Science & Tech

$300 million gift sparks Kummer Ignition Grants program at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 12, 2022

Twelve Missouri S&T research teams have received inaugural Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation to support their efforts to attract grants from funding organizations. Totaling $365,000, the first 12 Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation projects and principal investigators are:

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Han receives Young Investigator Award for electrospray propulsion research

Posted by on December 15, 2021

Dr. Daoru (Frank) Han, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to support his research on electrospray propulsion systems.

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S&T toxicologist aims to save butterflies

Posted by on December 14, 2021

Dr. Niranjana Krishnan, an assistant research professor in biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, says that certain insecticides are better than others for minimally impacting animal habitats. Krishnan recently published her research on milkweed plant habitats near corn and soybean fields in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

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Missouri S&T researchers introduce new potential for semiconductors from a naturally occurring mineral

Posted by on December 3, 2021

Researchers at Missouri S&T are demonstrating a new two-dimensional material heterostructure – a basic building block for advanced semiconductor devices – that has great potential for future applications in compact sensors and detectors, optical communication, optical integrated circuits and quantum computers.

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A transformative gift for S&T has worldwide benefits

Posted by on November 16, 2021

In October 2020, June and the late Fred Kummer gave a jaw-dropping $300 million to Missouri S&T – the largest gift ever to a public university in our state and one of the largest university gifts in history. The Kummer Institute Foundation will channel the gift into several new buildings and labs, greater community outreach, and new initiatives at Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T research gives ‘brain’ to military robots

Posted by on November 10, 2021

Robots are widely used in commercial applications and military and police operations around the world, but they lack visual perception and threat-recognition because they often operate solely on location sensors. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are using deep learning – a type of machine learning – to develop “leader-follower” robot swarms equipped with cameras that will allow them to visually perceive and learn, recognize threats and analyze options to keep humans safe from harm.

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. student receives NASA graduate research award

Posted by on November 1, 2021

When NASA sends humans to the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years as part of its Artemis Exploration Program, research conducted by Missouri S&T Ph.D. student David Lund will help crew members understand the ways plasma and lunar surface dust interact.

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S&T contributes to infrastructure durability and lifespan through national center

Posted by on October 15, 2021

As America’s infrastructure ages and climate change takes a toll on highways, railroads and bridges, Missouri S&T is researching stronger, longer-lasting materials and innovative technologies as a member of the only national university transportation center focused on improving the durability and extending the lifespan of infrastructure.

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S&T researchers use historical sea-level rise to estimate effects of ice-dam collapse

Posted by on September 30, 2021

How widespread will the effects be as polar ice caps melt in a warming climate and release fresh water into our oceans? An international research group led by Missouri S&T researchers may have found some answers after investigating a lake on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala.

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$423 million in gifts and record fundraising year conclude S&T’s Rolla Rising campaign

Posted by on September 30, 2021

A multiyear fundraising initiative, Rolla Rising: The Campaign for Missouri University of Science and Technology, began in 2016 with a $150 million funding goal and ended June 30, 2021, with a record-breaking $423.4 million in gifts, Joan Nesbitt, vice chancellor of University Advancement at Missouri S&T, announced today (Thursday, Sept. 30).

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