Geological Sciences and Engineering

Missouri S&T graduate engineering programs on the rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Posted by on March 30, 2021

Missouri S&T is again one of the nation’s top-ranked institutions for pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, and several specific degree programs are on the rise, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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Engineering sustainability into the next century and beyond

Posted by on February 23, 2021

For the past 150 years, Missouri S&T (AKA Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and the University of Missouri-Rolla) has produced world-changing engineers. At the intersection of S&T’s 150th anniversary and Engineers Week, we’re looking ahead at how engineering can lead the way for the next 150 years.

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Engineers unleash the potential of our future

Posted by on February 22, 2021

NASA recently achieved an engineering milestone when the Mars Perverance rover landed safely and began beaming pictures and audio back to Earth. NASA also recently discovered water on the moon, a major step toward long-term exploration and colonization.

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Missouri S&T 150th events a part of statewide Bicentennial Alliance

Posted by on February 2, 2021

Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary celebration is joining the state of Missouri’s Bicentennial Alliance to host a lecture series on the history and culture of the region.

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

Posted by on January 12, 2021

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics, has been named as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T. Oboh-Ikuenobe has served in the position as interim for the past year.

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Partnership with Audubon Society brings new opportunities for S&T students

Posted by on December 8, 2020

Students at Missouri S&T have new opportunities to prepare for future careers thanks to a partnership between Missouri S&T and the Ozark Rivers Chapter of the National Audubon Society. The Audubon Society is allowing researchers at the university to install 11 groundwater monitoring wells at the Audubon Trails Nature Center in Rolla.

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Researchers apply machine learning to study fossil pollen

Posted by on November 16, 2020

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics at Missouri S&T, has joined colleagues from other universities to develop a new, more efficient method of identifying fossilized pollen that combines high-resolution imaging techniques with a form of artificial intelligence known as machine learning. They aim to improve the accuracy of fossil pollen identification and discover links to modern plants.

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Marek Locmelis: geosciences rock star

Posted by on October 13, 2020

What do flood-water contamination, mineable platinum deposits and the trigger for human life on Earth have in common? Answer: Marek Locmelis, Missouri S&T geosciences researcher.

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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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