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February 2023 Highlights

Government Relations Monthly Update

If you would like more information regarding any of the stories we share, or if you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact Dusty Schnieders and/or Emily Lucas If you would like to visit any of the campuses to see research and community service projects, please let us know and we can coordinate such meetings. There are also University of Missouri Extension offices in every county and district, who also like to show off what they do in your communities, and we would be happy to coordinate those visits as well.

MU campus photoUniversity of Missouri-Columbia

With cancer, diabetes and heart disease among the leading causes of disability and death in the United States, imagine a long-term, in-home monitoring solution that could detect these chronic diseases early and lead to timely interventions. Zheng Yan and a team of researchers at the University of Missouri may have a solution. They have created an ultrasoft “skin-like” material — that’s both breathable and stretchable — for use in the development of an on-skin, wearable bioelectronic device capable of simultaneously tracking multiple vital signs such as blood pressure, electrical heart activity and skin hydration.
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The 2022 Year in Review showcases the University of Missouri’s research and scholarly activity endeavors and successes, highlighting how the people of MU and their work are positively impacting Missouri and beyond.
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UMKC campus photoUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

The online master’s program in nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has been ranked among the nation’s best for military veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
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S&T campus photoMissouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Michael Moats, chair of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, appeared before a U.S. House of Representatives panel Thursday (Feb. 9, 2023) to provide expert testimony on critical minerals production in the United States and the impact of foreign production of these minerals to the U.S.
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Missouri S&T ranks among the nation’s top universities for graduates’ economic success, according to the latest rankings from the college guide website DegreeChoices. According to this ranking, Missouri S&T is first in the state of Missouri and 10th nationwide among public universities. Missouri S&T ranks 18th in the nation overall.
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UMSL campus photoUniversity of Missouri-Saint Louis

University of Missouri–St. Louis Chancellor Kristin Sobolik trumpeted the university’s role as a driver of workforce development and champion of equitable economic growth while appearing as a featured guest on Winning STL, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s video series featuring interviews with regional business and community leaders. They discussed how UMSL has aligned its efforts with the STL 2030 Jobs Plan, most notably with its leadership.
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Planning is underway for a Center of Excellence in indoor farming that would be housed on the campus of the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The Yield Lab Institute is leading the efforts to develop the center, expected to reside on the northern part of the UMSL campus, not far from Express Scripts and Florissant Road. It is intended to have a dual focus on innovation, sharing knowledge, commercialization and best practices for indoor agriculture while also working to enhance food equity and access.
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Reviewed 2023-10-13