Missouri S&T receives federal support for early-stage research into tapping “citizen scientists” to collect water quality data
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.
Missouri S&T is a place where students find their fit, and have opportunities to explore and dig deeper into their passions. S&T Miners are inventive and resourceful, and they know that a Missouri S&T degree will prepare them to solve tomorrow’s grand challenges.Read More »
After her five and a half years at Missouri S&T were capped off with graduation, Jessica Schulze can’t wait to get back into the classroom. Make that “her” classroom.Read More »
Interim Chancellor Christopher G. Maples shared the following message with the Missouri S&T community this afternoon: Dear Missouri S&T Students, We know that many of you from the Houston area and the surrounding region have been affected in some way by Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts go out to all who are affected by this devastating […]Read More »
Ph.D. student Maria Camila Garcia Toro taps state’s first university research reactor for cancer inquiry The use of radioactive gold and silver nanoparticles to target certain deadly cells is a promising step in the painstaking process of cancer research and treatment. Now a Missouri University of Science and Technology doctoral student in nuclear engineering is […]Read More »
A ceramic engineering professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a federal patent for his latest innovation, a multi-layer ceramic capacitor that could help boost energy storage in applications ranging from pulse power devices to military hardware. Dr. Fatih Dogan, a professor in Missouri S&T’s materials science and engineering department, has spent […]Read More »
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 […]Read More »
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 […]Read More »
Dr. David Borrok, a professor of geosciences and director of the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has been named chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The appointment takes effect August 1.Read More »