Archives for July 2015

S&T military historian earns National Endowment for the Humanities grant

U.S. Marines on GuadalcanalDr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support McManus’ research for a new two-volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific and Asian theater during World War II. The NEH announced the award today (Tuesday, July 28).

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Missouri S&T researcher bakes asteroids to find water

243_idaA Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is cooking up something new in the lab – baking meteorites to learn how to produce water and other easily evaporated compounds from asteroids.

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Missouri S&T researcher earns $1 million EPA grant to study climate change effects on indoor air quality

Dr. Glenn Morrison

Dr. Glenn Morrison

Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund research on the impacts of climate change on indoor air quality and resulting health effects.

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Wunsch earns INNS Gabor Award

Don Wunsch, left, accepts the International Neural Networks Society's Gabor Award from INNS president Ali Minai during an awards ceremony in Dublin.

Missouri S&T professor Don Wunsch, left, accepts the International Neural Networks Society’s Gabor Award from INNS president Ali Minai during a ceremony in Dublin.

Dr. Donald Wunsch, the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, received the International Neural Networks Society (INNS) Gabor Award recognizing achievement in engineering applications of neural nets. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T Solar Car team ready to race

The Solar Car on April 16, 2015.      Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TA team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will demonstrate the capabilities of solar-powered vehicles during the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2015. The event will be held Sunday, July 26, through Friday, July 31, in Austin, Texas.

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One Book program at Missouri S&T to focus on community and social acceptance

Cover courtesy of outcastsunited.com.

Cover courtesy of outcastsunited.com.

The national bestseller “Outcasts United” has been selected for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2015 One Book program. Approximately 1,200 freshman students will be expected to read the book during the summer before they arrive on campus. It will then be taught in all sections of English 1120, a required course for most Missouri S&T students.

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S&T marks second successful year of fundraising

Completion of Hasselmann Alumni House -- which was funded through private gifts -- was a major milestone during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Completion of Hasselmann Alumni House — which was funded through private gifts — was a major milestone during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

For the second year in a row, Missouri University of Science and Technology saw an increase in charitable contributions as well as total number of gifts and pledges. Missouri S&T received $13.9 million in gifts and pledges during the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase over the $13.8 million received during the 2013-2014 fiscal year and a 37.6 percent increase over the $10.1 million received two years ago. [Read more…]

Project merges Missouri S&T, MoDOT

Missouri Highway Traffic Safety engineer John Miller "drives" the Missouri S&T Driving Simulator. Missouri S&T researchers are studying alternate work zone signage.

Missouri Highway Traffic Safety engineer John Miller “drives” the Missouri S&T Driving Simulator. Missouri S&T researchers are studying alternate work zone signage. Photo by Aimee Whitmire.

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are using a Missouri Department of Transportation grant to help determine if alternate signage could make drivers — and workers — safer in work zones.

Using the cab of a white Ford Ranger XLT with split bucket seats as their driving simulator, Missouri S&T’s team is evaluating merge sign configurations for work zones along the state’s roadways. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T professor earns distinguished status

Removing the threat of crude oil pipeline breaksDr. Shari Dunn-Norman, associate professor of petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is a recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ 2015 Distinguished Membership Award. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T, PCRMC form partnership for research and education

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader and Phelps County Regional Medical Center CEO John Denbo sign a memorandum of understanding on July 2, 2015.

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader and Phelps County Regional Medical Center CEO John Denbo sign a memorandum of understanding on July 2, 2015.

Officials from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center met today (Thursday, July 2, 2015) to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will help both institutions increase research collaboration and educational exchange. [Read more…]