Geological Sciences and Engineering

Research links sinking land to regions of high groundwater demand

Posted by on September 24, 2020

Excessive pumping from underground aquifers can cause the surrounding land to sink and lead to damage to streets, bridges and other infrastructure, reduced groundwater storage, and contaminated drinking water, according to researchers at Missouri S&T. They are using a form of artificial intelligence known as machine learning to map the sinking – called land subsidence – to help water policy officials make informed decisions.

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Missouri S&T prepares engineers for a future in space mining

Posted by on September 9, 2020

The moon, other planets – even asteroids – may hold promise as future sources of resources such as water, hydrogen, methane, and base and precious metals. Researchers at Missouri S&T hold a wealth of expertise in natural resource exploration and extraction as well as in critical and strategic minerals, so the university stands at the forefront of space resource exploration.

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Missouri S&T alumnus earns DOE fellowship

Posted by on July 10, 2020

David Brian Rogers, a 2019 geological engineering graduate from Missouri S&T, has recently earned a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF).

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Missouri S&T interim associate dean elected fellow of paleontological society

Posted by on June 3, 2020

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe has been elected as a fellow of The Paleontological Society in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of paleontology. Oboh-Ikuenobe is interim associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T. She is also a professor and past interim chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering.

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College of Engineering and Computing honors graduate students

Posted by on May 28, 2020

Seven Ph.D. students at Missouri S&T received dean’s honors on Thursday, May 28, from the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) in recognition of their scholarly contributions and teaching excellence in their field. The honorees represent five departments within the college.

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe named interim associate dean at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 9, 2020

The new year brings a new associate dean for academic affairs to the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T. After five years, Dr. John Myers, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, is stepping away from the post. Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics, will become interim associate dean.

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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Posted by on November 14, 2019

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to […]

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Analyzing past earthquakes may be key to predicting future activity

Posted by on August 8, 2019

With the recent earthquakes in early July in southern California, one being a 6.4 magnitude and another a 7.1 magnitude, it is more important than ever to be able to accurately predict when and where the next one will occur. A researcher at Missouri S&T is working to do just that by studying past seismic waves produced by earthquakes.

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Missouri S&T research uncovers possible trigger for beginnings of life on Earth as we know it

Posted by on July 9, 2019

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred. Now, however, […]

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