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Hand sanitizer from a whiskey still

Posted by on August 4, 2020

S&T alumnus converts his distillery to help in a crisis Adam Stumpf, ME’10, was focused on making bourbon, whiskey and vodka at his craft distillery when the coronavirus began to sweep across the United States. His wife and business partner, Laura, soon noticed that hand sanitizer was gone from store shelves. The Stumpfs had plenty […]

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Campus rallies to 3-D print protective medical gear

Posted by on August 4, 2020

When Phelps Health representatives anticipated a shortage of masks due to the coronavirus outbreak and needed help, S&T students, faculty and staff answered using technology and ingenuity.

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Football, soccer, volleyball postponed until spring

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced July 27 that it would postpone regular season competition and championships for the 2020 fall semester for the sports of football, volleyball and soccer. Competition in those sports, as well as GLVC championship events, will be conducted in the 2021 spring semester.

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What social media can tell us about COVID-19

Posted by on August 4, 2020

As COVID-19 swept across the U.S. and the world, people took to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. S&T researchers analyzed tens of millions of Twitter posts in real time to show the change in attitudes toward the disease. 

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Students, alumni share virtual STEM outreach with housebound kids

Posted by on August 4, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic caused schools to close, S&T students and alumni took the opportunity to share their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge in unique ways with housebound kids.

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Biohazard breathalyzer could detect coronavirus

Posted by on August 4, 2020

S&T electrical and computer engineering researchers are using machine learning to build a system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards such as the coronavirus as travelers pass through airport security checkpoints.

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Sewing to save the orphans

Posted by on August 4, 2020

When bush fires in 2019 and early 2020 ravaged Australia and killed an estimated 1 billion animals, rescuers kept orphaned kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, bandicoots and other animals comfortable in pouches, wraps and nests handmade by crafters from around the world. 

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‘Greased Lightning’ scores both human-powered titles

Posted by on August 4, 2020

A pandemic couldn’t  stop an S&T design team in pursuit of  success.

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S&T defensive end signs with Kansas City Chiefs

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Miner defensive end Tershawn Wharton, who studied psychology at S&T, signed a free-agent contract with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Wharton was a record setter at S&T, earning All-America honors and making Great Lakes Valley Conference all-conference three times.

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Recipe for organ tissue creation

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Using bioactive glass, stem cells and a 3-D printer, Missouri S&T researchers are creating organ tissue samples in hopes of advancing pharmaceutical testing and providing a better understanding of how diseases affect human cells.

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