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A Dynamite Degree

Missouri S&T leads the nation in explosives training Underground in Rolla, five students decked out in boots, hard hats and protective eyewear are preparing to advance a mine tunnel. This drift of the Missouri University of Science and Technology Experimental Mine is not very deep, but it takes a turn that blocks most of the sunlight that comes from the

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Show-Me Scholars inspires students to make the most of high school

High school seniors are often stereotyped as lacking motivation, having a tendency to “lose” their homework and stacking their semesters with easy classes. But Luke Walker had no time for any of that during his senior year. He was too busy studying College Algebra and AP European History. “I wanted to go to college, so I challenged myself academically,” said

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MFG Day opens doors to manufacturing careers

Manufacturing Day began in 2012 to draw attention to a major problem threatening the industry and the overall economy: the skilled labor shortage. Demand for manufacturing workers is on the rise. In the next decade, a growing economy will create 700,000 new manufacturing jobs, while an estimated 2.7 million additional jobs will come open as a result of retiring baby boomers. Manufacturers

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