Learning in the fast lane

One of the most successful student design teams at Missouri S&T in 2008 was the Formula Car Team. This team, which designs and manufactures a miniature Indy-style racing car each year, finished second out of 40 teams at Virginia International Speedway (April 23-26), eighth out of more than 100 teams at Michigan International Speedway (May 15-17), and second out of 80 teams at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. ( June 25-28).

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Creighton University prof named psychology chair
 

Nancy J. Stone, former professor of psychology at Creighton
University in Omaha, Neb., took over as chair of psychology at Missouri
S&T on July 1. Stone focuses her research on group dynamics,
specifically team work behaviors; environmental design, studying how
things like color or windows can impact performance, motivation, mood
or satisfaction; student learning and training; and the interview
process, studying the interview as an assessment of organizational fit.

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An eco-challenge for engineers

A student team from Missouri S&T has three years to design the best eco-friendly car in North America.

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S&T students take second in Metcalf and Eddy

A five-student team from Missouri S&T took second place in the
national finals of the Metcalf and Eddy Academic Design Contest held in
New York in May. This is the first time Missouri S&T has
participated in the competition.

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A big look into the ultra small

Pairing quantum dots with a protein transporter, three students from
Missouri S&T spent their summer in Taiwan trying to develop a more
effective and efficient drug delivery method.

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What we don’t know about liquefaction could hurt us

In one corner of a huge civil engineering laboratory on campus, Ronaldo Luna watches a machine shake silt from the Mississippi River until it liquefies.

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Getting more out of Missouri’s waterways

With 12 inland ports and increasing biofuel production, Missouri can increase its use and capacity of freight traffic on the state’s waterways.

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Greening in a bottle

Every year, more than 30 billion water bottles are added to America’s landfills, creating a mountainous environmental problem. But if Missouri S&T research is successful, the plastic bottles of the future could literally disappear within four months of being discarded.

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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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