Phelps County News

Missouri S&T starts school year with most diverse class, blended instruction

With a record number of underrepresented minorities and Hispanic students, Missouri University of Science and Technology started classes Monday (Aug. 24) for the 2020-21 school with a blend of online, in-person and hybrid classes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Rolla area.

Researchers use artificial intelligence to improve efficiency in kidney transplant network

Tens of thousands of people are on the kidney transplant waiting list. Less than a third of them will receive a kidney this year, and thousands of kidneys are discarded because matches are not made while the donor kidney is viable. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are using artificial intelligence to improve workflow efficiency within the transplant network to speed up the process and give patients a better chance of receiving a transplant.

Missouri S&T researcher earns $4 million grant for energy-efficient steelmaking 

Steelmaking is among the most energy- and carbon-dioxide-intensive process in manufacturing. U.S. steel producers are challenged by narrow profit margins due to the cost of raw materials and associated energy costs. But researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology could soon help the steel industry overcome those challenges. 

Phelps Health receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement award

                  Phelps Health has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.