Missouri University of Science and Technology

Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics – to create a new, ultrasensitive DNA biosensor. The new sensor could potentially detect DNA-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer and genetic disorders, as well as monitor patient responses to therapies.

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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 at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

Posted by on April 6, 2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the disease have changed. The researchers are designing machine learning and natural language processing techniques for the study. They say the project is distinctive in that it measures topics of concern, subjectivity, social distancing and public sentiment rather than predicting the spread of infection.

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Missouri S&T postpones spring commencement

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Missouri S&T will postpone its spring commencement ceremonies to a date to be determined, Chancellor Mo Dehghani announced today (Thursday, April 2). “The growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are simply too great to ignore, and we all must protect the most vulnerable members of our Missouri S&T community,” Dehghani said in an email […]

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Successful transition to online-only courses for S&T faculty and students

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Students and faculty at Missouri S&T are back from spring break and back to meeting virtually after COVID-19 effectively shut down classrooms on the Rolla campus and at the other University of Missouri System universities. The transition to online education has gone fairly smoothly, according to faculty and students.

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Researchers developing coronavirus detection system to screen travelers

Posted by on March 16, 2020

Researchers at Missouri S&T are developing an airborne-biohazard system that could help screeners spot air travelers with lung diseases due to coronavirus and other viruses. Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning to build a robust system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards as travelers pass through TSA security checkpoints.

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Researchers awarded $2.2 million grant to develop sensors for steelmaking

Posted by on March 13, 2020

Steelmaking involves the handling of corrosive metal and oxide fluids at extremely high temperatures – about 1,600 degrees Celsius, which is several hundred degrees hotter than fresh lava from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii. Measuring the temperature, chemistry and fluid flow of molten steel under these conditions in real time is important to enable rapid responses to the changes in the steel during its production, according to researchers. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Missouri S&T part of a $2.2 million grant to develop new, more efficient ways to measure temperature, flow and chemistry during steelmaking to cut costs and improve worker safety.

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Missouri S&T professor named AGC Outstanding Educator

Posted by on March 12, 2020

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) awarded its 2020 Outstanding Educator Award to Dr. Eric Showalter, a professor of civil engineering at Missouri S&T, at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Each year, AGC recognizes an educator who makes a significant mark in the field of construction education.

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Missouri S&T professor’s work honored by American Society of Civil Engineers

Posted by on March 11, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers has recognized Dr. Islam El-adaway, the Hurst/McCarthy Professor at Missouri S&T, and his team with the 2020 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for significant contributions to construction engineering.

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More broadband research needed for Missouri’s rural areas, says Missouri S&T expert

Posted by on March 9, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will invest $176 million over 10 years to connect Missourians in rural areas to high-speed internet. But with more than 1 million residents who need access, systems expert Dr. Casey Canfield says bridging the digital divide will also take an investment in broadband research. “Analytical research can help decision-makers make […]

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