In the news: 500-year storm, Guam, HKN, probiotics helping trees, startups
- Robert Holmes, adjunct professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering and national flood hazard coordinator for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), discusses the data behind Hurricane Harvey with the Houston Chronicle. The article, “Havey has been called a 500-year storm. Here’s what that means,” was published Aug. 30.
- How did the United States end up with Guam? That is precisely what the History Channel wanted to understand when com reporter Becky Little interviewed Dr. Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history. Ahmad is an expert on the history of the U.S. territory. Read the article, published Aug. 9.
- Missouri S&T’s Gamma Theta Chapter of IEEE-HKN was mentioned in an article published in August by the IEEE Institute on ways to engage student members. S&T’s chapter was highlighted for its work organizing career development and networking opportunities in the article, “Five Ways to Engage Student Members.”
- Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, co-authored a paper that explores the use of probiotic bacteria to help poplar trees clean up toxic contamination. Following the publication of the results in Environmental Science and Technology, the research has been featured in several publications, including an article in Lab Manager Magazine on Aug. 16.
- Keith Strassner, director of technology transfer and economic development, is quoted in a St. Louis Business Journal article about the increase in inventions and startup companies created by colleges and universities. Reporter Brian Feldt wrote the article, “Research Driving More Inventions, Startups at Universities,” which was published Aug. 10.