Tag: chemistry

Labs don’t stop for pandemics

Posted by on March 29, 2021

When students returned to classes in the fall 2020, many courses moved to hybrid and remote learning due to social distancing requirements. For hands-on laboratory courses, this posed a question that the chemistry faculty were ready to answer after quickly developing ways to offer labs to all. 

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Newly discovered material may ease wear and tear on extraterrestrial vehicles

Posted by on March 11, 2021

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover continues to explore the surface of Mars, scientists on Earth have developed a new nanoscale metal carbide that could act as a “superlubricant” to reduce wear and tear on future rovers. Researchers in Missouri S&T’s chemistry department and Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, working with a class of […]

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Biomedical engineers develop ‘smart’ sensor bandages

Posted by on February 4, 2021

In a time of COVID-19 restrictions and minimal travel, many people are turning to virtual doctor appointments and consultations as a safer alternative to in-person doctor visits. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working to make this new wave of telemedicine more successful by creating an oxygen-sensing patch printed on a flexible, disposable bandage that can interact with a smartphone. This smart bandage could enable remote monitoring for the early detection of illnesses such as pressure ulcers, allowing for immediate treatment or intervention.

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20 significant research stories of 2020

Posted by on December 9, 2020

There’s a lot about 2020 that many of us would rather forget. Despite the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri S&T researchers advanced the frontiers of technical, scientific and scholarly discovery in many ways in 2020. Here are 20 examples. Combating COVID-19 The global pandemic led researchers everywhere to seek ways to detect the […]

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Missouri S&T renaissance student award goes to Sarah Haug

Posted by on June 3, 2020

Sarah Haug, a senior in chemical engineering from Fenton, Missouri, has earned Missouri S&T’s 2020 Renaissance Student Award. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony hosted on May 15 by the arts, languages and philosophy department within S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.

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Missouri S&T researchers work to develop simple test for breast cancer

Posted by on May 22, 2020

The American Cancer Society notes that detecting breast cancer early can lead to better outcomes, but current methods to detect cancer at its earliest stages can be invasive, uncomfortable and inaccurate. This is why a pair of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Health are teaming up to develop a urine test to determine whether a patient may be at increased risk of having breast cancer.

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Building better aerogels by crushing them

Posted by on December 4, 2018

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Strong, flexible and ultralight aerogels are used in a wide variety of products, from insulation for offshore oil pipelines to parts for space exploration missions. Now, aerogels are undergoing a paradigm shift due to a breakthrough in the understanding of their mechanical properties at the nanoscale level.

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week at S&T

Posted by on October 22, 2018

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The South Central Missouri local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host an event at Missouri S&T this October to celebrate National Chemistry Week.

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Two Missouri S&T professors celebrate 50 years of teaching and research excellence

Posted by on September 4, 2018

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The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) will honor Dr. Gerald L. Cohen and Dr. Gary J. Long – two professors who have shared five decades of teaching and research excellence with Missouri S&T.

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Starting College 101: Advice for new students

Posted by on August 14, 2018

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Welcome to Missouri S&T! It is exciting to be a Miner, but we know that starting college can be overwhelming at times. So we turned to the experts for tips. We asked a dozen S&T students — ranging from sophomores to seniors — for their best advice on thriving during the first month of college, relieving stress and living on campus. Here’s what they had to say:

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