Fall 2008

Briefly

Posted by on September 15, 2008

Creighton University prof named psychology chair Nancy J. Stone, former professor of psychology at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., took over as chair of psychology at Missouri S&T on July 1. Stone focuses her research on group dynamics, specifically team work behaviors; environmental design, studying how things like color or windows can impact performance, motivation, […]

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An eco-challenge for engineers

Posted by on September 15, 2008

A student team from Missouri S&T has three years to design the best eco-friendly car in North America. Seventeen teams from the United States and Canada have been selected to participate in the EcoCAR competition, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and Natural Resources Canada.

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S&T students take second in Metcalf and Eddy

Posted by on September 15, 2008

A five-student team from Missouri S&T took second place in the national finals of the Metcalf and Eddy Academic Design Contest held in New York in May. This is the first time Missouri S&T has participated in the competition.

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Irvin and Elmer Spotte: oldest living Miner brothers

Posted by on September 14, 2008

Back in the early 1930s, when the men believed to be Missouri S&T’s oldest living brothers – Irvin and Elmer Spotte – played football for the MSM Miners, Jackling Field stood in what today is the middle of campus. Located just to the left of Jackling Gymnasium, which was torn down in the 1960s to […]

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Bob & Mary Keiser: Leading by example

Posted by on September 14, 2008

As a guard and tackle on the Miner football team, Bob Keiser, EE’65, learned firsthand the importance of teamwork. The leadership lessons he gained from athletics stayed with him throughout his career, taking him all the way from the football field to the boardroom.

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A big look into the ultra small

Posted by on September 12, 2008

Pairing quantum dots with a protein transporter, three students fromMissouri S&T spent their summer in Taiwan trying to develop a moreeffective and efficient drug delivery method.

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What we don’t know about liquefaction could hurt us

Posted by on September 12, 2008

In one corner of a huge civil engineering laboratory on campus, Ronaldo Luna watches a machine shake silt from the Mississippi River until it liquefies.

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Getting more out of Missouri’s waterways

Posted by on September 12, 2008

With 12 inland ports and increasing biofuel production, Missouri can increase its use and capacity of freight traffic on the state’s waterways.

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Greening in a bottle

Posted by on September 12, 2008

Every year, more than 30 billion water bottles are added to America’s landfills, creating a mountainous environmental problem. But if Missouri S&T research is successful, the plastic bottles of the future could literally disappear within four months of being discarded.

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A new way to magnify the view

Posted by on September 12, 2008

Missouri S&T has a new research toy – a focused ion beam (FIB) scanning electron microscope that is capable of shrinking images of objects a million times and then etching them on the head of a pin.

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