Tag: geophysics

Analyzing past earthquakes may be key to predicting future activity

Posted by on August 8, 2019

With the recent earthquakes in early July in southern California, one being a 6.4 magnitude and another a 7.1 magnitude, it is more important than ever to be able to accurately predict when and where the next one will occur. A researcher at Missouri S&T is working to do just that by studying past seismic waves produced by earthquakes.

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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 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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Missouri S&T students to study geology of San Salvador

Posted by on April 7, 2015

Students enrolled in Geology 4841, a geology and geophysics field study course at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will spend nine days in the Bahamas studying the geology of San Salvador Island this May.

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Missouri S&T software design team wins competition

Posted by on March 4, 2015

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A software design team from Missouri University of Science and Technology earned first place in Schlumberger’s North American Ocean Academic Competition. The winning students earned a $15,000 prize, and their software will be made available to Schlumberger customers through the company’s website.

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Missouri S&T reaches finals of software design competition

Posted by on February 23, 2015

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A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of six finalists in the Schlumberger Information Solutions’ Ocean Academic Competition.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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Missouri S&T gets $1.9 million grant for geophysics software

Posted by on March 11, 2008

Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a $1.9 million educational grant donation from Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) Inc. Missouri S&T will receive 16 licenses of KINGDOM software through the company’s University Gift Program.         

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UMR researchers hope to use quakes to unlock secrets about Earth’s crust

Posted by on December 13, 2006

Over the past several decades, the United States Government established the Global Seismographic Network to monitor nuclear explosions worldwide. That network has also proven to be a crucial source of information for geologists and geophysicists like Drs. Stephen Gao and Kelly Liu, who are trying to unlock secrets about the earth’s crust.                 

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