face masks

In the news: Mining the moon, filters for face masks

Posted by on November 3, 2020

Dr. Leslie Gertsch, associate professor of geological sciences and engineering, was asked by Business Insider what NASA’s discovery of water on the moon could mean for space mining and exploration.

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COVID-19: Researchers study materials for masks, respirators

Posted by on August 4, 2020

The August 2020 issue of International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health features an article by S&T researchers titled “Filtration Performances of Non-medical Materials as Candidates for Manufacturing Facemasks and Respirators.” The authors are:

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Policy on face coverings posted online

Posted by on July 14, 2020

Missouri S&T’s policy on required face coverings, I-12, is posted online. The policy requires all S&T students, staff, faculty and visitors to adhere to the following health and safety practices to reduce the spread of infectious disease:

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S&T students provide face shields to health care workers

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Missouri S&T students Tom Hoing, left, and Max Foley, center, deliver the first run of over 1,000 face shields for medical personnel to Dr. Brian Kriete (with cart), otolaryngologist and medical director of surgical services at Phelps Health in Rolla. Hoing, Foley and other Missouri S&T students have been working for the past two weeks […]

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Environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers

Posted by on April 7, 2020

The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a researcher at Missouri S&T decided to test a few common household materials – pillowcases, scarves, furnace filters – “out of curiosity.” His early results, which he shared on Twitter on April […]

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In the news: New York Times, Healthline, St. Louis Public Radio

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Dr. Yang Wang, assistant professor of environmental engineering, is quoted in The New York Times about his studies on aerosol transmission through household materials that could be used for face masks to protect from the coronavirus. The article, titled “What’s the Best Material for a Mask?” by Tara Parker-Pope is published in the April 5 issue. Dr. […]

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