EaglePicher Technologies, LLC

EaglePicher Technologies is a premier manufacturer of cell, battery, and power system solutions serving the defense, space, aircraft, medical, and commercial markets. Since 1843, EaglePicher has applied its material science research and engineering capabilities toward various applications that introduced the first special-purpose military battery in 1944, and has served projects ranging from various defense munitions and portable power solutions, manned/unmanned space missions (Apollo 13, Hubble Space Telescope, Mars Rover), aircraft engine start and auxiliary power (B2, Global Hawk, Embraer), grid-energy storage (Shedd Aquarium), and numerous medical devices (neuro-stimulators, defibrillators). EaglePicher looks forward to the MOCAP partnership as a means to better enable its employees through a tailored educational certification program, and to partner with the member Universities to extend their research initiatives with new battery materials and processes toward production improvements in electrochemistry performance and/or manufacturability.

University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it’s a major land-grant institution and Missouri’s largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Missouri State University – Springfield, Missouri

Missouri State University is a comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs, including the professional doctorate. The university educates students to be global citizen scholars committed to public affairs. Among the university values are three that support the partnership with MOCAP: a student-centered learning environment and excellent teaching that promote and support academic success and personal development; the generation, discovery, dissemination and preservation of knowledge developed through research and creative activity; collaboration, both internally and externally, to promote meaningful partnerships that further the university’s goals. The meaningful partnerships that Missouri State University experiences through MOCAP are valuable to faculty and students. We will be a value to our partners through education and research.

Missouri State University-Mountain Grove serves Missouri’s fruit industry through operation of the State Fruit Experiment Station. The Extended Campus provides anytime, anyplace learning opportunities through telecourses, Internet-based instruction and through its interactive video network (BearNet).

The Missouri State community includes 22,866 students in the Missouri State system making it the second largest university in the state.

Externally-funded projects promote multidisciplinary collaborations within the University, joint ventures with business and industry, partnerships with K-12 schools, collaborations with other community organizations, and alliances with other higher education institutions. Outside funding, in the form of grants and contracts, provides millions of dollars to support University-based projects each year. These projects strengthen collaborative efforts between the University, community and statewide organizations.

University honors

  • Named to America’s Top Colleges list by Forbes magazine
  • Received Best in the Midwest distinction from The Princeton Review
  • Ranked among Best Colleges: Regional Universities (Midwest) by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine

Missouri S&T – Rolla

Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, our graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy.

How we rate:

Missouri S&T has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what others are saying.

  • No. 1 “Best Investment” among public universities for out-of-state students (Newsweek, August 2012).
  • No. 1 “Awesome College Lab” for our Experimental Mine – two years running (Popular Science, September 2010 and 2011).
  • No. 2 highest starting salaries among the nation’s public universities, according to a survey of average starting salaries for graduates (, July 2011).
  • No. 3 “Best Investment” among public universities for in-state students (Newsweek, August 2012).
  • No. 6 “Great Schools, Great Prices” among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010).
  • Top 50 best public colleges as rated by America’s high school counselors (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010).
  • Missouri S&T ranked 35th in the survey among public universities.

Missouri Southern State University – Joplin, Missouri

Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving nearly 6,000 students in over 200 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region.
The Chemical & Physical Sciences Department at Missouri Southern is an active partner in MOCAP governance. The Chemical & Physical Sciences Department offers degrees in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physics, and Pre-Engineering. The MOCAP lab is located on our campus and Missouri Southern offers Introduction to Electrochemistry online for students interested in an Advanced Power certificate. The MOCAP lab offers students hands on experience with the latest tools in Electrochemistry. Chemistry, Physics, and Pre-Engineering students can serve as research assistants or as interns for projects that are using the MOCAP lab.

NorthStar Batteries – Joplin, Missouri

NorthStar Batteries (NSB) is a Missouri-based manufacturer of thin-plate absorbed glass mat lead acid batteries (AGMs). The principal market for NSB has historically been the global telecommunications cellular sector where NSB product can be found in radio base stations in almost every country worldwide. Recently NSB has diversified its target market to include Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and the fast growing transportation sector where advanced lead acid products are now providing stop-start automotive capability. In addition, NSB is providing electrochemical battery storage for several grid energy storage systems (ESS) including a 2.5MWh system for City Utilities in Springfield, Missouri. NSB views the MOCAP partnership as a key opportunity for local industry and academia to engage in collaborative fundamental R&D into both the understanding and application of electrochemical storage. NSB is keen to help in the training and development of local university students with the long-term view of being able to offer full-time employment.

Joseph Newman Innovation Center – Joplin, Missouri

Located in Joplin, Missouri, the Joseph Newman Innovation Center is a Missouri Certified Business Incubator with a mission to create a positive environment for developing, supporting and promoting entrepreneurs; with an emphasis on those pursuing innovative technology.

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce – Joplin, Missouri

Located in Joplin, Missouri, the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization with a mission to improve economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin region, and to be the principal advocate for, and provider of services to, its business community.

Missouri Technology Corporation – Jefferson  City, Missouri

The Missouri Technology Corporation is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies.  MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri’s rich history in agriculture.

It is governed by a board of directors appointed by Missouri’s Governor, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tem of the Senate.  The President of the University of Missouri System and the Director of the Department of Economic Development are ex officio members of the board.


The MTC vision is to transform Missouri through the power of entrepreneurship by serving as a catalyst for technology-based innovation to achieve sustainable economic growth.


The MTC mission is to provide leadership and make strategic investments that help entrepreneurs create and grow technology-based Missouri businesses.  MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri’s rich history in agriculture.

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