In the news: Explosive engineering research, Las Vegas mobster, Lie-detecting kiosk, Mars Rover team, moon ice, Mazoon College visit, next-gen batteries

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On August 7, 2018
  • Mining Magazine published the article, “Missouri S&T Team Takes on Explosive Engineering Research” on July 30 about research led by Dr. Kyle Perry, assistant professor of mining and nuclear engineering. In the study, Perry’s team will pair explosives with common mining materials, with the ultimate goal of improving mine safety.
  • Dr. Larry Gragg, professor emeritus of history, was interviewed by reporter Tom Hawley on channel KSNV in Las Vegas. In the news segment, which aired Aug. 1, Gragg discussed how mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel shaped Las Vegas.
  • Dr. Nathan Twyman, assistant professor of business and information technology, was interviewed on BYU Radio’s July 18 “Top of Mind with Julie Rose” episode about his research. Twyman and his colleagues are developing a next-generation automated screening kiosk to help alleviate concerns about safety and wait time at U.S. airports and border crossings.
  • As the second-place winners in an international competition this summer, the Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team’s rover, Atlas, was featured in an Interesting Engineering article, “Engineering Future Mars Rovers: Top 3 Rovers from the University Rover Challenge 2018.” The article was published July 20 on
  • Dr. Leslie Gertsch, associate professor of geological engineering, was interviewed for a article, “Mining Moon Ice: Prospecting Plans Starting to Take Shape.” The article by Leonard David was published July 13 on and subsequently appeared on Yahoo! News and several national news websites.
  • At Mazoon College in Muscat, Oman, three S&T faculty participated in a weeklong quality assurance review in July. The Oman Observer published an article about the visit, titled “Quality Experts from Missouri Varsity Visit Mazoon College,” on July 21. S&T’s team included Dr. Jeff Cawlfied, vice provost for undergraduate studies and professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering; Dr. Kate Drowne, professor of English and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business; and Dr. Greg Gelles, professor and chair of economics.
  • As reported on in Additive Manufacturing, several articles have been published about research on 3-D printing the next generation of batteries. Dr. Jonghyun Park, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Jie Li, mechanical engineering graduate student, collaborated with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University on the project.

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