Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T joins LIGO and Virgo’s newest research on neutron star smash-ups

Posted by on May 2, 2019

This spring semester, Missouri S&T became the state’s only institution to join the worldwide LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration (LSC) of researchers committed to detecting cosmic gravitational waves. This research explores the fundamental physics of gravity using the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool for astronomical discovery.

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Increasing ‘grit’ personality trait is possible, predicting college students’ improved academic success

Posted by on April 26, 2019

Current psychological studies suggest that the personality trait of “grit,” or strength of character, is a better predictor of academic success among college students than more commonly used measures such as a standardized test scores and demographic indicators.

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Beth Kania-Gosche named chair of teacher education and certification at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche, formerly the associate dean of the School of Education and professor of education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, has been named founding chair of the department of teacher education and certification at Missouri S&T. Her appointment begins July 1.

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Missouri S&T grad helps capture first-ever image of a black hole

Posted by on April 11, 2019

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For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a black hole, and a Missouri S&T graduate played an important role. Dr. Frederick K. Baganoff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, is among the collaborators on the international Event Horizon Telescope project to produce the first direct images of a black hole. Baganoff earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Missouri S&T in 1985.

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Researchers discover an economical way to produce high-performance thin films for electronics

Posted by on April 11, 2019

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or “epitaxial” films, used in the manufacture of semiconductors for flexible electronics, LEDs and solar cells.

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S&T teacher education student and Rolla Middle School teacher selected for Space Symposium

Posted by on April 5, 2019

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The Space Foundation chose a Missouri University of Science and Technology education student and her mentor teacher at Rolla Middle School to attend the 35th Space Symposium this month. They will serve as teacher liaisons at the symposium April 8-11 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Physics researchers discover new approach to control the spread of light

Posted by on March 4, 2019

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Physics researchers have discovered a new way to control light — one that produces a concentrated, optically energetic laser beam when transmitted through diffuse media such as fog, biological tissue or white paint — rather than the typical weaker light with a lateral spread.

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Missouri S&T joins LIGO Scientific Collaboration and world-class astrophysics research

Posted by on February 26, 2019

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This spring semester, Missouri S&T became the state’s only institution to join the worldwide LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration (LSC) of researchers committed to detecting cosmic gravitational waves.

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Missouri S&T invites the public to Smithsonian-sponsored exhibit on infectious disease outbreaks

Posted by on February 22, 2019

Missouri S&T’s biological sciences department will host a public exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” from Friday, March 1 until Sunday, March 17 at The Centre recreational complex at 1200 Holloway St. in Rolla. The exhibit will be available for viewing during The Centre’s regular hours of operation.

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Missouri S&T I-Corps program to offer entrepreneurship training throughout the state

Posted by on February 11, 2019

Missouri S&T’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program is offering free workshops in Rolla, Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, to help entrepreneurs learn how to bring their technology-based ideas and products to market.

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