Celebration of Nations to celebrate its 5th year

CoNfestival-13webCelebration of Nations will mark its fifth year with an appearance by bluegrass group Jimmie Allison and the Ozark Rounders. The group will perform at the free festival following the international parade on Saturday, Sept. 27. They will also offer two bluegrass education sessions during the festival.

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Students, faculty from around the world attend workshop

recast1An international group of participants recently attended a four-day workshop hosted by the RE-CAST (Research on Concrete Application for Sustainable Transportation) University Transportation Center. The workshop focused on the fundamentals of rheology and application on cement-based materials. Rheology involves flow behavior of material that cannot be measured with traditional workability methods.

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Students to participate in national mine rescue competition

minerescueA mine rescue team from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete in the 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest that will be held Aug. 4-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. Students from Missouri S&T and one other university will compete against 36 professional teams.

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Candid photos, views of ‘60s civil rights activist focus of new book

EdKing-webFifty years ago, Rev. Ed King spent the summer alongside Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young and other civil rights workers, and hundreds of college-student volunteers attempting to get black Mississippians registered to vote. The white Methodist minister had the foresight to bring along his camera to document the events that took place during that historic and turbulent summer of 1964.

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Researchers study ‘smart’ rocks use for detecting bridge damage

It’s hard to gauge how structurally sound a bridge is when its foundation is buried in a riverbed deep below the water’s surface. New “smart” rocks that are being developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology will give engineers an accurate, easy and cost-effective tool to monitor a bridge’s foundation, in real time.
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Missouri S&T collaborates with PerkinElmer for nanoparticle research

The growing use of nanoparticles in consumer projects has raised concerns about their adverse effects on human health and the environment. A new technology being tested at Missouri University of Science and Technology could improve the field of study by giving researchers a tool to quickly measure a wide range of characteristics and detect trace levels of nanoparticles.

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Yin receives NSF CAREER Award

Zhaozheng Yin     Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TDr. Zhaozheng Yin, an assistant professor of computer science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young faculty members for his research into developing algorithms and systems for processing microscopy images of biological specimens.

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Innovation Park building receives LEED certification

Missouri S&T's Technology Development Center is the first building in Innovation Park, a planned research park. Photos by Sam O'Keefe.

Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center is the first building in Innovation Park, a planned research park. Photos by Sam O’Keefe.

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Technology Development Center (TDC) was recently awarded LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost certification program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

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Oerther selected as Jefferson Science Fellow

Daniel B. OertherDr. Daniel B. Oerther, the John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2014-2015. He and 12 others will begin their one-year assignments in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11, 2014.

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Two recognized as KMST Volunteers of the Year

From left: KMST Volunteers of the Year Don and Nancy Brackhahn with KMST Station Manager Wayne Bledsoe.

From left: KMST Volunteers of the Year Don and Nancy Brackhahn with KMST Station Manager Wayne Bledsoe.

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s public radio station KMST honored Don and Nancy Brackhahn as Volunteers of the Year at the station’s annual Membership Reunion that was held April 24 at the Lions Club Den in Rolla.

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