Leslie Gertsch

Graduate students recognized for outstanding research

Posted by on June 1, 2021

Thirteen S&T graduate students presented their research – including investigations of alloys, examination of lasers, and analysis of heuristic optimization – to three faculty member judges during virtual sessions this spring.

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Professors to discuss mining on the Moon

Posted by on February 18, 2021

Learn how Missouri S&T prepared miners over the past 150 years and how it is now preparing engineers for a future in space mining during a talk titled “Mining: From Missouri to the Moon” 2-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, via Zoom.

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Missouri S&T among winners in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Posted by on February 2, 2021

The success of NASA’s future plans to explore and inhabit the moon may depend in part on research by university students, including a team of seven from Missouri S&T who have won a grant from the space agency to develop a way to remove lunar dust.

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Bicentennial lecture series starts soon

Posted by on February 1, 2021

In honor of Missouri’s 200th anniversary, S&T will host a lecture series as part of the Missouri Bicentennial Alliance. The series will explore the cultural history of the Rolla region and the social and economic topics relative to Missourians. All presentations are free and open to the public. Talks will include:

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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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New course offered on outer space, space resources

Posted by on August 5, 2020

Dr. Leslie Gertsch will teach a new online course this fall semester titled Fundamentals of Space Resources or GeoEng 5810.

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In the news: ‘Go Baby Go,’ living lab, moon water, music research, social distancing

Posted by on July 7, 2020

  • Faculty, staff and students recently assisted The Community Partnership in Rolla with adapting toys for children with disabilities through the Go Baby Go project.
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    To the moon – Gertsch invited to panel on lunar travel

    Posted by on December 3, 2019

    Dr. Leslie Gertsch, associate professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering, will participate in a discussion titled “New Access to Space” on Dec. 11 during the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in San Francisco.

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    Graduate students recognized for outstanding research

    Posted by on May 7, 2019

    Missouri S&T’s office of graduate studies recognized the winners of the 2019 Graduate Fellows Research Poster Session during an awards luncheon on March 19. The four student honorees are:

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    In the news: China’s economy, credit cards, moon ice

    Posted by on August 31, 2018

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    • Alanna Krolikowski, assistant professor of history and political science, is quoted in an article about China’s economy that also includes quotes from Bill Gates and Penny Pritzker, former U.S. secretary of commerce, among many others.
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