Briefly

Shamsher Prakash, professor emeritus of civil engineering, was named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the society’s highest accolade.

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Helping East Africa

Dan Oerther wants to help East Africans help themselves. He is working to bring clean water, food and income to an area that is suffering from the worst drought in decades.

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Dodging debris

William Schonberg says academia is cool because you usually get to research what you’re really curious about. The chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering likes to study high-speed impacts — specifically, those caused by space debris.

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So much potential water energy, so close to home

Missouri has more than 3,000 miles of rivers and Rajiv Mishra wants to use them to harness energy and decrease dependence on power currently derived from coal and nuclear plants.

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Exploring JFK’s doubts, legacy

A new biography released by two S&T historians examines the life and political career of President John F. Kennedy. In it, authors Michael E. Meagher and Larry D. Gragg look at the choices Kennedy made during his brief tenure, including civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the “space race.”

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The house of the future, designed at S&T today

In the house of the future, built-in sensors will measure the weather outside and automatically adjust indoor air temperatures. Homeowners will be able to monitor the system with their smartphones.

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Can you read the sign?

If there’s one lesson that transportation engineers want drivers to learn, it’s to pay attention while driving in construction zones. That’s why Ghulam Bham, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, and his students are studying the effectiveness of dynamic variable message signs that are often used in highway work zones.

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Courtside lifesavers

AED

Missouri S&T athletic trainers Samantha Welter (left) and Elizabeth Sisemore (right).
(Photo by B.A. Rupert)

When athletic trainers go through certification to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or use an automated external defibrillator (AED), they rarely think they will actually have to use that training in real life.

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S&T athletic program fifth in GLVC in final Director’s Cup standings

Missouri S&T’s athletic program finished fifth among the 15 institutions in the Great Lakes Valley Conference for the 2010-11 season in the final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings. The standings are designed to recognize campuses for overall excellence in intercollegiate athletics.

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Miner soccer team in national rankings

On the heels of a season in which it won a share of the GLVC regular-season championship and reached the title game of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional, Missouri S&T’s men’s soccer program began the season among the top teams in the pre-season rankings.

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