Science & Tech

Fighting fire dispatcher burnout

Posted by on January 24, 2024

Emergency response dispatchers are the first people who receive calls about active fires. These workers need to quickly make decisions, send responses and coordinate logistics. But the job doesn’t end there for wildfires, because there may be a need for air tankers and helicopters, and then the dispatchers will need to relay ground information, such as wind direction, to the firefighters on the scene.

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The year in research – stories worth revisiting 

Posted by on December 19, 2023

From improving glaucoma treatment to mining the minerals needed for our daily lives, Missouri S&T researchers are coming up with innovative ways to tackle challenges. Here’s a look back at 10 research topics of 2023 that demonstrate the variety and depth of research at S&T.

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87 researchers affiliated with Missouri S&T among top 2% cited scientists in their fields for career or single-year impact

Posted by on November 3, 2023

A total of 58 current and former faculty of Missouri S&T are among the top researchers in their field as measured by their career research records, and 72 current or former Missouri S&T researchers were among the best in their fields in 2022, according to a recent analysis of standardized citation indicators of the Elsevier Data Repository published by Stanford University.

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Is secondhand smoke from vapes less toxic than from traditional cigarettes?

Posted by on October 23, 2023

According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey in 2020, 33.8% of U.S. middle and high school students report that they have been exposed to secondhand e-cigarette aerosols in indoor spaces. But little is known about how inhaling the heated metals, flavorings and other chemicals in the electronic cigarettes affect health.

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S&T researchers earn $3 million grant to improve sustainable jet fuels

Posted by on September 12, 2023

Missouri S&T researchers have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to further study the effects of sustainable aviation fuels on the environment. S&T received a similar grant of over $2 million in 2022 to begin the research.

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Missouri S&T celebrates membership in Public Interest Technology University Network

Posted by on August 23, 2023

The Center for Science, Technology and Society (CSTS) will celebrate S&T’s recent membership in the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) with a launch party Friday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Collaboratory, which is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the S&T campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Missouri S&T physicist-led team finds new behavior of light

Posted by on June 15, 2023

A research collaboration led by a Missouri S&T physicist has used a new computational process that increases the speed and scale of numerical simulations to observe a previously theorized emerging behavior of light. Despite over 40 years of research, it had remained unknown whether the phenomenon called Anderson localization could take place for the electromagnetic waves.

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S&T student team creates spinach-based skin graft

Posted by on May 10, 2023

A team of three undergraduate students from Missouri S&T recently won a $15,000 first place award at the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge in Kansas City for their project titled “Foliagraft.” Foliagraft is a new way to use spinach leaves and stem cells to help burn patients and others with wounds and conditions that require a skin graft.

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Catherine Johnson is Missouri S&T’s 2023 Woman of the Year

Posted by on April 12, 2023

Missouri S&T honored Dr. Catherine Johnson, the Robert H. Quenon Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, as the 2023 Woman of the Year today (Wednesday, April 12) during a reception at Hasselmann Alumni House. 

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Missouri S&T students exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on April 6, 2023

Thirteen undergraduate students from Missouri University of Science and Technology traveled to Jefferson City, Missouri on Thursday, April 6, to participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.

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