In a West Newsmagazine article, Drs. Kwame Awuah-Offei, Mark Fitch and Jonathan Kimball give their insights into the transition to electric vehicles, including infrastructure and mining needs for batteries. Reporter Madasyn Lee wrote the article, titled “Are we ready for an electric revolution?” which was published on July 8.
In July, Dr. Casey Canfield, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, shared details from her research into the needs, risks and costs of connecting rural areas with broadband internet access on St. Louis Public Radio’s: St. Louis on the Air.
In the Saint Louis Construction News and Review, Dr. Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering, discussed the change in the construction workforce. Reporter Kerry Smith wrote the article titled “Educators, Recruiters Say ‘Great Resignation’ is Real,” which was published in the March/April edition.
Missouri S&T’s research developing an electronic sensor that detects viruses in a person’s breath was mentioned in an article on the Electronic Specifier, a website dedicated to new products and technology for electronics. Leading the research is assistant professor Dr. Jie Huang, research professor Dr. Rex E. Gerald II, their lead graduate student Chen Zhu, and professor Dr. Donald Wunsch. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the research project is titled “MOF-SCENT: Metal Organic Frameworks for Screening COVID-19 by Electronic-Nose Technology to Improve Selectivity and Time Response.”