Phelps County News

New media pioneer Jay David Bolter to visit S&T March 2

Author, critic, technologist and new media pioneer Dr. Jay David Bolter will deliver two lectures at Missouri S&T on Thursday, March 2. Among his many accomplishments, Bolter is known for the books he’s authored or co-authored and for pioneering hypertext as an application for creative writing.

Ozark Rivers seeks area sponsors for 32nd Annual Earth Day Art Contest

                 Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District is seeking area sponsors within its seven-county region for the 32nd Annual Earth Day Poster, Trash Art and Graphic Art Contest. Sponsorships provide prizes for students placing first and second along with honorable mentions in the contest. Some 83 students received prizes in 2022.

Phelps County Sheriff’s Department reports

            On 01/24/2023, deputies responded to the 500 block of West 2nd Street and arrested Jack M. Cole Jr, 59 of Rolla, on Phelps County Warrants charging him with excessive blood alcohol content. Cole Jr was incarcerated at the Phelps County Jail, where he remains.

S&T researcher receives $1.5 million Department of Defense grant to increase robustness of hypersonic vehicles

The development of hypersonic weapons and advancement of hypersonic technologies has become a critical research focus for the national defense of the United States, and researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology are directly involved in these efforts working with a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

‘Steeling the show’: S&T metallurgists awarded second $2 million grant 


A Missouri University of Science and Technology research team was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy to research technologies to improve the operating efficiency of electric arc furnaces (EAFs) used for steelmaking.