Tag: geology

Missouri S&T geologist named AAAS Fellow

Posted by on November 20, 2017

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe of Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the advancement of palynology ─ the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores ─ and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists. This year’s nearly 400 AAAS fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24. New fellows will be also be recognized during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

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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

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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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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Hidden gems

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Head down the hall in McNutt’s first floor and you will stumble upon a hallway dedicated to minerals. First opened in 1904, geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering’s Mineral Museum is an exhibit of gems, gold, fossils and meteor fragments totaling over 3,500 samples from 92 countries.

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Rocking the Rollamo

Posted by on July 5, 2016

As a child, Tegan Brand would often make the trek through the rolling Ozark hills to visit the banks of the Meremac River as it flowed through her grandparents’ farm in Steelville, Missouri.

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Missouri S&T students to study geology of San Salvador

Posted by on April 7, 2015

Students enrolled in Geology 4841, a geology and geophysics field study course at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will spend nine days in the Bahamas studying the geology of San Salvador Island this May.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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Earthquake preparedness is topic of August conference at Missouri

Posted by on June 4, 2008

Two minor earthquakes that rocked central Missouri this spring demonstrate the importance of earthquake preparedness in the region. Preparation for a significant quake along the New Madrid Fault is the subject of a conference to be held at Missouri University of Science and Technology this summer.

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Missouri S&T gets $1.9 million grant for geophysics software

Posted by on March 11, 2008

Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a $1.9 million educational grant donation from Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) Inc. Missouri S&T will receive 16 licenses of KINGDOM software through the company’s University Gift Program.         

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Attention high school students:

Posted by on January 23, 2008

Thanks to a gift from Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate Stephen Rector and his wife Susan, multiple scholarships are available to incoming freshmen interested in pursuing degrees in petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T.

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