Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology

An example of a gold foil peeled from single crystal silicon. Reprinted with permission from Naveen Mahenderkar et al., Science [355]:[1203] (2017)

An example of a gold foil peeled from single crystal silicon. Reprinted with permission from Naveen Mahenderkar et al., Science [355]:[1203] (2017)

Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold, thanks to researchers at Missouri S&T.

Writing in the March 17 issue of the journal Science, the S&T researchers say they have developed a way to “grow” thin layers of gold on single crystal wafers of silicon, remove the gold foils, and use them as substrates on which to grow other electronic materials. [Read more…]

New Mass Effect game could make or break franchise, researchers say

Screenshot taken from the official Mass Effect 3 website.

The fallout from the poorly received ending of the third video game in the popular series Mass Effect could doom the upcoming release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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S&T students shine in case study competition

Participating students and judges for the BIT competition. Photo from the BIT Facebook page.

Fifteen Missouri University of Science and Technology teams, comprised of 57 students, recently competed in a cybersecurity case study competition for the chance to earn a $1,000 prize and a mentoring session with executives from AT&T Inc., the event’s sponsor.

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Speakers decided for Missouri S&T’s TEDx Talk

Nine speakers will present on topics such as the power of school breakfasts, the importance of a universal technological education, rethinking plants for engineering and community engagement through the arts at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s first TEDx event.

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Engineering a rescue

The night Brian Hunt died, volunteer firefighter Cody McKellips vowed to find a better way for fire and rescue teams to speed up water rescues, particularly as flood waters rise.

McKellips, a junior in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, was working with the Walnut Grove Volunteer Fire Department when storms caused massive flooding in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Hunt became the 14th victim of the flood when his truck was swept off of a Route H bridge into the Pomme de Terre River the day after Christmas in 2016. [Read more…]

S&T researcher tests fly ash for stronger concrete

Missouri S&T professor Mohamed ElGawady, center, and S&T students are studying making concrete with fly ash instead of Portland cement.
Joann Stiritz/Missouri S&T

Portland cement has been around for more than 250 years as the binding material for concrete, mortar and stucco, but a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is studying ways to make concrete without the traditional material.

Dr. Mohamed ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, is testing mixtures of concrete made with fly ash that can be more durable, strong and resilient than concrete using ordinary Portland cement (OPC). [Read more…]

Missouri S&T selects 2017 St. Pat

Front Row (L-R): Mitchell Brady, Coltin Shields, Eli Mitchell, Auguste Cribbs.
2nd Row: Monica Sequerra, Kevin Chasen, Lance Haynes, Cassie Hurley, Maxwell Rose, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, Mike McGinty, Trevor Gehlert. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Maxwell Rose, a junior in petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will portray St. Patrick during the 109th celebration of St. Pat’s in Rolla. Rose is from Winfield, Missouri.

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S&T faculty honored for outstanding teaching in distance education

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented outstanding teaching awards to Missouri S&T faculty engaged in distance education during an awards dinner on March 8, 2017. Faculty were recognized for their outstanding teaching, which is reflected in the quality of instruction, interaction with students and availability.  [Read more…]

Missouri S&T wins grant to help women, minority scientists become entrepreneurs

Missouri University of Science and Technology, in partnership with the University of Louisville and Indiana University, will be helping women and minority faculty, staff and student innovators improve their success in securing money to commercialize their inventions.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant for a pilot program, called AWARE: ACCESS: Building Innovation Capacity through Diversity. The University of Louisville is the lead institution for the grant. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T announces 2017 Honorary St. Pat and Honorary Knights

St. Pat’s honorary knight coronation at Leach Theatre Friday, March 18, 2016. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The St. Pat’s Celebration Committee at Missouri University of Science and Technology has announced Bob Edwards as Honorary St. Pat and parade marshal for the 109th St. Pat’s celebration. The committee also announced the 2017 list of Honorary Knights of St. Patrick. The eight Honorary Knights are Dr. Susan Bowles, Walt Branson, Alisa Green, Dr. Barbara Hale, Oscar Kemp, Dr. Ashok Midha, Dr. Melanie Mormile and Dr. David Russell.

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