Phelps County News

Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild members make masks to help prevent spread of coronavirus

    When you think of quilt guilds, you usually think of the beautiful or comforting quilts you admire or sleep under. Who would have thought the quilters would pull out their stash of fabric and make hundreds of masks to help cover folks during the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Public input is being accepted on the Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan until May 15

    Public input is being accepted until May 15, 2020, on the Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The public survey is available on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website at

Missouri S&T’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team become national champions

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team recently earned first place at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers two 2020 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge Digital Competitions. The ASME E-Fest North and E-Fest South competitions, traditionally held in-person at different universities, were moved online due to safety precautions related to the current spread of COVID-19.

Missouri S&T researcher wins Google Faculty Research Award

As electronic devices become more complex, the printed circuit boards (PCBs) they use need more components, including capacitors that prevent voltage fluctuations. Researchers say there is a gap between the theoretical understanding of the physics of designing and placing the capacitors and how to leverage that understanding to create the real product.