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Solutions to big challenges worth exploring happen beyond the surface.

Our faculty and graduate researchers dive into the unknown to make life-changing discoveries and in the process become experts in fields that might not even exist yet, on Earth and beyond.

The Best of 2020

There’s a lot about 2020 that many of us would rather forget. Despite the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri S&T researchers advanced the frontiers of technical, scientific and scholarly discovery in many ways in 2020. Here are 20 examples.

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Distinguished Professorships Search

Missouri S&T is investing in Missouri Distinguished Professorships to lead the university to a new era of convergent research, in which transdisciplinary teams work at the intersection of science, technology and society. [Learn more]

GAANN Fellowships

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a national fellowship program with a stipend of up to $34,000 per year for graduate students with demonstrated financial need. [Learn how to apply]

Research highlights

$48.6M

Funds awarded

1,548

Graduate students

359

Awards received

48,480+

Scholars' Mine publications


Five year highlights

Proposal dollars requested
Total expenditures from sponsored research activities

2020 Fiscal Year Summary of sponsored programs

Funds awarded
$48.6M
Proposal dollars requested
$229.5M
Awards received
359
Total expenditures from sponsored research activities
$35.2M
Total expenditures from external sources
$43.5M
Invention disclosures
39
Patent applications filed
31
Patents issued
25
Royalty income
$650k

New, state-of-the-art equipment expands opportunities for research

Researchers in materials science, chemistry, physics, biomedicine and other disciplines will have expanded capabilities with the addition of $6 million in the latest equipment at Missouri S&T. The equipment is available for researchers across the University of Missouri System, which includes S&T and the campuses in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, as well as external users from companies and other institutions.

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S&T researchers in the mix to develop new super-hard materials to stir steel

Three researchers from Missouri S&T are part of a nationwide collaboration to synthesize inexpensive materials hard enough to literally stir two pieces of steel together and create some of the hardest materials ever produced.

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Missouri S&T broadband research wins national contract

At least 17 million residents of the United States lack access to high-speed internet, impeding their ability to use online education, telemedicine and remote work. Dr. Casey Canfield, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T, is leading a team of experts working to solve the challenge, and now their work is supported by a one-year, $300,000 grant award as part of U.S. Ignite’s Project OVERCOME.

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Research magazine

Highlighting our groundbreaking discoveries

Published by the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies, re:search highlights some of the groundbreaking discoveries and advances of Missouri S&T’s research programs through detailed features and narratives.

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