Month: February 2017

Learning for life

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Missouri S&T doctoral student Ken Boyko isn’t exactly slowing down during his”retirement.”

At 65, Boyko is preparing to complete a Ph.D. in geological engineering, perhaps as soon as this fall. His research focuses on how LIDAR (light detection and ranging) scanners can be used to “see through” vegetation that might otherwise prevent detection of potential falling rock. The research could enhance safety along highways and bridges and also involved a project for the U.S. Navy, which wants to use the technology as a navigational aid for self-driving off-road vehicles.

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‘Mr. S&T’ hangs up his slide rule

Posted by on February 27, 2017

No matter whether you call it the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, the University of Missouri-Rolla or Missouri University of Science and Technology, Jerry Bayless has called it home.

Bayless, an associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, first came to the campus in 1955. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1959 — the same year he joined the faculty — and added a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1962.

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At Missouri S&T, GAANN program prepares nation’s future researchers

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Many of the nation’s future engineering and science researchers are preparing for their careers in the laboratories of Missouri University of Science and Technology, thanks to more than $2.2 million in federal funding through a program designed to encourage more students to pursue Ph.D.s in those fields.

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View the moon at the S&T Observatory this March

Posted by on February 24, 2017

The public is invited to view the moon through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope on Tuesday, March 7.

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Third film in S&T Hispanic Film Series to screen in March

Posted by on February 24, 2017

The Hispanic Film Series offered by the Missouri University of Science and Technology arts, languages, and philosophy department will continue this March with a viewing of the drama “Here and There.” The film, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, in Room 104 Physics Building on the Missouri S&T campus. The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Missouri S&T golf course to close Feb. 28

Posted by on February 24, 2017

The Miner Golf Course at Missouri University of Science and Technology will close at the end of the current season, which concludes on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The closure will result in a cost savings for the university and allow student activity fees currently dedicated for golf course operations to be redirected to recreational facilities that […]

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Learn more about immigration-related executive orders this month

Posted by on February 23, 2017

The community is invited to hear Mihaela Britt, attorney at Britt Immigration Law LLC, discuss the recent executive order related to immigration during a talk this month at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask her questions about current policies and their legal implications related to higher education and international student visas.

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S&T researcher studies next generation phones, cars

Posted by on February 22, 2017

In 10 years, your cellphone won’t look anything like it does today — at least on the inside. The phones, with 5G technology, will be 10 times faster than they are today. And self-driving cars won’t be a novelty, they will be part of your daily commute.

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working to make those goals a reality — a safe reality — by deciphering and solving the problems of electromagnetic interference inherent in the systems. Dr. Jun Fan, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, is using a Google grant to provide real-world solutions.

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With Scholars’ Mine, over 1 million served globally

Posted by on February 21, 2017

Somewhere on the lower west side of Chicago, an internet user seeking information about photografting – a technique for attaching polymers to surfaces – recently struck gold with a visit to Scholars’ Mine, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s online repository of research papers, creative works and other documents.

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Adobe partnership continues to benefit technical communication students at Missouri S&T

Posted by on February 20, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, is beginning its third year of partnership with Adobe Systems Inc., to allow students and faculty in the technical communication program to have hands-on access to Adobe’s industry-standard software. This partnership is made possible through Adobe’s University Outreach Program, which offers licenses of Adobe Technical Communication Suite to the students and faculty in the program.

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