Fall/Winter 2015

High-strength steel = fuel-efficient cars

Posted by on November 25, 2015

By the year 2025, cars and light trucks will average 54.5 miles per gallon — at least that’s the goal set by the U.S. Department of Transportation in its corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations.

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Easy-bake asteroids

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Leslie Gertsch is baking asteroids in search of an interstellar water source that could one day lead to industrialized space travel. 

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Life is a highway (simulation)

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Using the cab of a white Ford Ranger XLT with split bucket seats as a driving simulator, a team of Missouri S&T researchers is evaluating road sign configurations to see if alternatives could make drivers — and workers — safer in work zones on Missouri roadways.

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Cruising the surface of Mars

Posted by on November 25, 2015

You may one day have the chance to cruise the surface of Mars in a rover designed by an S&T student. The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team took 10th place this fall in an international competition in Poland with their rover Horizon. The students competed against 40 teams from around the world in a […]

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A Miner victory

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Miner football fans were treated to the best offensive night in nearly two years of play on Sept. 26, when the Miners beat the Pumas from Saint Joseph’s College 39-27. The Miners entered the game averaging 317 yards of total offense per game, but ended this match with 569 as they ran 98 plays from […]

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Promoting peace

Posted by on November 25, 2015

In observance of International Day of Peace, Missouri S&T students held a candlelight vigil outside the Havener Center on Sept. 21. The event was designed to promote peace and the absence of war and violence. Information on how to respond to domestic violence and resources for victims of violence also were available.

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Honoring donors and volunteers

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Missouri S&T’s Honor Roll of Donors and Volunteers for fiscal year 2015 is now available online at honorroll.mst.edu. The listing recognizes contributions and service from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. Through the Honor Roll, Missouri S&T acknowledges the philanthropic and volunteer support that continues to move our university forward. Thank you to the […]

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Celebration of Nations

Posted by on November 25, 2015

This past fall, Rolla residents joined the Missouri S&T community for a celebration of the cultural diversity that makes the town unique. The sixth annual Celebration of Nations, held in downtown Rolla on Sept. 26, began with a Parade of Nations featuring flags from approximately 80 countries — all of which are represented in the […]

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Save the date: Best Ever 108

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Make plans now to travel to Rolla for the 108th St. Pat’s pre-parade party at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Hasselmann Alumni House, located at 1100 N. Pine St. Complimentary breakfast and a cash bar will be available before the parade. If you can’t make it to Rolla, attend one of the St. Pat’s […]

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Gerald Cohen: word whiz

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Gerald Cohen, a professor of foreign languages, is a word sleuth who has dug up the origins of terms like jazz, shyster and the Big Apple, a nickname applied to New York City. He’s also famous for discovering the origins of hot dog.

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