Missouri University of Science and Technology

U.S. Air Force commander to present leadership strategies for uncertain times in Missouri S&T webinar

Posted by on April 30, 2020

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney, chief of staff of Air Mobility Command (AMC), will present a live webinar titled “Leadership in Turbulent Times” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 8. The virtual event, hosted by Missouri S&T, is open to the campus community and the general public.

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Missouri S&T researcher wins Google Faculty Research Award

Posted by on April 28, 2020

As electronic devices become more complex, the printed circuit boards (PCBs) they use need more components, including capacitors that prevent voltage fluctuations. Researchers say there is a gap between the theoretical understanding of the physics of designing and placing the capacitors and how to leverage that understanding to create the real product. That gap is the focus of research by Dr. Chulsoon Hwang of Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Google has recognized his work with a highly competitive Faculty Research Award.

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Missouri S&T student teams to compete in regional entrepreneur competition finals

Posted by on April 27, 2020

Two teams of students from Missouri S&T will compete in the final rounds of the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge 2020, a University of Missouri-Kansas City business plan and pitch competition open to university students in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.

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Missouri S&T professor wins prestigious Taylor Research Medal in manufacturing

Posted by on April 22, 2020

Dr. Frank Liou, the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor and director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri S&T, has won the 2020 Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). The award honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles and operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes. Liou’s research in hybrid additive manufacturing and advanced materials and the industrial impact of the research were the basis for the award, according to SME.

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Missouri S&T student earns second in entrepreneurship competition

Posted by on April 17, 2020

Vanessa Mahan, a senior in biological sciences at Missouri S&T from Kansas City, Missouri, has earned second place in a virtual “shark tank” style competition through the University of Missouri System’s Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) program.

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Missouri S&T residence halls to serve as Phelps Health living space

Posted by on April 13, 2020

Missouri S&T will convert two of its student residence halls into temporary housing for Phelps Health medical staff who work with coronavirus patients. The university’s Residential Commons 1 and 2, two suite-style residential life complexes, will provide a home away from home for the medical personnel. Due to the possibility of exposure to the virus, […]

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Former astronaut to address ‘new normal’ in Missouri S&T virtual presentation

Posted by on April 10, 2020

Dr. Sandra Magnus, former Atlantis astronaut, will present a webinar titled “Mission Possible: Adapting to New Norms” at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17. The virtual event, hosted by Missouri S&T, is open to the campus community and the general public.

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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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