Having a blast with explosives

Virtual Event Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

More than 7 billion pounds of explosives are used in the U.S. each year. Learn how the fields of mining, construction, defense, homeland security, demolition, oil recovery, fireworks, special effects and more are involved in this industry. 

Presented by Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of explosives at S&T. 

Join the live event on Zoom and you'll automatically be entered in a drawing to win a special gift bag, courtesy of the Missouri 2021 Bicentennial and S&T's 150th anniversary.

This lecture is part of the Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Alliance lecture series hosted by S&T.  The series, “Honoring our past, envisioning the future,” celebrates the rich cultural history of our region and explores social and economic growth topics relative to Missourians. All lectures in the series will be available for live public viewing. Missouri 2021 is an initiative of The State Historical Society of Missouri and its Center for Missouri Studies.

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Gillian Worsey
Gillian Worsey left a positive review 4/5/2021

This was an excellent presentation and the presenter had obviously put a lot of tie and effort into it. However it was extremely difficult to find. I had to go to the events calendar, sign in with my ID and then the link was on the calendar. I hope all of that time and effort was not wasted on just a few people watching it.

Nancy Bowles
Nancy Bowles left a positive review 4/7/2021

Interesting presentation! I especially enjoyed the videos of shock waves. If that adult explosives camps becomes a thing, I'm there!

Lishia Stevens
Lishia Stevens left a positive review 4/5/2021

Great lecture! I learned a lot about explosives research.