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Five hours before kickoff of a Missouri S&T Miners football game last September, Leanna Lincoln and her dozen S&T classmates are wiping sweat from their brows. The sun beats down on an empty practice field just beyond the south end zone as Lincoln listens to S&T explosives engineering instructor Jerry Vaill.

Their assignment: Shoot off a 2.5-minute fireworks show during halftime.

“I want to go into entertainment, so this is a really good class for me to take,” says Lincoln, grabbing a waist-high rack of black HDPE pipes that serve as the fireworks’ launch tubes. “This was the only university I could find where I could take this class.”

S&T is the only university to offer a commercial fireworks display course. Any S&T student can take this class, known as Explosives Engineering 5512: Commercial Pyrotechnics Operations.

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