Month: November 2021

S&T professor gets out of the classroom for a bug’s-eye view

Posted by on November 30, 2021

Dr. David Borrok is a geologist with weighty academic credentials: Gulf Oil Foundation Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Missouri S&T, former chair of the geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering department, and current interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computing. So, what’s his deal with taking close-up photos of bugs?

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Learn about the psychological and biological impact of COVID at panel discussion

Posted by on November 22, 2021

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted almost every person and changed the way many view the world. In an interdisciplinary panel discussion this November, three faculty from Missouri S&T will explore the challenges that society faces related to the spread of the virus.

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Missouri S&T cadet named Air Force ROTC All-American 2021

Posted by on November 18, 2021

Ean Buffington, an aerospace engineering major from Jackson, Missouri, has been named the Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American for 2021. Buffington, a cadet in S&T’s Air Force ROTC program, was chosen from more than 300 others who were nominated by ROTC programs across the country. He receives $6,500 scholarship, and his S&T detachment receives $5,000.

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Curators approve Missouri Protoplex, Arrival District projects

Posted by on November 18, 2021

Missouri S&T’s plans to strengthen the state’s advanced manufacturing sector, create a more welcoming entry to campus, and provide space for student innovation and experimentation moved forward today (Thursday, Nov. 18) with the approval of four projects by the University of Missouri Board of Curators. The curators, meeting on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, […]

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Missouri S&T choirs and symphony orchestra to perform new cantata Dec. 5

Posted by on November 17, 2021

Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present the world premiere of “Da Vinci at the River,” a newly commissioned cantata for orchestra, choir, and solo base, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. The cantata was written to commemorate S&T’s 150th anniversary and funded in part by one of several mini-grants for the year-long celebration

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A transformative gift for S&T has worldwide benefits

Posted by on November 16, 2021

In October 2020, June and the late Fred Kummer gave a jaw-dropping $300 million to Missouri S&T – the largest gift ever to a public university in our state and one of the largest university gifts in history. The Kummer Institute Foundation will channel the gift into several new buildings and labs, greater community outreach, and new initiatives at Missouri S&T.

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Planning the resilient energy infrastructure of the future

Posted by on November 16, 2021

From dramatic temperature shifts to hurricanes to cyber-attacks, the nation’s energy infrastructure has struggled to meet demand while adjusting to unplanned consequences from the natural and manmade extreme event landscape.

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‘Christmas in Killarney’ to offer holiday celebration the Irish way

Posted by on November 16, 2021

The national touring production of “Christmas in Killarney” will be performed at Missouri University of Science and Technology this December as part of S&T’s 2021-22 Campus Performing Arts Series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.

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Adapting, working hard and growing along the way

Posted by on November 10, 2021

While driving to Rolla to visit Missouri S&T, Ean Buffington, now 22, received an email notifying him that he’d received a national Air Force ROTC scholarship covering all tuition plus a stipend for books and living expenses. Last month, four years after that campus visit, Buffington was named one of 15 finalists for the ROTC All-Americans for 2021.

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Missouri S&T research gives ‘brain’ to military robots

Posted by on November 10, 2021

Robots are widely used in commercial applications and military and police operations around the world, but they lack visual perception and threat-recognition because they often operate solely on location sensors. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are using deep learning – a type of machine learning – to develop “leader-follower” robot swarms equipped with cameras that will allow them to visually perceive and learn, recognize threats and analyze options to keep humans safe from harm.

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