Research

Studying the human side of medicine

Posted by on July 30, 2018

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.

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Assignment: Design a new animal shelter

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Students in the architectural engineering design course spent the fall semester creating 15 potential designs for a new animal shelter in Rolla and presented six of them to the Rolla City Council in December. Two of the finalists are pictured above.

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Research on the fly

Posted by on March 29, 2018

From U.S. Navy laboratories to battlefields in Afghanistan, researchers are lining up to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to detect unexploded landmines.

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The science behind aesthetic appeal

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Why do we like what we like? Aesthetics plays an important role in our lives — like deciding what to wear to work in the morning or what to listen to on your morning commute — but little is known about how we make these judgments.

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S&T students are project management consultants

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Since 2010, when Joan Schuman took over Missouri S&T’s Introduction to Project Management class, her students have provided their engineering management expertise on nearly 180 projects for 15 small communities across the Ozarks and beyond — places like Belle, Cuba, Doolittle, Edgar Springs, Hermann, Linn, Potosi, Richland, Rolla, Salem, St. James, St. Robert, Steelville, Sullivan […]

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Dissolving electronics

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Electronic devices that can not only be implanted in the human body but also completely dissolve on their own — known as “bioresorbable” electronics — are one of medical technology’s next frontiers.

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Automated kiosk speeds travel security

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Your wait time at the airport could drop significantly thanks to a new automated security kiosk developed by Nathan Twyman, assistant professor of business and information technology.

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Making ‘smart’ decisions

Posted by on November 16, 2017

By studying a combination of physical actions, social behavior analysis and data analytics, Missouri S&T researchers hope to better understand how people make decisions when interacting with technology in “smart” environments.

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Materials with memory

Posted by on November 16, 2017

You can bend, fold or twist this material, and it will bounce back to its original shape. Polyurethane aerogels developed at Missouri S&T have a rubber-like elasticity that allows them to “remember” their shapes.

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One step at a time

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Yun Seong Song, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, wants to make walking up and down stairs easier, so he created a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend.

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