Tag: civil engineering

Missouri S&T doctoral student enlists drones to detect unexploded landmines through changes in plant health

Posted by on January 9, 2018

From U.S. Navy laboratories to battlefields in Afghanistan, researchers are lining up to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to detect unexploded landmines. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, civil engineering doctoral student Paul Manley is enlisting a third variable —plant health — to see if drones can be used to more safely […]

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University of Missouri Curators approve Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 7, 2017

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Thursday approved a new $6.5 million lab at Missouri University of Science and Technology that is expected to position the university as a national leader in addressing the challenges of aging public infrastructure. The Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) will expand the High-bay Structures Laboratory in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall to provide 16,000 square feet of research space for developing and testing new construction materials and methods.

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S&T architectural engineering students to present designs for new Rolla animal shelter

Posted by on November 29, 2017

Students in the architectural engineering design course at Missouri University of Science and Technology have created 15 potential designs for the future Rolla Animal Shelter, and they will present six of those plans to the public prior to the start of the Dec. 4, Rolla City Council meeting.

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Missouri S&T to host Transportation Infrastructure Conference

Posted by on October 16, 2017

Learn about advances in transportation infrastructure at the sixth annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference, hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Missouri Department of Transportation this December.

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Civil engineering leader to speak at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 13, 2017

The new president-elect of the nation’s oldest engineering society will share her vision of the profession’s future in a Missouri University of Science and Technology guest lecture.

Robin A. Kemper, a senior risk engineering consultant for Zurich Services Corp., will serve as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers starting in 2018. Her lecture, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 in 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, is being hosted by the Missouri S&T Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

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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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Fix-it fixation

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Brandt and Nicole Genz never envisioned careers as small-business owners flourishing amid the 21st century version of the Arts and Crafts Movement. But after earning engineering degrees in Rolla, the St. Louis couple is now carving out an unexpected expertise in the home design market as the creative and managerial forces behind Rescued Furnishings and Designs.

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Dr. Joseph H. Senne Jr. died Dec. 20

Posted by on December 21, 2016

Dr. Joseph H. Senne Jr., professor emeritus and former chair of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died Dec. 20, 2016.

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Robotic bridge inspection, preservation is focus of new transportation center

Posted by on December 5, 2016

Your commute to work may be smoother in the future, thanks to new federally funded research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Greening mines

Posted by on August 2, 2016

For more than 150 years, The Doe Run Co. has tapped the fertile mineral resources of southeast Missouri to mine the lead, copper and zinc that remain staples of products ranging from car batteries to X-ray equipment and military satellites.

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