Archives for May 2015

Missouri S&T to host Boeing June 12 in Technical Exchange Day – faculty encouraged to register now

Missouri S&T researchers if you are anywhere near Missouri on Friday June 12 you will want to participate in the breakout sessions and gatherings as we host 35+ Boeing researchers and develop specific collaboration plans.  Register at this site.


Navy looking for: software whitepapers

The Software Engineering Section of the Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for High Assurance Computer Systems is seeking white papers for innovative research in methods, tools, and techniques for constructing and analyzing high assurance software systems. See the PIVOT note.

Army looking for: engineering help on transportation structures

… programs require the design, construction, maintenance, repair and inspection of bridges and ports worldwide as well as other engineering functions as they relate to transportation structures … by the Corps Labs in Vicksburg.  See PIVOT notice. 

BLM & USGS looking for help with sUAS

In cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National UnmannedAircraft Services Project Office (NUPO), BLM is leading DOI’s research and technical evaluation of the operational potential of sUAS.. See solicitation.

DARPA looking for: Unmanned Aircraft Systems autonomy methods

The Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program will explore non-traditional perception and autonomy methods that enable new classes of minimalistic algorithms for high-speed aerial navigation in cluttered environments.Through this exploration, the program will develop and demonstrate the capability for small and fast unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to fly autonomously through complex, cluttered environments. The FLA program focuses on autonomy algorithms and software – specifically on sensing, perception, planning, and control – rather than on the flight hardware platform.

 See solicitation.

Did you catch the ‘solar powered’ drive through news?

Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location is now drawing some of its power from the sun — thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology. See the article in RDN.

Curt Elmore

Mariesa Crow

GGPE’s Dave Rogers continues to help Mississippi River engineers

“New Orleans’ levee system failure after Katrina has mistaken culprit” article in the New Orleans News notes Dave Rogers has defined the elements that led to the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and has established a clear sense of responsibility in the levee system’s failure.

Dr. J. David Rogers.

Dave Rogers

single-cell analyzer from a dual-research team

Yinfa Ma

Honglan Shi

Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Teaching Professor of chemistry, and Dr. Honglan Shi, associate research professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, worked with colleagues at Clemson University to develop a single-cell analyzer that can be used for research and many other applications. Noted by

2015 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Hypervelocity Impact Society

Dr. William Schonberg (right) with Dr. Shannon Ryan, Chair of the Hypervelocity Impact Society's Awards Committee

Bill Schonberg with Dr. Shannon Ryan, Chair of the Hypervelocity Impact Society’s Awards Committee

Kudos noted in eConnection as Dr. William P. Schonberg, chair and professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award.

Time to Move Beyond ‘Medieval’ Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

Bruce McMillin Associate Dean College of Engineering and Computing

“Most of our cyber defenses are modeled after medieval perimeter security – a firewall is much like a castle moat – and the idea of ‘keeping the bad guys out’,” says Dr. Bruce M. McMillin, professor of computer science and associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T quoted in an article published by Newswise.