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Missouri S&T Students Share Research Results with Legislators

Legislative Day

Justin Higginbotham, a junior in mining engineering from Potosi, presented his research on limestone quarries.

On April 29, 11 undergraduates from Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Jefferson City, Mo., to share research results with state lawmakers. Among the topics to be discussed are the behavior of bridge piers during earthquakes, the conversion of wet biomaterials to fuel, and methods to fix supply roads in Iraq and Afghanistan. The group includes Justin Higginbotham, a junior in mining engineering from Potosi.

Selected students from all four campuses in the University of Missouri System participate in Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, which is an annual event. The undergraduates have been working individually or in groups on research that is directed by faculty mentors. The purpose of Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol is to inform lawmakers about research that is occurring at Missouri universities.


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Campus: Missouri S&T
Key words: Rolla Campus, Science, Teaching, UM System,
County: Washington