Explosives professionals at Missouri S&T understand the importance of up-to-date explosives bulletins and state-of-the-art technology. As an explosives engineer, you'll become aware of the various opportunities within the industry. Some of the industry's most well-known organizations, such as the International Society of Explosives Engineers and Institute of Makers of Explosives, are the standard for informational updates regarding the safe application of explosives and most recent explosives engineering news. In fact, Missouri S&T is the first university to create a student chapter of ISEE.
While many enter the explosives field with blasting in mind, the department is currently working on a collaborative effort to educate the nation's future explosives experts. The Department of Homeland Security, along with academic and industry partners, has created an initiative to increase the Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats, or ALERT. Explosives Engineering professors and graduate students at S&T already have begun recruiting high school and community college students, military and first responders to participate in advanced explosives training. To learn more about ALERT, click on the DHS link at the top of this page.
Since the attacks on 9-11, the United States has increased its effort to ensure the legitimate possession of explosives by only responsible professionals. The Safe Explosives Act was implemented in 2003 and is geared toward screening individuals who will receive and handle/possess explosives. Missouri S&T fully supports federal policy and any student entering the explosives engineering program must pass a background check. Just as the Department of Transportation regulates explosives on the country's thoroughfares, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives regulates the disposition, possession and storage of explosives and explosives devices.