This presentation will provide an overview of materials research at Missouri S&T and then highlight some recent accomplishments in research related to ultra-high temperature ceramics. The Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T has two missions: 1) serve as a campus resource for major research instrumentation; and 2) promote interdisciplinary materials research. A short overview will describe capabilities within the center and highlight some on-going research. The second part of the presentation will focus on research on ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTC). Professors Hilmas and Fahrenholtz in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Missouri S&T have collaborated for more than 15 years on UHTC research. The presentation will review some past accomplishments, describe some of the unique research infrastructure, and highlight some on-going projects related to UHTCs.