Tag: Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center

Learning for life

Posted by on February 27, 2017

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Missouri S&T doctoral student Ken Boyko isn’t exactly slowing down during his”retirement.”

At 65, Boyko is preparing to complete a Ph.D. in geological engineering, perhaps as soon as this fall. His research focuses on how LIDAR (light detection and ranging) scanners can be used to “see through” vegetation that might otherwise prevent detection of potential falling rock. The research could enhance safety along highways and bridges and also involved a project for the U.S. Navy, which wants to use the technology as a navigational aid for self-driving off-road vehicles.

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Learn locally, act globally

Posted by on February 7, 2017

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As a doctoral student in mining engineering, Kenneth Bansah works, learns and lives nearly 10,000 miles from his boyhood home of Tarkwa, Ghana, a gold mining hub in western Africa. But even as he fine-tunes his dissertation on mitigating sinkhole hazards and other karst formations − and takes care of three children ages four and under while his wife completes her own graduate studies in Michigan – the subsistence gold miners of Ghana are never far from Bansah’s mind.

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UMR to offer blasters training short course

Posted by on August 29, 2007

The University of Missouri-Rolla will offer a short course on blasting training October 15-17.

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UMR helps design bomb-resistant buildings

Posted by on August 23, 2004

If terrorists strike again, lives and buildings could be spared with bomb- and impact-resistant buildings constructed using concepts being developed by researchers at UMR.

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Washing away land mines

Posted by on September 30, 2002

UMR researchers hope to wash away the problem of land mines by developing technology that harnesses — and focuses — the power of water, as a child’s plastic water pistol does.

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