Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Missouri S&T receives federal support for early-stage research into tapping “citizen scientists” to collect water quality data

Posted by on September 21, 2017

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Picture teams of smartphone-toting citizen scientists, poised to collect water samples and test for contaminants thanks to a user-friendly app that can crowdsource rapid responders to mobilize the next time a public water system is at risk.
Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of South Florida are tapping National Science Foundation seed money set aside for “potentially transformative research” to advance the technology and hone the social mobilization efforts needed to summon trained, trusted teams of everyday water watchers.

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From Hurricane Katrina to north St. Louis, civil engineering grad helps ravaged communities rebuild

Posted by on September 6, 2017

As a single mother paying her way through college, Stephanie Hall’s early lessons in hard work weren’t confined to Missouri S&T classrooms. By the time her still-groggy classmates arrived for 8 a.m. classes, Hall had already worked the 5 a.m. shift baking doughnuts at Kroger. After morning classes came lunch-hour waitressing gigs. Nights and weekends […]

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Probiotics helps poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites

Posted by on August 17, 2017

Probiotics – or natural microbes – are believed to provide boost the human immune system and provide other health benefits. New research involving a Missouri University of Science and Technology professor indicates that microbes can also help remove pollutants from groundwater.

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Missouri S&T chapter of Engineers Without Borders completes Guatemalan clean water project

Posted by on August 2, 2017

After nearly a decade of work, a small Guatemalan village can now count on clean drinking water thanks to a group of student volunteers from Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Missouri S&T student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) first traveled to Nahualate, Guatemala, in 2008 as part of a volunteer project to […]

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Building better homes, one origami fold at a time

Posted by on June 14, 2017

One day, origami curtains may be a feature of many homes. The nature of the paper craft’s complex folding and cutting presents an almost limitless amount of shapes, textures and mechanical properties. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are exploring the potential of origami to control the amount of incoming light in a room and studying how the resulting light patterns could affect homeowners.

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S&T, UM System partner to complete Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory

Posted by on June 2, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology is partnering with the University of Missouri System to fully support a key research initiative at Missouri S&T, the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML). The laboratory is expected to position Missouri S&T as a national leader in the development of innovative materials and approaches to address public infrastructure […]

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S&T commencement speaker: Tackle big challenges, consider public service

Posted by on May 13, 2017

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, encouraged graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology to be willing to tackle big challenges, and then do the hard work to back it up. O’Sullivan, a 1982 Missouri S&T graduate, spoke during commencement ceremonies at […]

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Asphalt expert to join Missouri S&T in August

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman, professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, has been named the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) Endowed Professor in Flexible Pavements at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1, 2017.

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Geotechnical engineering expert to present first Prakash Lecture at S&T

Posted by on May 5, 2017

Dr. Richard D. Woods, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will present the inaugural lecture in the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering.

The lecture, titled “Geotechnical Impact of High Energy Construction Operations on Nearby Infrastructure,” will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall. It is free and open to the public.

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Missouri S&T Concrete Conference canceled, reset for June 6-7

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Due to major road closures leading into and out of Rolla as well as statewide flooding, Missouri University of Science and Technology has canceled the 2017 Concrete Conference, originally scheduled for May 2-3 on the Missouri S&T campus. The conference has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7. Current participants will remain registered and expected for the June dates. An updated schedule of events will be available at concrete.mst.edu.

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