Archives for March 2011

Phytoforensics: Green remediation takes root


Dr. Joel Burken, Missouri S&T professor of civil and environmental engineering, tests a tree in Rolla’s Schuman Park with then high school senior Amanda Holmes and S&T graduate student Matt Limmer. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Two years ago, sophomore Amanda Holmes couldn’t wait to get started as an environmental engineering student at Missouri S&T. She got a chance to conduct environmental research alongside a full professor and graduate students while still a senior at Rolla High School.

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The art and science of glass blowing


Missouri S&T students work in the Hot Glass Shop on campus. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Many Missourians have long associated glass blowing with artisans who populate Silver Dollar City. But students at Missouri S&T can watch glass blowing — and practice it themselves — on campus.

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Kids on campus!


High school juniors and seniors learn about science and engineering. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Missouri S&T gets a summertime energy boost when hoards of school-age kids hit campus. They come to S&T’s summer camps for fun, inspiration and to learn some amazing things. These camps open their eyes to all the awesome possibilities available to them in science, technology, engineering and math careers, while they work as teams on exciting hands-on activities.

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New camera can see the ‘invisible’


Dr. Reza Zoughi, Schlumberger Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Missouri S&T. Photo by B.A. Rupert

View the full demonstration video.
The science similar to the type used in airport body scanners could soon be used to detect everything from defects in aerospace vehicles or concrete bridges to skin cancer, thanks to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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