Geological 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 to offer online training on mining regulatory standards

Posted by on June 25, 2020

This fall, Missouri S&T will offer online professional development to assist geoscientists and mining, geological, metallurgical, and other engineers to comply with recent updated ethics and regulatory standards set by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

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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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S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy awards scholarships

Posted by on May 6, 2020

Seven senior students from Missouri University of Science and Technology received scholarship awards from the Academy of Mines and Metallurgy this spring. 

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Missouri S&T professor wins prestigious CAREER Award

Posted by on April 7, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized Dr. Marek Locmelis, assistant professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards. The five-year, $550,000 award will support Locmelis’ research into economically important metals such as […]

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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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