Stories from the college

It was a thirst for knowledge, and locally brewed beer, that drew a crowd to the first Research on Tap on Wednesday, Feb. 8.  

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As humans, we constantly strive for a good work-life balance. New findings by researchers at Missouri S&T suggest that ants, long perceived as the workaholics of the insect world, do the same.

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A Missouri S&T biological sciences graduate and aspiring artist has illustrated her first book, and it has a decidedly Rolla and mid-Missouri flair to it.

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Honglan Shi: Water woman

When foul-tasting and potentially toxic water reaches Missouri residents, water utility supervisors know who to call: Dr. Honglan Shi.

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Missouri S&T researcher wants to electronically pick your brain

Think about the last time you were asked to review a product or service. You were probably sent an electronic survey using that familiar five-point scale system that asks you to rate everything about the product from “excellent” to “poor.”  A Missouri S&T researcher wants to scrap this traditional approach in favor of gathering marketing and information systems data by scanning your brainwaves.

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Research by Missouri S&T faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster

Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers in a new book on risk management.

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Big data student team wins big

A team of Missouri S&T graduate students was recently recognized for its analysis of big data to help a nonprofit for military veterans determine the effectiveness of its social media marketing strategy.

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Passion for people drives first industrial-organizational psychology grad

Missouri S&T’s graduate program in industrial-organizational psychology gave Cheyenne Kovach the opportunity to pursue her specific interest as a psychologist. As the program’s first graduate, she’s also opening doors for future graduate students.

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