Author: Delia Croessmann

Missouri S&T researcher finds another good reason to trust your gut

Posted by on July 16, 2018

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Within seconds, we make personal choices daily, such as what clothes to wear or what music to play in the car on the way to work. A cognitive neuroscientist at Missouri University of Science and Technology says gut-level decisions are important, and that intuition tends to be accurate for revealing our true preferences.

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Researchers mimic Legos for molecular building blocks, earn $411,000 NSF grant

Posted by on June 28, 2018

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Scientists at Missouri S&T are drawing inspiration from toy building blocks to create fixed molecular units used to accelerate the material discovery process known as rational design. They’ll use these “molecular blocks” to discover highly ionic conductive materials that could be used to make today’s much sought after all-solid-state lithium batteries.

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Dr. Yinfa Ma, distinguished chemistry professor, retires from Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 26, 2018

“Fortunate” was the single word Dr. Yinfa Ma used to describe his life during a June 22 retirement celebration held in his honor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Not always bad—MXenes’ spontaneous oxidation harnessed to create 2-D nanocomposites

Posted by on June 19, 2018

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered a new way to harness the potential of a type of spontaneously oxidized MXene thin films, to create nanocomposites that could sense both light and the environment. Previously, such spontaneous oxidation was considered detrimental because it degrades the MXene structure. The research is published in the June 2018 issue of ACS Nano, one of Google Scholar’s top-rated, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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S&T invites the public to a community-wide discussion on gene editing

Posted by on June 8, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s biological sciences department will host a public forum, “Editing our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome,” from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center on campus. The meeting is free and open to the public, and anyone interested in participating in a […]

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S&T physics major and robotics volunteer puts kids’ STEM experiences first

Posted by on May 22, 2018

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Joey Franz, a junior in physics at Missouri S&T with an emphasis in secondary education, combines his passions for physics and working with kids through volunteering as a high school robotics competition mentor.

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S&T physics graduate receives Fulbright grant to teach in Russia

Posted by on May 16, 2018

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Owen Smith, a 2017 physics graduate of Missouri S&T, has received a Fulbright scholarship grant to study in Russia from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Smith will be an English-language teaching assistant at a Russian university for the academic year from September 2018 to June 2019.

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S&T historian’s new book chronicles record producers who created American roots music

Posted by on May 15, 2018

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A new book released today (May 15, 2018), A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record, provides the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of what is now known as American roots music.

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Multi-dimensional American folklore scholar named S&T’s visiting humanities professor

Posted by on May 8, 2018

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Dr. Simon J. Bronner, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Folklore at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) at Harrisburg, has been been named the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities at Missouri S&T for the upcoming academic year. The visiting professorship was established in 1999 by an estate gift.

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S&T researchers co-author first industry-wide report on sustainable jet fuel emissions

Posted by on May 2, 2018

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Transportation Research Board has released a flagship report on the air quality impacts of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) emissions. The report is based in part on reviews by Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty Dr. Philip D. Whitefield, chair and professor of chemistry and director […]

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