Tag: sensors

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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Equipping the army of the future

Posted by on January 7, 2003

UMR researchers will be instrumental in helping the Army develop new tools for future warfare, including sensors for detecting biological and chemical agents, thanks to a $2.15 million grant to help fund a new research effort at the University of Missouri Technology Park at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

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