Research

Missouri S&T Ph.D. candidate wins $70,000 Laegeler Fellowship for renewable energy research

Posted by on June 17, 2021

Research involving drones mounted with thermal and hyperspectral cameras to inspect solar panels for damage has won a $70,000 fellowship for Xinzhe Yuan, who will complete his Ph.D. at Missouri University of Science and Technology later this year. The Laegeler Sustainable Energy Fellowship – from Concept to Reality, created by two Missouri S&T graduates, will provide a stipend and benefits for Yuan to conduct postdoctoral research at S&T.

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S&T math professors publish two new books

Posted by on May 17, 2021

Two researchers from Missouri S&T have recently published new books focusing on advanced topics in mathematics.

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The ethics of investing in new infrastructure in the United States

Posted by on May 14, 2021

President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure over the next decade comes as encouraging news to groups such as the American Society of Civil Engineers. But with every infrastructure plan comes a host of potential ethical issues that national, state and local leaders need to consider: gentrification, the potential effects of change in climate, impacts on local culture and the availability of affordable housing, to name a few.

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S&T researcher’s new book reimagines philosophy ‘basics’

Posted by on May 13, 2021

A new book written by a Missouri S&T researcher aims to better introduce students to philosophical ideas and concepts by reimagining what introductory material is presented in a beginner philosophy course.

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CAREER Award funds research on earthquake history

Posted by on May 11, 2021

A researcher at Missouri S&T has won the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research into the history of earthquakes along the North American-Caribbean tectonic plate boundary, which runs through the Caribbean Sea from Haiti to the Guatemala-Mexico border. The research will provide new insights for elementary and middle school students and will help scientists better understand how and when earthquakes occur in the region.

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Steelmaking research saves energy, reduces costs with fiber optics

Posted by on May 7, 2021

About 70% of steel production in the United States uses the electric arc furnace (EAF) process to melt scrap and virgin iron to create steel in a much more energy-efficient process than smelting from ore. But EAF steelmaking efficiency is dependent on many factors, and researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to save energy and costs related to EAF steel production by using fiber optic sensors.

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Missouri S&T researcher studying human-robot interaction wins NSF CAREER award

Posted by on May 4, 2021

Research to understand how humans and robots communicate and interpret each other’s intentions has resulted in a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for Dr. Yun Seong Song, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T. The five-year, $538,876 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will support Song’s research to advance physical human-robot interaction.

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Putting electric vehicle charging stations on the map

Posted by on April 26, 2021

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a small but growing segment of the automobile market as consumers look for alternatives to fossil fuel use. But how can you charge an EV overnight if you don’t have a garage where you can plug it in? Researchers at Missouri S&T used machine learning to help Kansas City planners prepare to expand the availability of EV charging stations in neighborhoods where many apartment dwellers lack places to charge their cars.

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Missouri S&T broadband research wins national contract

Posted by on March 30, 2021

At least 17 million residents of the United States lack access to high-speed internet, impeding their ability to use online education, telemedicine and remote work. Missouri S&T is leading a team of experts working to solve the challenge, and now their work is supported by a one-year, $300,000 grant award as part of U.S. Ignite’s Project OVERCOME.

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History professor writes new ‘history of the losers’ of the Protestant Reformation

Posted by on March 24, 2021

A Missouri S&T history professor has written a new book about the history of the Protestant Reformation, using new digital tools to find patterns in centuries-old letters.

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