Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

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On March 29, 2017

The Missouri State Capitol. Photo from the Missouri House of Representatives image gallery.

The Missouri State Capitol. Photo from the Missouri House of Representatives image gallery.

Undergraduate students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to the state’s top legislators on Tuesday, April 4.

These students, who work on research projects under the direction of faculty advisors, will be participating in the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, an event that welcomes undergraduates from all four campuses in the University of Missouri System. The event is designed to inform Missouri’s lawmakers about research that is occurring at Missouri universities.

Missouri S&T places an emphasis on providing research opportunities to undergraduate students. The following students will appear at the Missouri State Capitol to represent Missouri S&T:

— Brett Buswell, a senior in mechanical engineering from Ridgedale, Missouri, will present “Low-Cost Rapid FDM Tooling with Ultem 1011 Thermal Conductivity.” The work is directed by Dr. Ming Leu, the Bailey Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

— Patrick Cahill, a senior in mining engineering from St. Charles, Missouri, will present “The Effects of Detonation Wave Collisions on Rock Throw.” The work is directed by Dr. Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of mining and nuclear engineering.

— Jana Hochard, a senior in petroleum engineering from Weston, Missouri, will present “Drillbotics Autonomous Drilling Rig Design.” The work is directed by Dr. Rickey Hendrix, lecturer in geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering.

— Kyara Holloway, a junior in biological sciences from Winfield, Missouri, will present “Connecting Group Physiology and Social Behavior in Ant Colonies.” The work is directed by Dr. Chen Hou, assistant professor of biological sciences.

— Shane Lawson, a senior in chemical engineering from St. James, Missouri, will present “Carbon Dioxide Capture and Greenhouse Gas Reduction.” The work is directed by Dr. Fateme Rezaei, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering.

— Emily Quist, a junior in environmental engineering from Wildwood, Missouri, will present “Improving Green Roof Media for Leachate Water Quality.” The work is directed by Dr. Joel Burken, chair and Curators’ Distinguished Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering.

— Tristan Shatto, a junior in electrical and computer engineering from Plattsburg, Missouri, will present “Spectral Analysis of Communication Networks against Targeted Attacks,” The work is directed by Dr. Egemen Çetînkaya, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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