Tag: geological engineering

Louisiana scholar named chair of geosciences, geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 6, 2017

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.

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Learning for life

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Missouri S&T doctoral student Ken Boyko isn’t exactly slowing down during his”retirement.”

At 65, Boyko is preparing to complete a Ph.D. in geological engineering, perhaps as soon as this fall. His research focuses on how LIDAR (light detection and ranging) scanners can be used to “see through” vegetation that might otherwise prevent detection of potential falling rock. The research could enhance safety along highways and bridges and also involved a project for the U.S. Navy, which wants to use the technology as a navigational aid for self-driving off-road vehicles.

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Missouri S&T researcher bakes asteroids to find water

Posted by on July 27, 2015

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is cooking up something new in the lab – baking meteorites to learn how to produce water and other easily evaporated compounds from asteroids.

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New Orleans’ levee system failure after Katrina has mistaken culprit

Posted by on May 27, 2015

A Missouri University of Science and Technology professor has defined the elements that led to the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and has established a clear sense of responsibility in the levee system’s failure.

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S&T faculty members receive UM System President’s Awards

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Three members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty have been chosen to receive President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence among the university’s four mission areas of teaching, research, service and economic development. In all, 11 awards will be presented this year.

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In case of emergency, UV energy may be used to treat drinking water

Posted by on October 29, 2007

When a water supply is contaminated, people are usually ordered to boil their H2O. But if Dr. Curt Elmore’s emergency drinking water system proves reliable, people will be able to drink water that has been treated with ultraviolet energy.         

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Rectors pledge $1 million for scholarships at UMR

Posted by on January 18, 2007

Stephen W. Rector, president, CEO and co-founder of RIM Operating Inc. located in Englewood, Colo., and his wife, Susan, have pledged $1 million to the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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UMR engineering students set their sights on Bolivia

Posted by on August 5, 2005

While most college students are packing up to return to campus, three University of Missouri-Rolla students are preparing for a different journey — one that will take them deep into the Andes mountains

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Donated software will help students interpret seismic data

Posted by on November 23, 2004

Students in the geological sciences and engineering department at UMR are using new software to help them learn to interpret data relating to fault lines, potential oil reservoirs and other geophysical characteristics.

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Researchers, students help clean up Nebraska site

Posted by on September 8, 2003

A UMR researcher and several students are helping find new ways to clean up contaminated groundwater at a former munitions site near Mead, Neb., by recycling the water through a special type of well.

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