A new way to magnify the view

Missouri S&T has a new research toy – a focused ion beam (FIB) scanning electron microscope that is capable of shrinking images of objects a million times and then etching them on the head of a pin.

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Antioxidants could reduce HIV-related dementia

A new treatment in development at Missouri S&T could improve the quality of life for more than 36 million people currently infected with HIV. One-third of adults with HIV and half of children with HIV develop HIV-1 associated dementia, which causes behavioral and cognitive dysfunctions.

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Emissions research takes off, contributes to Nobel Peace Prize

Although former Vice President Al Gore got most of the credit in the media for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, the award was shared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A team of Missouri S&T researchers were integral to the IPCC’s work and in April 2008 the group received official recognition of their “substantial contributions” to the award by the IPCC.

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Halls of honor

Missouri S&T residence hall students and staff brought home six of 10 awards – more than any other school – from March’s annual business meeting of the Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH).

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Humanities take center stage

At a campus so focused on engineering, science and technology, it might be easy to overlook the importance of the liberal arts and humanities in providing a well-rounded education. That is not the case at Missouri S&T. In February, the campus turned the spotlight on six humanities faculty members who regularly publish their research and
scholarship as well as teach undergraduates in history, English and foreign languages. Their scholarship covers topics as diverse as World War II history, baseball lingo, the literature of the Roaring ‘20s and the treatment of Chinese immigrants in the 1800s.

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Getting in the game

Some Missouri S&T undergraduates hope to squash the nerd stereotype commonly associated with computer
science by getting elementary school kids – especially girls – interested in the field. They’re doing so by developing fun recruitment software called Computer Science Recruitment for the 21st Century, or CSRecruit21.

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S&T makes the grade with U.S. News

Missouri S&T is once again one of the top-ranked graduate engineering schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The magazine’s annual rankings of graduate schools, released in March, listed Missouri S&T 67th among the nation’s best graduate engineering schools and 39th among public graduate engineering schools. The rankings are included in the U.S. News guidebook’s “premium” online edition at www.usnews.com.

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What a trooper

While most Missouri S&T students were returning to classes after winter break, sophomore Jacob Brakeman was learning how to fall.

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$3 million plan earns top hydrogen prize

Using $3 million in imaginary funds, an interdisciplinary group of Missouri S&T students garnered the top spot in an international hydrogen student design contest in March.
Teams from 22 other colleges and universities from around the world developed proposals for using hydrogen technologies to solve noise pollution, energy efficiency and other critical issues at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, S.C.

Eversman gets aviation honor

Walter Eversman’s contributions to the field of aircraft noise reduction earned him the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ 2008 Aeroacoustics Award.
Eversman, Curators’ Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has spent his career trying to quiet the world’s skies. His work is widely recognized and used for noise control by major aircraft engine companies. Among his accomplishments is the development of the Eversman Code, which has become an industry standard design tool for turbofan and tonal radiation.