Geology & Geophysics

Missouri S&T reaches finals of software design competition

Posted by on February 23, 2015

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of six finalists in the Schlumberger Information Solutions’ Ocean Academic Competition.

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Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe named interim department chair

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Dr. Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor and head of geology and geophysics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim chair of the geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering department at Missouri S&T. The appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Posted by on April 29, 2014

Seven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the university’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 24. The academy is an advisory group that was founded in 1954. The group includes graduates and others who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.

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Researchers study why continents separate

Posted by on June 21, 2013

A giant rift in Eastern Africa is the subject of a study by Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers who want to better understand what tears continents apart.

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Missouri S&T professor receives Fulbright Specialists Award

Posted by on March 27, 2012

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor and head of the geology and geophysics program at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at Alexandria University in Egypt. Her project runs from March 16-30, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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S&T researchers get grant to study formation of ocean basins

Posted by on May 16, 2011

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been awarded $873,880 by the National Science Foundation to study how continental rifts create ocean basins.

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New study: Ancient tropical forests thrived during global warming event

Posted by on November 11, 2010

In the current issue of the journal Science, researchers are reporting that tropical rain forests thrived during a period of global warming almost 60 million years ago. Two of the paper’s authors have ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Chinese university joins S&T in transfer program

Posted by on December 18, 2009

Representatives from Missouri S&T and China University of Petroleum (CUP) met recently to sign a transfer agreement between the two universities. The agreement will allow CUP students to transfer to S&T after their first two years of study in geology and geophysics.

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Alumnus, wife donate $3.4 million for energy chair

Posted by on September 20, 2009

Missouri University of Science and Technology, a national leader in energy research and education, will soon strengthen that emphasis thanks to a $3.4 million gift from a retired oil and natural gas executive and graduate of the university.

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Earthquake recording stations to be located in Missouri

Posted by on June 12, 2009

As part of a National Science Foundation initiative called EarthScope, 43 earthquake recording stations will be placed in Missouri and southern Iowa in 2010-2011. Dr. Stephen Gao, a seismologist in the geology and geophysics program at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working with four students from Missouri universities to conduct field surveys and identify locations for the stations.

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