Archives for March 12, 2015

Missouri to host inaugural conference in May of the Strategic Defense Coalition

Given the strategic deterrence importance of Whiteman AFB a national effort has gathered steam to look at the risks, future and status of nuclear deterrence and are led by Missouri’s civilian adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force. That group is holding its inaugural event May 4-6 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg with exceptionally high ranking officials gathering to discuss ‘Strategic Deterrence in the 21st Century’.  Due to assistance provided by Missouri S&T professors on educating engineers and technicians on stealth aspects of aerospace manufacturing and maintenance the group is making special overtures to Missouri S&T to attend. If anyone has an interest they are encouraged to contact Steve Tupper at OSP.

March 5 article in Warrensburg Star Journal


An Engineering Entrepreneurship Presentation

Midha thumbnail Dr. Ashok Midha (MAE) invites all to attend a talk by Dr. Delbert Day   Delbert Day on Tuesday March 17 @ 12:30 pm  199 Toomey Hall.

This presentation describes how research undertaken at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, to develop glass microspheres for medical applications, was “spun off” and ultimately led to the formation of a “start up” company — MO- SCI Corp. Some of the characteristics of an entrepreneur are discussed along with the important roles of government, the university and others in this successful technology transfer effort. Likely challenges that an entrepreneur may encounter in starting a company are also discussed. MO-SCI Corp. currently manufactures many types of specialized glass products for the health care, electronics, transportation,and aerospace industry for use in the US and 50 plus foreign countries.

Applications of NDE and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) to Address NASA Safety Critical Inspection Concerns

Dr. Reza Zoughi (EE)Dr. Reza Zoughi; Electrical and Chemical Engineering invites us all to join him for a guest lecture by Dr. William H. Prosser Picture of Bill Prosser Tuesday March 17, 2015 @ 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Carver (204B) Room -­‐ Havener Center.

The NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) was charted in the wake of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident to serve as an agency-­‐wide technical resource focused on engineering excellence. The objective of the NESC is to improve safety by performing in-­‐depth independent engineering assessments, testing, and analysis to uncover technical vulnerabilities and to determine appropriate preventative and corrective actions. Critical to the NESC are teams of experts in a number of core disciplines including nondestructive evaluation (NDE). These teams, designated Technical Discipline Teams (TDTs), draw upon the best engineering expertise from across NASA and also include partnerships with other government agencies, national laboratories, universities and industry. An overview of the NESC NDE TDT will be presented along with a review how the TDT has helped to resolve safety-­‐ critical inspection concerns for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), and unmanned launch vehicles. Additionally, examples of how SHM technologies are being applied to improve the safety of space vehicles will also be discussed.