Tag: geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering

Particle gel could solve low heat production efficiency for geothermal energy

Posted by on April 18, 2022

Geothermal energy comes from heated water or steam within the earth and provides a renewable source of energy to heat buildings and generate electricity. But many geothermal reservoirs also have an inherent problem – geological fractures that allow water to divert into other areas, cooling the water and the surrounding rock and limiting the efficiency of heat extraction from underground reservoirs. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working on a solution.

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S&T helps local teachers integrate hands-on science into classrooms

Posted by on December 1, 2021

Local high school teachers and 4-H leaders may see the area’s streams, lakes, caves and springs differently after undergoing training with geoscientists at Missouri S&T.

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S&T professor gets out of the classroom for a bug’s-eye view

Posted by on November 30, 2021

Dr. David Borrok is a geologist with weighty academic credentials: Gulf Oil Foundation Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Missouri S&T, former chair of the geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering department, and current interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computing. So, what’s his deal with taking close-up photos of bugs?

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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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Missouri S&T hosts first in series of national critical minerals workshops

Posted by on July 19, 2021

What are critical minerals, where do we find them, and why are they considered critical? Leading critical-minerals experts from across the country discussed these questions and more during a virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 2-3. The workshop provided insight and answers to issues surrounding materials such as cobalt for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, germanium for transistors, tellurium for solar cells and rare earth elements for magnets and electronics.

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CAREER Award funds research on earthquake history

Posted by on May 11, 2021

A researcher at Missouri S&T has won the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research into the history of earthquakes along the North American-Caribbean tectonic plate boundary, which runs through the Caribbean Sea from Haiti to the Guatemala-Mexico border. The research will provide new insights for elementary and middle school students and will help scientists better understand how and when earthquakes occur in the region.

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Katherine Grote is Missouri S&T’s 2021 Woman of the Year

Posted by on April 21, 2021

Missouri S&T celebrated Dr. Katherine Grote, associate professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering, as the 2021 Woman of the Year today (Wednesday, April 21) during a virtual ceremony.

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Missouri S&T graduate engineering programs on the rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Posted by on March 30, 2021

Missouri S&T is again one of the nation’s top-ranked institutions for pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, and several specific degree programs are on the rise, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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Engineers unleash the potential of our future

Posted by on February 22, 2021

NASA recently achieved an engineering milestone when the Mars Perverance rover landed safely and began beaming pictures and audio back to Earth. NASA also recently discovered water on the moon, a major step toward long-term exploration and colonization.

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe named associate dean at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 12, 2021

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics, has been named as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T. Oboh-Ikuenobe has served in the position as interim for the past year.

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