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. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

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 for cyber-physical systems (CPS), thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

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 a reality. [Read more…]

WOEEE prepares to celebrate 100 years

Members of the Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club, callsign W0EEE, are preparing to celebrate the club’s 100th anniversary in 2023.

As a part of its preparations, current club members hope to connect with former members to update alumni contact information — even alumni who are no longer licensed — and collect stories from alumni about their times as active members. They also hope to identify anyone interested in helping to organize the anniversary celebration. Email w0eee@mst.edu for details. [Read more…]

Library marks golden anniversary

On Oct. 26, 2018, the Curtis Laws Wilson Library celebrated its 50th anniversary with food, music, giveaways and more. Several registered student organizations were on hand to mark the event, including KMNR campus radio, which sponsored a tie-dye station that gave the first 100 participants a free anniversary T-shirt. [Read more…]

S&T online programs get top rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked 15 S&T online graduate programs among the best in the nation. The programs include S&T’s online MBA program, 12 online graduate programs in engineering, and online graduate programs in computer information technology and business in information science and technology.

S&T among top 20 safe campuses

Missouri S&T was the state’s only university to be recognized by the National Campus Safety Summit for increasing the safety and security of its campus community in 2018. Ranked 20th in the nation, S&T’s University Police has worked the last two years on incorporating emerging technology into policing efforts. [Read more…]

Student speakers inspire classmates

During December commencement ceremonies, six students addressed the graduates.

Dalal Abduljaleel, BSci’18, spoke of her journey as a refugee in Iraq to completion of her degree and recognized those who supported her along the way. “The most valuable principle I learned throughout my entire life is knowing who to ask for help when I needed it, and to accept the help when it’s offered. When you help, support and love others, love will find its way back to you!” [Read more…]