Academics & Faculty

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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Missouri S&T geologist leads $2.1M National Science Foundation research effort to study Earth’s greatest mass extinction

Posted by on September 18, 2017

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Missouri S&T geologist Dr. Wan Yang has devoted his academic career to unlocking the mysteries of the Permian mass extinction more than 250 million years ago. That geological odyssey now finds him leading an 11-institution consortium that’s been collectively awarded a $2.1 million National Science Foundation research grant.

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Chemistry researcher receives prestigious honor

Posted by on July 21, 2017

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A renowned researcher and educator at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been selected to join an exclusive group of chemists. But he says the honor has more to do with the quality of research, education and community outreach at Missouri S&T than with his individual accomplishments. Dr. Yinfa Ma, associate dean for research […]

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Video game to be based on book by S&T history professor

Posted by on July 20, 2017

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A book by a Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor is the basis for a tactical wartime video game set for release in 2018. Burden of Command follows the real-life missions of the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Regiment, also known as the “Cottonbalers,” during World War II, using American Courage, American Carnage, a […]

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Filling the science communication gap

Posted by on July 14, 2017

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Science communication can be hard to define, and even harder to teach. But an academic book co-edited by a technical communication professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology hopes to make the subject easier for instructors, and their students, to teach and learn. Dr. Kathyrn Northcut, professor and co-director of technical communication programs at […]

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Energy-recycling steps eyed for post-surgical recovery, aging in place

Posted by on July 12, 2017

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A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher wants to make walking up and down stairs easier through the creation of a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend. Yun Seong Song, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, built the spring-loaded stairs as a postdoctoral researcher […]

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Automated security kiosk could alleviate travel, border woes

Posted by on July 11, 2017

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An automated screening kiosk developed by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher could alleviate concerns about safety and wait time at U.S. airports and border crossings. Dr. Nathan Twyman, assistant professor of business and information technology at Missouri S&T, has been developing a next-generation automated screening kiosk since he was a Ph.D. student […]

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Missouri S&T student team competes in finals of IEEE space antenna design contest

Posted by on July 5, 2017

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A three-person team of Missouri S&T engineering students is headed to California to vie for top honors in an international competition to construct more reliable antennas used in space travel by small satellites. The student design contest, which begins Sunday in San Diego, is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional association. The Missouri University of Science and Technology team is one of six finalists, including university teams from Canada and Sweden.

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Missouri S&T professor named Canadian Academy of Engineering fellow

Posted by on June 30, 2017

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A Missouri University of Science and Technology professor of electrical and computer engineering who specializes in wireless communications and signal processing has been inducted as a fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Chengshan Xiao is one of 52 new fellows to formally join the Canadian academy at an induction ceremony this week in […]

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S&T computer scientists share cybersecurity lessons with K-12 teachers

Posted by on June 28, 2017

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Keeping up with the dizzying pace of modern technology can be a challenge for even the most tech-savvy among us. Being able to do so when dozens of young, malleable minds depend on your guidance, authority, know-how and protection? That responsibility isn’t to be taken lightly. At a time when plenty of adults turn to […]

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