Missouri S&T

Documenting COVID-19’s changes to working and learning

Posted by on February 26, 2021

Over the past year, how people conduct business and learn have changed drastically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Keng Siau, chair of Missouri S&T’s business and information technology department (BIT), has co-authored four papers detailing the transformations to business and education systems in the last year.

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Research promotes ‘doubly green’ renewable energy captured from biowaste

Posted by on February 26, 2021

Cities around the United States could use their own biowaste from food scraps or manure to produce renewable energy for vehicles, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T. The proposed operation uses renewable natural gas (RNG) from biowaste and renewable hydrogen (RH2) from surplus electricity generated by solar or wind energy as a vehicle fuel for onboard transportation.

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S&T researchers in the mix to develop new super-hard materials to stir steel

Posted by on February 25, 2021

Three researchers from Missouri S&T are part of a nationwide collaboration to synthesize inexpensive materials hard enough to literally stir two pieces of steel together and create some of the hardest materials ever produced. With funding from a five-year, $7.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) competition, the […]

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Missouri S&T biosciences fighting COVID-19

Posted by on February 24, 2021

Missouri S&T students who studied biosciences have been on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the last year and others are seeing secondary patient effects every day in their health care fields. They discuss some of the toughest and most rewarding parts of their jobs and offer their best advice for the public. […]

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Engineering sustainability into the next century and beyond

Posted by on February 23, 2021

For the past 150 years, Missouri S&T (AKA Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and the University of Missouri-Rolla) has produced world-changing engineers. At the intersection of S&T’s 150th anniversary and Engineers Week, we’re looking ahead at how engineering can lead the way for the next 150 years.

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Engineers unleash the potential of our future

Posted by on February 22, 2021

NASA recently achieved an engineering milestone when the Mars Perverance rover landed safely and began beaming pictures and audio back to Earth. NASA also recently discovered water on the moon, a major step toward long-term exploration and colonization.

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Missouri S&T to offer in-person commencement this spring

Posted by on February 22, 2021

Missouri S&T plans to offer in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates. The ceremonies are scheduled for May 14-15 to honor Missouri S&T graduates while following COVID-19 safety guidelines. The university will also hold a virtual the ceremony for those who are unable to attend. “Commencement is an important rite of passage for graduating students, […]

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Philosophy of the STEM student

Posted by on February 22, 2021

Missouri S&T is known as a top-notch STEM research university. A vital component of that high-quality education is helping tomorrow’s engineers, city planners, computer scientists and others understand the ramifications of their work. Courses and research in philosophy help students think beyond their designs to see their impact on the people around them.

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New, state-of-the-art equipment expands opportunities for research

Posted by on February 5, 2021

Researchers in materials science, chemistry, physics, biomedicine and other disciplines will have expanded capabilities with the addition of $6 million in the latest equipment at Missouri S&T. The equipment is available for researchers across the University of Missouri System, which includes S&T and the campuses in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, as well as external users from companies and other institutions.

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Missouri S&T to offer new STEM-focused degrees in water sustainability, teacher education

Posted by on February 4, 2021

Missouri S&T plans to address growing demands for careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through two new degree programs – one at the undergraduate level for teachers and one at the graduate level for scientists and engineers.

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