In this issue

Leading into the future

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Mohammad Dehghani: S&T’s ninth chancellor Mohammad Dehghani was perplexed. A project engineer at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), he was assigned to work on a fusion reactor. One of the tasks of that complex project involved insulating a large stainless-steel chamber from the “thousands and thousands of volts of electricity” that would flow through […]

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A look at the new faces of learning at Missouri S&T

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Missouri S&T’s faculty members are passionate about teaching. They are highly credentialed. They came to S&T for many different — although quite specific — reasons, and now that they’re here, they are productive in ways that extend beyond the classroom and the lab.

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Explosives engineering embraces roots — but evolves with 21st-century focus

Posted by on July 30, 2018

When mining engineering professor George Clark established the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center in 1964, the focus was straightforward: find a better way to blast rocks.

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Out of this world

Posted by on November 17, 2017

After days of competition in a barren desert, 36 teams of finalists, more than 500 students from seven countries, slowly made their way to the “Hab,” a deep space habitat at the Mars Desert Research Station, to find out who had won the University Rover Challenge.

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Lecture series brings chemistry grads full circle

Posted by on July 27, 2017

James O. Stoffer wanted to give Missouri S&T students a chance to learn from eminent scholars and innovators in polymer chemistry and related areas. So last fall the Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus of chemistry established a lecture series to showcase his former students and inspire current ones.

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Fueling space flight

Posted by on July 27, 2017

It started with a boyhood dream of becoming an astronaut fueled from watching the 1995 Hollywood portrayal of the ill‑fated Apollo 13 lunar mission.

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Honglan Shi: water woman

Posted by on March 29, 2017

Honglan Shi has gained a national reputation as the go-to drinking water quality expert.

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Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader: a legacy of progress

Posted by on March 29, 2017

After five years at the helm of Missouri S&T, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader will step into a new leadership role on July 1, when she becomes president of Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio.

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Safer mines and cleaner water in Ghana

Posted by on March 29, 2017

As a doctoral student in mining engineering, Kenneth Bansah works, learns and lives nearly 10,000 miles from his boyhood home of Tarkwa, Ghana, a gold mining hub in western Africa.

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Explaining atomic motion

Posted by on November 21, 2016

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri S&T physicist hopes to better understand how environmental factors affect atoms and their components.

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