Fall 2007

Happy campers (with eager young minds)

Posted by on September 14, 2007

Jennifer Babb was introduced to science and technology at UMR in 2005 when she attended Summer Solutions Camp for girls who are freshmen and sophomores in high school. Babb then attended the Jackling Introduction to Engineering camp the following year. During one of those visits to campus, she heard about a new UMR camp that […]

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Imagination stations

Posted by on September 14, 2007

Finding shelter from the acid rain is the first order of business after crashing on Planet Zak.

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They’re material girls

Posted by on September 14, 2007

Gathered around the small stone furnace in Room 142 of McNutt Hall, a group of middle school girls watched in awe as Nathan Wyckoff, a graduate student in materials science and engineering at UMR, poured hot, yellow liquid glass into a ceramic mold to cool. While pouring the liquid, he explained to them that glass […]

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Shock & awe

Posted by on September 14, 2007

Even when things got a little boring, the students seemed eager to soak up most of the information — probably because they knew they would soon have another opportunity to see, hear and feel another blast.

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Lending a hand

Posted by on September 14, 2007

Ask any member of UMR’s Engineers Without Borders chapter why they devote so much time to the organization (time they could otherwise spend prepping for exams or relaxing with friends) and you’ll likely hear about their desire to help others. Diverse in majors and life experiences, the students are unified by their desire to bring […]

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New name, same mission

Posted by on September 14, 2007

On Jan. 1, 2008, our university will become Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). Our new name will reflect this university’s mission as one of the nation’s leading technological research universities.

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Academy inductions

Posted by on September 13, 2007

This year, 39 UMR alumni and former faculty were inducted into UMR’s seven academies. Mechanical and aerospace engineering held its academy’s induction ceremony in October. Engineering management held ceremonies in October and April. The remaining five academies held their induction ceremonies in April. Chemical Engineering G. Glenn Lipscomb II, ChE’81, of Toledo, Ohio, professor and […]

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Just one word: aerogels

Posted by on September 12, 2007

The soldiers of the future could be equipped with stronger, lighter body armor and ride in safer armored vehicles with tougher run-flat tires, thanks to cross-linked aerogels, a material invented by UMR chemist Nicholas Leventis. This lightweight combination of highly porous glass and plastic is four to five times tougher per pound than materials currently […]

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Switzer earns honors

Posted by on September 12, 2007

Jay A. Switzer, the Donald L. Castleman Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UMR, received the Presidential Award for Research and Creativity from the University of Missouri.

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Busting myths, dissecting toys

Posted by on September 12, 2007

The hosts of the popular TV series “Mythbusters” may be best known for creating mayhem by destroying stuff in the name of science, but now a UMR professor is helping high school students get in on the action.

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