The Elsey and Bentonville Formation, also known as the Burlington-Keokuk Formation, are neighboring limestone formations found in southwest Missouri. Beneath the surfaces of these formations lie chemical variations that are important in the realm of engineering comprehension, making findings about them very valuable. In honor of his recent discovery, James McDaniel, … [Read more...] about Looking beyond the surface
With the Earth constantly shifting under our feet, the need for research is always there. Dr. Matthew McKay, associate professor of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, was selected for funding by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for his upcoming project. “The USGS is very supportive and we are grateful they continue to support our work,” … [Read more...] about Geology professor selected for national award
Geography is often understood as merely the study of the planet Earth and its atmosphere, like knowing the names of states and capitals, or learning how to read maps. But it also includes the activity of its inhabitants – as famously put by geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, “Geography is the study of earth as the home of people.” Dr. Emily Frazier, assistant professor of human … [Read more...] about The great Midwest migration
Missouri State University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) has recognized faculty for their outstanding teaching, research and service with two professorships and fellowships: The Roy D. Blunt Life Science Professorship. The Matthew and Patricia Harthcock College of Natural and Applied Sciences Faculty Fellowship. Roy D. Blunt Life Science Professorship Thanks … [Read more...] about STEM faculty awarded two new professorships and fellowships
The research of Dr. Gary Michelfelder has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. Spending the last 15 years studying the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile, his research aims to answer how and why volcanoes erupt in hopes to improve forecasting. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “I was lucky enough to get to go to a conference in Japan that … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Michelfelder!