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Notable moments of 2023

Posted by on December 14, 2023

In 2023, Missouri S&T broke records for Career Fairs, broke ground for two new buildings and took education on the road with a STEM Mobile. These are among our many achievements this year. Read about 10 notable and newsworthy Missouri S&T moments from 2023.

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Missouri S&T announces faculty fellows for NSF program

Posted by on August 14, 2023

Four faculty members from Missouri S&T have been selected for the university’s first cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows.

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No crystal ball necessary: Predicting the future of coastal freshwater ecosystems

Posted by on August 9, 2023

When predicting the future, some people use a crystal ball or tarot cards. When Missouri S&T geologist Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner does it, he uses sediment core samples.

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Missouri S&T researchers win funding to improve kidney transplant process

Posted by on November 9, 2022

With close to 100,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a kidney transplant and up to 20 percent of donated kidneys discarded for various reasons, fine-tuning the matchmaking between donated kidneys and transplant centers is a significant challenge. Researchers at Missouri S&T are investigating the ways artificial intelligence (AI) can support the process.

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Missouri S&T researcher wins NSF grant to help reduce pollution

Posted by on September 19, 2022

Dr. Abhijit Gosavi, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T, has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation. The grant – titled “Collaborative Research: Continuous-State Reinforcement Learning for Remanufacturing” – provides nearly three years of funding.

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Missouri S&T part of new $15 million Great Lakes Innovation Corps Hub

Posted by on August 25, 2021

Missouri S&T is one of 11 universities in the Midwest – and the only university in Missouri – to join a new National Science Foundation network designed to move more discoveries from the research labs to the real world. Missouri S&T is part of the NSF’s Great Lakes Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub. Led by the […]

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Missouri S&T researcher wins NSF CAREER Award for 2D metals research

Posted by on July 21, 2021

As electronic devices get smaller and faster, computer chips must get thinner to save space and improve performance. Dr. Chenglin Wu, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T, has won a $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his work in two-dimensional metals – metals that are three atoms thick – for use in computer chips, sensors and coatings.

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Missouri S&T broadband research wins national contract

Posted by on March 30, 2021

At least 17 million residents of the United States lack access to high-speed internet, impeding their ability to use online education, telemedicine and remote work. Missouri S&T is leading a team of experts working to solve the challenge, and now their work is supported by a one-year, $300,000 grant award as part of U.S. Ignite’s Project OVERCOME.

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Plant detective: Missouri S&T professor studies plants as “bio-sentinels” of indoor pollution

Posted by on November 8, 2018

Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back that’s seen better days since the next-door neighbors put their home on the market. They brighten our lawns, increase our property values, even boost our mental and physical health by reducing carbon dioxide levels.
For Dr. Joel Burken, such plants are far more valuable than as mere window dressing. The Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is an expert in phytoforensics, the process of using plants to study human exposure to pollutants.

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Missouri S&T receives federal support for early-stage research into tapping “citizen scientists” to collect water quality data

Posted by on September 21, 2017

Picture teams of smartphone-toting citizen scientists, poised to collect water samples and test for contaminants thanks to a user-friendly app that can crowdsource rapid responders to mobilize the next time a public water system is at risk.
Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of South Florida are tapping National Science Foundation seed money set aside for “potentially transformative research” to advance the technology and hone the social mobilization efforts needed to summon trained, trusted teams of everyday water watchers.

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