Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on June 21, 2022

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 4-5.

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Antarctic earthquake swarm discovery has Missouri S&T connection

Posted by on May 3, 2022

A Missouri S&T postdoctoral fellow is part of an international team of researchers that recently detected a massive series of earthquakes – known as an earthquake swarm – in Antarctica. The research, published last month in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment, indicates that the earthquake swarm was likely the result of a long-dormant […]

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Steel Bridge Team wins fourth consecutive regional competition, will compete at nationals

Posted by on April 28, 2022

The Steel Bridge Design Team from Missouri S&T recently won first place at a regional American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Mid-Continent Student Conference and will now put their bridge engineering and construction skills to the test nationally May 27-28 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

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Particle gel could solve low heat production efficiency for geothermal energy

Posted by on April 18, 2022

Geothermal energy comes from heated water or steam within the earth and provides a renewable source of energy to heat buildings and generate electricity. But many geothermal reservoirs also have an inherent problem – geological fractures that allow water to divert into other areas, cooling the water and the surrounding rock and limiting the efficiency of heat extraction from underground reservoirs. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working on a solution.

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NASA selects S&T for lunar-living project

Posted by on February 23, 2022

Researchers at Missouri S&T will develop mineral extraction techniques for lunar construction as part of a NASA project to make it possible for people to live and work on the moon. NASA will provide up to $2 million over two years to support S&T’s research.

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$300 million gift sparks Kummer Ignition Grants program at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 12, 2022

Twelve Missouri S&T research teams have received inaugural Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation to support their efforts to attract grants from funding organizations. Totaling $365,000, the first 12 Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation projects and principal investigators are:

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81 researchers affiliated with Missouri S&T among top 2% in their fields for career and single-year impact

Posted by on December 30, 2021

CORRECTION: Two Missouri S&T faculty were omitted from the original news release due to misidentification in the database: Dr. Fatih Dogan, professor of ceramic engineering, and Dr. Ulrich D. Jentschura, professor of physics. Their information is now included in the news release below. Sixty-six current and former faculty of Missouri S&T are among the top […]

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Missouri S&T faculty honored for outstanding teaching, experiential learning

Posted by on December 15, 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology celebrated faculty excellence at an awards banquet Dec. 9 on campus. Honorees include:

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S&T helps local teachers integrate hands-on science into classrooms

Posted by on December 1, 2021

Local high school teachers and 4-H leaders may see the area’s streams, lakes, caves and springs differently after undergoing training with geoscientists at Missouri S&T.

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S&T professor gets out of the classroom for a bug’s-eye view

Posted by on November 30, 2021

Dr. David Borrok is a geologist with weighty academic credentials: Gulf Oil Foundation Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Missouri S&T, former chair of the geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering department, and current interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computing. So, what’s his deal with taking close-up photos of bugs?

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