Phelps County News

Researchers developing coronavirus detection system to screen travelers

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are developing an airborne-biohazard system that could help screeners spot air travelers with lung diseases due to coronavirus and other viruses. Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning to build a robust system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards as travelers pass through TSA security checkpoints.

Extension moves more programming online, announces new officers

As the University of Missouri Extension has monitored the national, state and university response to contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep public health top of mind. MU Extension has decided to follow the lead of UM System President Choi and MU Chancellor Cartwright and suspend all face to face MU Extension programming through May 15, 2020.