Research

Missouri S&T appoints new associate dean

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, will become associate dean for research and external relations in Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) effective July 1, 2019. She has served in this role as an interim since July 1, 2018.

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Researchers capture microscopic manufacturing flaws via high-speed X-ray movies

Posted by on June 14, 2019

Microscopic defects that occur in laser-based manufacturing of metal parts can lead to big problems if undetected, and the process of fixing these flaws can increase the time and cost of high-tech manufacturing. But new research into the cause of these flaws could lead to a remedy. Researchers from Missouri S&T, Argonne National Laboratory and […]

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Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage

Posted by on May 24, 2019

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by Wednesday night’s tornado outbreak. Yan, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T, and three of her Ph.D. students visited the state capitol to assess the […]

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Sensor-embedded ‘smart’ helmets could detect TBIs

Posted by on May 23, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are unfortunate occurrences during military training and deployment. Because mild TBIs can be experienced without presenting obvious signs of head trauma or facial lacerations, they are the most difficult type to diagnose at the time of the injury and patients themselves may perceive the impact as mild or harmless. TBIs are cumulative, so treating a patient within the “golden hour” – the first 60 minutes after being injured – is crucial for improved long-term recovery.

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Robin Verble: In the right place at the right time

Posted by on May 22, 2019

Tracking the state of the ecosystem by studying its forests, fires and insect population makes Robin Verble tick, and she uses her findings to help advance healthy and sustainable management of natural areas. Verble joined Missouri S&T in summer 2018 as founding director of its Ozark Research Field Station and associate professor of biological sciences. […]

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Students use a driving simulator to test roadway design before construction

Posted by on May 14, 2019

Two undergraduate students at Missouri S&T used a driving simulator to help a civil engineering firm evaluate a new roadway design for the $18.6 million Route 160 widening project from Springfield to Willard, Missouri. David Doell, a senior from Eureka, Missouri, who graduates this week with a degree in engineering management, and Matt DeMoss, an […]

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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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Researchers predict sinking land due to groundwater extraction

Posted by on April 12, 2019

A Missouri S&T researcher, working with colleagues at Stanford University, has developed a new model that could help water managers map precisely where groundwater recharge is most needed to replenish aquifers in California’s Central Valley, the state’s most productive farming region.

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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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