Missouri S&T campus to close due to winter weather

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Due to potentially hazardous winter weather conditions, the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus will be closed Friday, Jan. 13. Only employees who are considered situationally critical should report to work on Friday. [Read more…]

Additive manufacturing: A new twist for stretchable electronics?

New bendable, foldable, twistable electronic devices like the one pictured above could become more common in the future. Photo by John Rogers, University of Illinois, courtesy of the National Science Foundation.

New bendable electronic devices like the one pictured above could become more common in the future. Photo by John Rogers, University of Illinois, courtesy of the National Science Foundation.

Electronic components that can be elongated or twisted – known as “stretchable” electronics – could soon be used to power electronic gadgets, the onboard systems of vehicles, medical devices and other products. And a 3-D printing-like approach to manufacturing may help make stretchable electronics more prevalent, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

16 noteworthy moments from 2016

A fall sunset behind the Havener Center. As the sun sets on 2016, here's a look back at some of the year's most notable stories at Missouri S&T. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

A fall sunset behind the Havener Center, September 2016. As the sun sets on 2016, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most notable stories at Missouri S&T. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A record-breaking baseball season, new support for graduate education, two Miners in the Olympics, a roof on fire, and a professor who earned a spot on Jeopardy! — as a clue. [Read more…]

16 important research stories of 2016

2016 was another banner year for research at Missouri S&T.

2016 was another banner year for research at Missouri S&T.

A wearable wristband to monitor patients with dementia. Award-winning research on a method to clean up lead mine tailings sites. A reliable and more accessible way to diagnose breast cancer. These are among the many notable innovations and discoveries made by Missouri University of Science and Technology professors and students in 2016. Here are 16 that were publicized during the year – but are well worth talking about again. (You can read about many more innovations in the research section of our news site.) [Read more…]

New approach to water splitting could improve hydrogen production

Research by Missouri S&T's Dr. Manashi Nath and colleagues was featured on the cover of the journal ChemSusChem

Research by Missouri S&T’s Dr. Manashi Nath and colleagues was featured on the cover of the journal ChemSusChem

A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have demonstrated a more efficient, less cost-prohibitive way to split water into its elements of hydrogen and oxygen. Their approach could make hydrogen fuel a more viable energy source in the future while addressing the technological challenge of developing clean and renewable energy without depleting earth’s natural preserves.

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Cause of Emerson Hall roof fire ruled accidental

Emerson Electric Hall is vacated as local emergency response teams extinguish a fire on the roof in Rolla, MO on Thursday Dec. 8, 2016. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Emerson Electric Hall is vacated as local emergency response teams extinguish a fire on the roof in Rolla on Thursday Dec. 8, 2016. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Last week’s fire on the roof of Emerson Hall, the electrical and computer engineering building, has been ruled accidental by Rolla Fire & Rescue. [Read more…]

Robotic bridge inspection, preservation is focus of new transportation center

A new University Transportation Center at Missouri S&T will lead to new robotic approaches to inspect and maintain bridges. (Photo via Missouri Department of Transportation.)

A new University Transportation Center at Missouri S&T will lead to new robotic approaches to inspect and maintain bridges. (Photo via Missouri Department of Transportation.)

Your commute to work may be smoother in the future, thanks to new federally funded research at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T students named Caterpillar-APEC Scholars

c10030952Four undergraduate students and one doctoral student in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive annual scholarships through a joint effort with Caterpillar Inc. to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. [Read more…]

Dr. Mun Y. Choi named next University of Missouri System president

Dr. Mun Y. Choi, incoming president of the University of Missouri System, was introduced during an event Nov. 2, 2016. Photo courtesy of UM System.

Dr. Mun Y. Choi, incoming president of the University of Missouri System, was introduced during an event Nov. 2, 2016. Photo courtesy of UM System.

Dr. Mun Y. Choi, current provost and executive vice president at the University of Connecticut, was introduced today (Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016) as the next president of the four-campus University of Missouri System. The campus includes Missouri S&T. [Read more…]

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

Dr. Bruce McMillin

Dr. Bruce McMillin

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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