Leslie Gertsch

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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    In the news: Explosive engineering research, Las Vegas mobster, Lie-detecting kiosk, Mars Rover team, moon ice, Mazoon College visit, next-gen batteries

    Posted by on August 7, 2018

  • Mining Magazine published the article, “Missouri S&T Team Takes on Explosive Engineering Research” on July 30 about research led by Dr. Kyle Perry, assistant professor of mining and nuclear engineering. In the study, Perry’s team will pair explosives with common mining materials, with the ultimate goal of improving mine safety.
  • Dr. Larry Gragg, professor emeritus of history, was interviewed by reporter Tom Hawley on channel KSNV in Las Vegas. In the news segment, which aired Aug. 1, Gragg discussed how mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel shaped Las Vegas.
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    In the news: Aerospace & Defense Technology, Astronomy magazines

    Posted by on October 3, 2017

    • Research findings by Dr. Charles Wojnar, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, are featured in the August 2017 issue of Aerospace & Defense Technology magazine. The article highlights Wojnar’s development of an experimental method for understanding solid propellant aging. His new method was picked up by the magazine after his paper, “Measuring Propellant Stress Relaxation Modulus Using a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer,” was published in the Journal of Propulsion and Power. Read more.
    • Dr. Leslie Gertsch, associate professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering, is quoted in a recent Astronomy article, “Could We Survive Without Our Planet?” The article, written by Abigail Beall, was published Sept. 18 on the magazine’s site, www.astronomy.com.
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    Gertsch goes on the record about ‘secret lives of rocks’

    Posted by on October 31, 2016

    A 3-year-old’s simple question to the FiveThirtyEight.com website, “What does a rock do?” required a not-so-simple explanation. Dr. Leslie Gertsch, associate professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering, discusses the mechanical properties of rock under densely populated areas in the article published Oct. 11.

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