Research

Bringing clean water to South America

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Assessing water quality, surveying mountaintop locations and building systems to catch rainwater — that’s how members of S&T’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their summer break.

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Geothermal goals exceeded

Posted by on December 5, 2019

After five years of operation, Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system continues to outperform expectations. S&T facilities operations staff originally predicted the geothermal system would reduce campus water usage by over 10% — roughly 10 million gallons per year. The system, which went online in May 2014, cut actual water usage by 18 million to 20 […]

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Predicting earthquakes by analyzing the past

Posted by on December 5, 2019

This past summer’s southern California earthquakes, one a 6.4 magnitude and another a 7.1 magnitude, make accurately predicting when and where the next one will occur more important than ever.

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Recycle your Solar panels

Posted by on December 5, 2019

The U.S. gets about 2.3% of its electricity from solar energy, and solar energy use is only expected to grow. By some estimates, nearly half a million solar panels are installed every day. But what happens to all those panels once they’re no longer usable in 20–30 years?

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Testing the road before it’s built

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Two recent Missouri S&T graduates used a driving simulator to help a civil engineering firm evaluate a new roadway design for the $18.6 million Route 160 widening project from Springfield to Willard, Mo.

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Studying the wind

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri last May, Guirong “Grace” Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by the tornado outbreak.

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Eco-investigator

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Tracking the state of the ecosystem by studying its forests, fires and insect population is what makes Robin Verble tick, and she uses her findings to help advance healthy and sustainable management of natural areas.

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The beginning of life as we know it

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere and paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. Scientists agree about when the event happened, but they are less certain about exactly how.

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UM System funds four new research centers

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Missouri S&T will soon establish four new research centers and laboratories that build on the university’s strengths in materials science and engineering, civil infrastructure, and electrical power systems thanks to funding from a multicampus initiative of the University of Missouri System.

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Summer research program supports underrepresented engineering students

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Six undergraduate students from Tennessee State University in Nashville and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., spent two months this summer conducting engineering research at Missouri S&T as part of a new program designed to encourage underrepresented engineering students to consider pursuing graduate studies.

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