in North Augusta, S.C.

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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