Geological Sciences and Engineering

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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Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on March 22, 2019

Undergraduate students from Missouri S&T will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to state legislators on Thursday, April 4.

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Missouri S&T to host geotechnical engineering forum in St. Louis

Posted by on March 15, 2019

Civil and environmental engineering experts are the featured speakers when Missouri S&T hosts the 2019 GeoMo symposium May 10.

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U.S. News ranks 15 S&T programs among top online graduate offerings

Posted by on January 15, 2019

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Students interested in pursuing a master’s degree online have 15 nationally ranked programs to choose from at Missouri University of Science and Technology. U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs rankings, released today (Tuesday, Jan. 15), include Missouri S&T’s online MBA program, 12 online graduate programs in engineering, and programs that are highly ranked in U.S. News’ non-MBA business and computer information technology categories.

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S&T receives largest gift in its history with in-kind contribution of seismic data

Posted by on July 3, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology has received the largest gift in its history: an in-kind donation of proprietary seismic data valued at $6.5 million from Calico Jack Holdings LLC and Zion Energy LLC, both Houston-based oil and gas exploration companies. The data, which has been donated to S&T’s geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering department, is a 3-D geologic and seismic survey of 85 square miles along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Missouri S&T geologist named AAAS Fellow

Posted by on November 20, 2017

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe of Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the advancement of palynology ─ the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores ─ and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists. This year’s nearly 400 AAAS fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24. New fellows will be also be recognized during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

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Missouri S&T geologist leads $2.1M National Science Foundation research effort to study Earth’s greatest mass extinction

Posted by on September 18, 2017

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Missouri S&T geologist Dr. Wan Yang has devoted his academic career to unlocking the mysteries of the Permian mass extinction more than 250 million years ago. That geological odyssey now finds him leading an 11-institution consortium that’s been collectively awarded a $2.1 million National Science Foundation research grant.

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Study abroad program sends Missouri S&T student from Cape Girardeau to Malaysia

Posted by on September 11, 2017

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With students from over 60 countries, international alliances at Missouri University of Science and Technology run deep. One such international exchange more than 25 years ago is paying dividends for a new generation of undergraduates at Missouri S&T.

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Louisiana scholar named chair of geosciences, geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 6, 2017

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Dr. David Borrok, a professor of geosciences and director of the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has been named chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The appointment takes effect August 1.

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