Tag: geology

Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Posted by on November 14, 2019

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to […]

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Missouri S&T research uncovers possible trigger for beginnings of life on Earth as we know it

Posted by on July 9, 2019

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred. Now, however, […]

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‘Paleo Joe’ to talk about dinosaurs on S&T campus, at Rolla Public Library

Posted by on October 17, 2018

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Award-winning paleontologist Joseph J. Kchodl, better known as “Paleo Joe,” will discuss “Digging for Dinosaurs in Utah” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the Missouri S&T campus. The talk will be held in Planje Auditorium (Room 204) of McNutt Hall and is open to the public.

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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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Gao wins teaching excellence award at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 19, 2018

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Dr. Stephen Gao, professor of geology and geophysics at Missouri S&T, has won the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The award is presented annually to one faculty member at each institution of higher education in Missouri. This year’s recipients were honored at a reception in Jefferson City earlier this month. Gao’s nomination was considered by a campus committee of Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professors.

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Missouri S&T to participate in $9.7M oil, gas exploration project in southeastern U.S.

Posted by on January 25, 2018

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A Missouri S&T geologist is part of a four-campus research team that will receive nearly $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and several energy companies in a bid to boost unconventional oil and gas recovery in the interior southeastern United States. The project is part of a $30 million investment by the federal agency’s Office of Fossil Energy to boost production in reservoirs with less than 50,000 barrels per day of current production.

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Missouri S&T geologist named AAAS Fellow

Posted by on November 20, 2017

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe of Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the advancement of palynology ─ the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores ─ and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists. This year’s nearly 400 AAAS fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24. New fellows will be also be recognized during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

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Missouri S&T geologist leads $2.1M National Science Foundation research effort to study Earth’s greatest mass extinction

Posted by on September 18, 2017

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Missouri S&T geologist Dr. Wan Yang has devoted his academic career to unlocking the mysteries of the Permian mass extinction more than 250 million years ago. That geological odyssey now finds him leading an 11-institution consortium that’s been collectively awarded a $2.1 million National Science Foundation research grant.

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Louisiana scholar named chair of geosciences, geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 6, 2017

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Dr. David Borrok, a professor of geosciences and director of the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has been named chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The appointment takes effect August 1.

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Hidden gems

Posted by on April 25, 2017

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Head down the hall in McNutt’s first floor and you will stumble upon a hallway dedicated to minerals. First opened in 1904, geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering’s Mineral Museum is an exhibit of gems, gold, fossils and meteor fragments totaling over 3,500 samples from 92 countries.

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