Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Missouri S&T geohazards expert wins Schuster Medal

Posted by on November 9, 2022

Dr. J. David Rogers’ expertise and teaching in geohazards such as landslides, floods and earthquakes has gained an international reputation and garnered several awards. Most recently, Rogers received the Schuster Medal from the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). The award is named for CGS and AEG member Dr. Robert Schuster, whose career was related primarily to geohazards.

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Thrills and frills for Missouri S&T student with dinosaur find

Posted by on September 20, 2022

Field school was ending in 20 minutes when Emma Puetz, a junior in geology at Missouri S&T, hiked into the Montana canyons to hunt fossils one last time. That’s when she made the discovery of a lifetime.

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Gao named interim chair of computer science

Posted by on August 25, 2022

Dr. Stephen Gao, professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering (GGPE), has accepted the role of interim computer science department chair. He will begin his new role Sept. 1.

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Missouri S&T makes list of “degrees of the future” for energy engineering

Posted by on August 14, 2022

Missouri S&T is one of 15 U.S. universities chosen by the science and technology website Gizmodo as schools that offer the best energy engineering programs in a recent “degrees of the future” report. “One of the most critical problems humans currently have is how to generate power efficiently,” Gizmodo’s editors wrote in the report, which […]

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. graduate wins $70,000 Laegeler Fellowship for solar farm protection research

Posted by on July 21, 2022

Research into new designs to help solar panels withstand severe weather threats landed a $70,000 fellowship for Yi Zhao, who earned a Ph.D. from Missouri S&T this spring. The Laegeler Sustainable Energy Fellowship – from Concept to Reality was created by two Missouri S&T graduates and will provide a stipend and benefits for Zhao to conduct postdoctoral research at S&T.

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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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