Month: August 2016

Prevention with a capital ‘P’

Posted by on August 31, 2016

Cancer-detection device poised to save lives The early detection of cancer through screening techniques such as mammograms saves thousands of lives annually. Yinfa Ma is out to save thousands more through an easier and less costly approach.

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‘Care Chair’ helps detect patients’ movements, mental state

Posted by on August 31, 2016

The utilitarian chair. Its simple structure and function haven’t changed in millennia. But researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have made the humble chair a portal into not only a person’s movements, but also their mental state.

Dr. Debraj De, a postdoctoral fellow at Missouri S&T, and Dr. Sajal K. Das, the Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair and department chair of computer science at Missouri S&T, have developed a chair that could help detect the daily behavior and mental health of elderly people at home or in assisted-living facilities — specifically rehabilitation patients and elderly people susceptible to levels of dementia. The “Care Chair” employs sensors to detect a user’s functional and emotion-based activities throughout a normal day. The device, which uses four sensors, slips over a chair’s backrest and back so that it’s unobtrusive.

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Research by Missouri S&T faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster

Posted by on August 30, 2016

Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers in a new book on risk management.

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Missouri S&T to test emergency alert system

Posted by on August 26, 2016

Missouri University of Science and Technology will conduct a test of its emergency alert system at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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Missouri S&T expert to present at Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit

Posted by on August 26, 2016

A computer science professor from Missouri University of Science and Technology will join top government hackers, corporate risk managers and information technology professionals at the inaugural Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit in Jefferson City.

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Mariesa Crow receives IEEE award

Posted by on August 26, 2016

Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for “leadership and innovation in electric power engineering education.”

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Leading the way in the classroom

Posted by on August 24, 2016

Chelsea Diestelkamp was always willing to lend a helping hand, so in hindsight it’s easy to see why she became a teacher.

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26 new faculty join Missouri S&T this fall

Posted by on August 23, 2016

Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin its fall semester with 26 new faculty members. Missouri S&T has seen significant enrollment growth in recent years, but faculty and staff numbers have not kept pace. As part of an initiative to hire 100 new faculty in all areas of the university by 2020, Missouri S&T has now filled 42 new faculty lines and has additional active searches underway. An additional faculty member has negotiated to join Missouri S&T in 2017.

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The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to perform at Leach Theatre

Posted by on August 23, 2016

To kick-off its 25th anniversary season, Leach Theatre’s 2016-17 lineup will begin with an opening gala event featuring a performance by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. It is a callback to its inaugural opening gala in 1991, when the Bolshoi Ballet performed to a sold-out audience.

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Missouri S&T student works to localize corporate social media

Posted by on August 23, 2016

Language barriers and cultural differences lead to the need for large, multinational corporations to adopt localized social media strategies. One graduate student at Missouri University of Science and Technology is looking at four companies in two countries to study best practices for building such a strategy.

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