Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce that number. [Read more…]

Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

Missouri State Capitol muralist Thomas Hart Benton wrote in his memoir about being called into then-Gov. Guy Park’s office and told that a prominent St. Louis politician objected to Benton’s portrayal of black people, especially depictions of slavery. [Read more…]

Breaking bias

According to Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at S&T, women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM. [Read more…]

Can AI  be trusted?

The reliability of self-driving cars and other forms of artificial intelligence is one of several factors that affect humans’ trust in AI, machine learning and other technological advances. [Read more…]

‘Cloak of invisibility’ sneaks drugs into cancer cells

Doxorubicin, or DOX, is one of the most effective and widely used drugs in chemotherapy, but its current delivery mode presents challenges like drug resistance by cancer cells, lack of selective delivery to the right cells and adverse side effects. [Read more…]

Harnessing frictional energy

Imagine that every time you tapped out a message on your smartphone it would create electric power instead of sapping your phone’s battery. That scenario could one day be a reality, according to Vadym Mochalin, associate professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T. His research on MXenes was published in the February 2018 issue of the journal Nano Energy. [Read more…]

In Print

My dear Miss Ransom: Letters between Caroline Ransom Williams and James Henry Breasted, 1898–1935 by Kathleen Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science, was published in March by Archaeopress Publishing Ltd.

Songs of Brotherhood in Sons of Anarchy, published by McFarland Press in March, contains a chapter by Jossalyn Larson, assistant teaching professor of English and technical communication, titled “Motorcycle Monasticism: Masculine Religiosity in MC Culture.”

Nanodiamonds are this researcher’s best friend

Recent chemistry graduate Cholaphan Deeleepojananan, Chem’18, studies microscopic bling known as nanodiamonds — carbon-based particles that are about 5-billionths of a meter — because she says their potential future applications are unlimited. [Read more…]

S&T collaborates with MU, UMKC on drone research

Missouri S&T’s expertise in electrical and computer engineering will play a role in a new $7.2 million grant and a $7.7 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research to reduce national security threats from drones. The project is led by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and includes researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia. [Read more…]

Studying the human side of medicine

Recent studies suggest that the more medical students were exposed to courses in the humanities, the more likely they were to possess empathy, wisdom and emotional intelligence. Because scientists and humanists often learn and work differently, the field of biomedical humanities examines the human side of healthcare through disciplines like literature, history and philosophy. [Read more…]