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Celebrating 150 years

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Please join us as we honor the university’s past, celebrate its present and envision its future, from October 2020 to November 2021.

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“Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years”

Posted by on December 5, 2019

In the 1870s, Rolla seemed an unlikely location for a new college. There were only about 1,400 residents in a community with more saloons than houses of worship. There were no paved streets, sewers or water mains. To visitors, there seemed to be as many dogs, hogs, horses, ducks and geese as humans walking the dusty streets.

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Bringing clean water to South America

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Assessing water quality, surveying mountaintop locations and building systems to catch rainwater — that’s how members of S&T’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their summer break.

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Geothermal goals exceeded

Posted by on December 5, 2019

After five years of operation, Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system continues to outperform expectations. S&T facilities operations staff originally predicted the geothermal system would reduce campus water usage by over 10% — roughly 10 million gallons per year. The system, which went online in May 2014, cut actual water usage by 18 million to 20 […]

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What happens in Vegas…may appear in print

Posted by on December 5, 2019

In his latest volume of Las Vegas lore, historian Larry Gragg says it was deliberate publicity strategies that changed the perception of Sin City from a regional tourist destination where one could legally gamble and access legalized prostitution just outside the city limits, to a family vacation spot filled with entertainment options and surrounded by […]

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Predicting earthquakes by analyzing the past

Posted by on December 5, 2019

This past summer’s southern California earthquakes, one a 6.4 magnitude and another a 7.1 magnitude, make accurately predicting when and where the next one will occur more important than ever.

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Recycle your Solar panels

Posted by on December 5, 2019

The U.S. gets about 2.3% of its electricity from solar energy, and solar energy use is only expected to grow. By some estimates, nearly half a million solar panels are installed every day. But what happens to all those panels once they’re no longer usable in 20–30 years?

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Testing the road before it’s built

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Two recent Missouri S&T graduates used a driving simulator to help a civil engineering firm evaluate a new roadway design for the $18.6 million Route 160 widening project from Springfield to Willard, Mo.

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Studying the wind

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri last May, Guirong “Grace” Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by the tornado outbreak.

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