College of Engineering and Computing

Plant detective: Missouri S&T professor studies plants as “bio-sentinels” of indoor pollution

Posted by on November 8, 2018

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Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back that’s seen better days since the next-door neighbors put their home on the market. They brighten our lawns, increase our property values, even boost our mental and physical health by reducing carbon dioxide levels.
For Dr. Joel Burken, such plants are far more valuable than as mere window dressing. The Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is an expert in phytoforensics, the process of using plants to study human exposure to pollutants.

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Missouri S&T honors four faculty for teaching, research excellence

Posted by on October 25, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is honoring four faculty members for their research prowess, classroom service and teaching excellence.

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‘Paleo Joe’ to talk about dinosaurs on S&T campus, at Rolla Public Library

Posted by on October 17, 2018

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Award-winning paleontologist Joseph J. Kchodl, better known as “Paleo Joe,” will discuss “Digging for Dinosaurs in Utah” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the Missouri S&T campus. The talk will be held in Planje Auditorium (Room 204) of McNutt Hall and is open to the public.

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Improving the performance of recycled materials in roads

Posted by on October 17, 2018

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In the future, our highways and neighborhood streets could be paved with shredded car tires, discarded roof shingles and even old roads ground-up into gravel. The idea of recycling materials is not new in pavement technology, but recycled road performance and cost are often prohibitive.

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Academy of Miner Athletics inducts new members

Posted by on October 15, 2018

Three former student-athletes from Missouri S&T were inducted into the Academy of Miner Athletics during a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 12, in the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

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Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers inducts new members

Posted by on October 15, 2018

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Eight professionals with ties to Missouri S&T were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers at a dinner and induction ceremony held at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus on Oct. 11.

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Alumnus honored by S&T computer science academy

Posted by on October 15, 2018

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John M. Brown of St. Louis, a graduate of Missouri S&T with ties to the computer science department, was inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Computer Science during the group’s banquet and induction ceremony, held Oct. 11 at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla.

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Missouri S&T researchers win multimillion dollar grant to build fast-charging stations for electric cars

Posted by on October 9, 2018

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Researchers from Missouri S&T and three private companies will combine their expertise to create charging stations for electric vehicles that could charge a car in less than 10 minutes – matching the time it takes to fill up a conventional vehicle with gasoline.

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’60s S&T rock band reunites for golden performance

Posted by on October 8, 2018

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When students on the Missouri S&T campus in the 1960s weren’t listening to class lectures or lab recitations, their thoughts turned to music, and part of their soundtrack came from a student band called the Jaguars.

Formed in 1964, the Jaguars were a group of students from S&T, Rolla High School and Dixon High School. After winning the “Campus Talent 1966” competition the group went on to provide party music for a decade’s worth of Miners.

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Missouri S&T to break ground on Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory

Posted by on October 8, 2018

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Construction of a new $6.5 million lab that is expected to strengthen Missouri University of Science and Technology’s position as a national leader in addressing the challenges of aging public infrastructure officially begins Friday with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

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