Lab: Explosives Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology
Career: Demolition expert, explosives manufacturer, ammunition maker
Last summer, students in the mining department at Missouri University of Science and Technology helped build a new engineering lab—by blasting more than 15,000 square feet out of a hill to clear land for construction. When not leveling hillsides, students working toward a masters in explosives engineering learn the finer points of demolition, mining and pyrotechnics.
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