History grad returns to S&T to coach basketball

Bill Walker, Hist’87, former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), joined the S&T athletics program as head men’s basketball coach on April 1. He is the 15th head coach in the history of the Miner program. He succeeds Jim Glash, who retired after 10 seasons as head coach.

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Missouri S&T By the Numbers

S&T Mars Rover Design Team’s finish in the 2019 University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, Utah, with its rover Valkyrie. This is the team’s third consecutive top-five finish.

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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…]

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. [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…]