Gone with the wind (noise)

Lian Duan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received a Young Investigator Research Program Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study how noise affects wind tunnel testing for hypersonic vehicles.

Using the world’s largest supercomputers, Duan studies the physics of noise generation in hypersonic wind tunnels and the effect of the tunnel noise on boundary layer transition. His work can help characterize the natural disturbance environment in hypersonic wind tunnels and improve the testing of high-speed space vehicles.

NASA funds turbulence research at S&T

Missouri S&T received a $750,000 grant from NASA to help develop new approaches and computational models for predicting turbulence in aircraft flow fields. Washington University in St. Louis and Lincoln University are partners on the project.

Missouri is one of 15 states to receive funding in 2014 through NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The program supports basic research and technology development in areas relevant to NASA’s mission in designated states.

David W. Riggins, Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, is the project administrator.

NSF funds climate variability project

Missouri S&T is one of nine institutions in a research consortium that received a five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study climate variability and its potential agricultural, ecological and social impacts in Missouri.

“The Missouri Transect: Climate, Plants and Community” received funding from the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), a National Science Foundation program to support research; education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and workforce development.

Joel Burken, professor of environmental engineering and director of the Environmental Research Center, will lead the project at Missouri S&T.

St. Pat’s celebration planned at new alumni house

All alumni and friends are invited to attend the 107th St. Pat’s party, which will mark the official dedication of the Hasselmann Alumni House. The celebration will be held on Saturday, March 14, at the newly completed house, located at 1100 N. Pine St. [Read more…]

S&T teacher prep is among nation’s best

Missouri S&T’s teacher certification program is one of the best in the nation and in Missouri, according to a national report released in June by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTɊ). [Read more…]

Volleyball team plays in NCAA Tourney

Seeded sixth in the Midwest Regional, the Miner volleyball team fell in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament to the Grand Valley State Lakers on Nov. 20. This was the second time in four years S&T was selected to play in the tournament.

The Miner volleyball team finished its season with a record of 18-14.

Sports by the numbers

  • 1.12 – Career goals-against average for Lady Miner goalkeeper Kaitlyn Deister heading into her senior year. Deister recorded a 0.56 mark in goal as a junior.
  • 12 – Consecutive shutout wins for the Missouri S&T men’s soccer team from October 2013 to October 2014.
  • 9 – Top finishes for senior Lady Miner cross country runner Alyson Smith during the last two seasons.
  • 54 – Academic All-America awards earned since 2000, the fifth-most of any NCAA Division II institution over the last 14 years.
  • 47 – School-record quarterback sacks recorded by Missouri S&T’s defense during the Miners’ 2014 season. This broke the previous record by two sacks.

Schriewer creates STLcoin

Move over, Bitcoin. Now St. Louis has its own crypto-currency, STLcoin. Created by Rick Schriewer, EE’98, STLcoin launched on Jan. 14, 2014. [Read more…]