Geological Sciences and Engineering

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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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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