Missouri University of Science and Technology http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri S&T Scientists Work To Shape 'Fourth Generation' Nuclear Reactors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-st-scientists-work-shape-fourth-generation-nuclear-reactors <p><a href="http://news.mst.edu/2013/04/researcher_studies_fuel_flow_p.html">Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology</a> are conducting work that could shape the next generation of nuclear reactors.<br>&nbsp;<br>The state's first nuclear reactor was constructed more than 50 years ago at the Rolla school. Now, researchers there are tracking and measuring the movement of radioisotopes. Their goal is to understand how nuclear fuel pebbles would behave in what are called "fourth generation" nuclear reactors.<br>&nbsp; Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:05:12 +0000 The Associated Press 25516 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri S&T Scientists Work To Shape 'Fourth Generation' Nuclear Reactors Mo. universities to get foothold in China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-universities-get-foothold-china <p>Two of Missouri&#39;s public universities will be partnering with a college in China to open a new university in the central part of the country.</p><p>The University of Missouri-St. Louis and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla will work with <a href="http://www.chinatefl.com/sichuan/teach/sc_swufe.html">Tianfu College</a> in Mianyang, in Sichuan Province, to open Sichuan Missouri University.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:59:39 +0000 Bill Raack 2099 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. universities to get foothold in China Lockdown lifted on Missouri S&T campus after shooting suspect apprehended http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lockdown-lifted-missouri-st-campus-after-shooting-suspect-apprehended <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=missouri+university+of+science+and+technology&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=missouri+university+of+science+and+technology&amp;hnear=missouri+university+of+science+and+technology&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=6344597532589190614&amp;ll=38.505191,-91.5271&amp;spn=3.008953,4.669189&amp;z=7&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=missouri+university+of+science+and+technology&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=missouri+university+of+science+and+technology&amp;hnear=missouri+university+of+science+and+technology&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=6344597532589190614&amp;ll=38.505191,-91.5271&amp;spn=3.008953,4.669189&amp;z=7&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p><em><small>The location of Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.</small></em></p><p><strong>Updated 1:40 p.m. </strong></p><ul><li>31-year-old Cody Willcoxson, the alleged shooting suspect, is in custody. He was captured when a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper on a routine patrol spotted the stolen car Willcoxson was driving.</li><li>Willcoxson was taken into custody following a short pursuit, but Capt. Lee Ann Kenley, Troop I&#39;s commander, says Willcoxson did not resist arrest.</li><li>Willcoxson suffered a superficial wound sometime during the day and was being evaluated by emergency medical personnel. He will be taken to the Phelps County jail after receiving medical treatment.</li><li>Willcoxson already faces four felonious assault on law enforcement charges for firing at Rolla police during the pursuit. Bail has been set at $1 million. Rolla police chief Mark Kearse expects Willcoxson to face additional charges from authorities at Fort Leonard Wood, St. Robert and Pulaski County.</li><li>Authorities found drugs, believed to be methamphetamine, in Willcoxon&#39;s original car, which he abandoned in Rolla. They have not located the original weapon, which is believed to be an assault-like rifle.</li><li>Police believe Willcoxson acted alone, and have no motive for the shooting.</li></ul><p><strong>Updated 1:21 p.m.:</strong></p><p><em>According to Missouri S&amp;T&#39;s <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/MissouriSandT">Twitter account</a>:</em></p><ul><li>&quot;Shooting suspect apprehended south of Rolla, Missouri S&amp;T lockdown is lifted by Chief Laughlin.&quot;</li></ul><p><strong>Updated 12:12 p.m. via the Associated Press:</strong></p><p>Authorities say a gunman who entered and left Missouri University of Science and Technology building earlier tried breaking into a nearby Army base and fired on police who pursued him.</p><p>Fort Leonard Wood spokesman Mike Warren says the suspect tried to enter the Army installation through its west gate Thursday morning. The security guard determined the man&#39;s identification didn&#39;t look legitimate and told him to leave. Instead, the driver accelerated and drove through the gate.</p><p>Military police pursued him until he fled the base, and police from nearby St. Robert chased him toward Rolla about 30 miles away.</p><p>St. Robert police chief Curtis Curenton says his officers were fired on with what appeared to be an AK-47 machine gun during the pursuit.</p><p>The Rolla campus is on lockdown.</p><ul><li>For the latest updated information from the University, see their<a href="http://www.mst.edu/"> website</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/MissouriSandT">their Twitter page</a>.</li></ul><p> Thu, 12 May 2011 15:18:18 +0000 Kelsey Proud, The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 1223 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri S&T Chancellor Carney to retire http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-st-chancellor-carney-retire <p>At the conclusion of his State of the University Address today, <a href="http://www.mst.edu/">Missouri University of Science and Technology</a> Chancellor John F. (Jack) Carney III announced his plans to retire.</p><p>A press release from the university shared a portion of his announcement:</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:58:50 +0000 Kelsey Proud 402 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri S&T Chancellor Carney to retire