Missouri S&T

Keeping S&T clean

Posted by on September 30, 2020

This article is part of a series about Missouri S&T’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s 4 a.m. on a Monday and custodians throughout S&T’s academic buildings are clocking in to begin their shifts while most of us are still sleeping. Custodians like Gene Morton and Billy Whitaker in Bertelsmeyer Hall begin their workday this early to prepare classrooms and offices before students, faculty and staff arrive.

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Researchers use amino acids to grow high-performance copper thin films

Posted by on September 29, 2020

For the first time, researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology have shown that highly ordered copper thin films can be crystallized directly on a one molecule-thick layer of organic material rather than on the inorganic substrates that have been used for years.

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Fall enrollment at Missouri S&T more than 7,600, applications up for 2021

Posted by on September 25, 2020

The fall 2020 enrollment at Missouri S&T, officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, is 7,645. This is a 5.6% decrease over last year’s fall enrollment of 8,096. However, applications for the 2021 school year are up more than 21.4% over this time last year, which could indicate an increase in enrollment […]

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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 wins grant for high-resolution 4-D X-ray CT scanner

Posted by on September 23, 2020

By this time next year, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology who study the properties of various types of materials will have a highly sophisticated scanning tool available to help them, thanks to a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation. The $918,397 NSF grant will help fund the purchase […]

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Missouri S&T earns high rankings for return on investment

Posted by on September 11, 2020

Missouri S&T recently earned top rankings from two organizations that focus on students’ return on their investment in a college education. Financial planning website Smart Asset ranked Missouri S&T No. 1 for best value in the state of Missouri, beating out Washington University at No. 2 and Saint Louis University at No. 3. Smart Asset […]

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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 test emergency alert system

Posted by on September 3, 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology will conduct a test of its emergency mass notification system at noon Wednesday, Sept. 9. The test will include a text message to students and employees that reads, “This is a test of the Missouri S&T emergency mass notification system. This is only a test.” The test will also […]

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Humanities scholar shares cultural knowledge with Missouri S&T and Rolla community

Posted by on August 31, 2020

From analyzing the role of women in American space culture, to enlightening inquiring minds on the historical significance of pandemics, Dr. Marie Lathers is ready to share her more than 35 years of interdisciplinary humanities studies with students and faculty of Missouri S&T and with the Rolla community.

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Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on August 27, 2020

As classes begin this week, Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty this school year with expertise ranging from big data in precision medicine to 19th-century French literature. Julia Alexander,assistant teaching professor in teacher education and certification, worked in elementary and middle school education for 11 years. She holds a master’s degree in education with an emphasis […]

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