Historically, volcanoes have been nearly impossible to predict. Dr. Gary Michelfelder, associate professor of geology at Missouri State University, wants to improve the forecasting of volcano eruptions. He has studied the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile for the last 15 years to understand how and why volcanoes erupt. “Every volcano is its own animal, so to … [Read more...] about Preparing for a volcanic eruption
Soils can be enriched with nutrients to grow strong, healthy grass for livestock to consume. Many of the nutrients transfer to your plate when you eat meat, or the fruits, vegetables and grains harvested. Dr. Melissa Bledsoe, associate professor in the Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University, has conducted many research projects focused on the chemistry and … [Read more...] about Nutrition begins with soil
Dr. Gabriel Ondetti has researched taxation history from an unconventional lens. Instead of approaching the topic from an economic standpoint, the Missouri State University political science professor analyzes the taxation history of Latin American countries through the changes in their political landscape. “A lot of people find taxation boring because it can be highly … [Read more...] about Lower tax rates do not mean less problems
Human behavior is responsible for some of the best and worst moments in history. So, how can we use science to make sure humans act in ways that are beneficial to society and the planet? How can we influence and manipulate human behavior? Using the Humans Understanding Behavior (HUB) research lab, Dr. Jordan Belisle, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State … [Read more...] about What makes a choice bad or good?
Whether you’re a CEO, public relations professional, truck driver or preschool student, you are always communicating. Intentionally or not. Verbally or nonverbally. You have the skill the moment you enter the world. Dr. Carrisa Hoelscher, director of graduate communication studies at Missouri State University, sets her target on competent communication to help others improve … [Read more...] about How to move the needle in collaborative task forces