Research

Filling the science communication gap

Posted by on July 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted by on June 28, 2017

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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Missouri S&T researchers model ‘smart’ decision making

Posted by on June 23, 2017

How people make decisions when interacting with technology in “smart” environments is the subject of new research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Collaboration unites S&T engineering, Winthrop University fine arts

Posted by on June 20, 2017

When it comes to materials science and engineering, there’s more than a bit of artistry involved. At any given time, its practitioners may tame glass, shape steel or push the boundaries of biomedicine. And those rigid lines dividing creative spontaneity from analytical discipline? They’re often downright blurry, if not overlapping.

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Jie Gao receives NSF CAREER Award for optical metasurface research

Posted by on June 15, 2017

Dr. Jie Gao, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her work in the field of optical metasurfaces.

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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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College of Engineering and Computing names 10 doctoral students as Dean’s Ph.D. Scholars

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Ten doctoral students in the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been named Dean’s Ph.D. Scholars in recognition of their scholarly excellence and research productivity.

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