Are we ready for a robot with brain-like intelligence? Two Missouri State faculty researchers have been working on an advanced machine with a knack for common sense and the ability to learn well beyond the parameters of its programming.
Congratulations to Dr. Emmett Redd and Dr. A. Steven Younger! Their incredible work will be featured in the 2015 issue of Mind’s Eye, Missouri State University’s research publication. This story will also be featured on Missouri State’s research website and the Missouri State homepage.
Read the story on Mind’s Eye.
Research is essential in the field of science, so each year the College of Natural and Applied Sciences recognizes exemplary work by its faculty, students and staff .
Dr. Michael Reed, professor in the department of physics, astronomy and materials science, received a grant for $12,000 from NASA for his projected titled “Understanding Extreme Horizontal Branch Stars via Asteroseismology.” The project will use NASA’s Kepler spacecraft to look at small variations in brightness of stars.
Are there planets out there like ours? Could they be capable of sustaining life? It’s questions like these that have been motivating Dr. Peter Plavchan, assistant professor of astronomy at Missouri State University, as he has been studying planets that orbit other stars besides our sun, known as exoplanets.
What do you know about physics? Is your perception of the science more driven by intense study or pop culture?
The Missouri Space Grant Consortium recently granted $57,530 to Missouri State University from NASA. This money will be used to pay the salaries of five undergraduate and one graduate student researcher as they work with faculty, researching projects related to both astronomy and materials science (nanocomposites).
The faculty in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) were recently awarded for their work.
Faculty from the physics, astronomy and materials science department have been spending the summer sharing the excitement of science with students in the community.
Dr. Mike Reed, professor of astronomy at Missouri State University, and two of his students explain their research of the night sky.