UMKC engineering center construction to begin next summer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials with the University of Missouri-Kansas City say students will soon have access to state-of-the-art 3-D technology, analytics labs and other innovations provided by a $32 million education and research center on the university's Volker campus.
The Kansas City Star reports that UMKC will start construction on the expansion of the School of Computing and Engineering by late summer 2018.
Since December, when 3-D mammography was introduced to Parkview Health Systems at Parkview Warsaw, the new technology has accounted for about 35 percent of breast exams.
Soon, 3-D mammograms will be offered throughout the Parkview network. They cost about $70 more than conventional 2-D mammograms but take more detailed images of the breast tissue, said Jessica Miller, public relations manager at Parkview Health.
In an effort to get the whole picture when screening for breast cancer, North Valley Hospital is pulling together a team to find ways to afford a roughly 500,000 by fall so that the equipment can be up and running by the end of the year.
He said he believes fundraising is strengthened by having a diverse group of people working together, like doctors, nonprofit staff and community members passionate about the project.
NASA funds science-based internships at Idaho Museum of Natural History
POCATELLO – The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (NASA ISGC) has generously funded a pilot intern program for young women in the Idaho Virtualization Lab (IVL), a research group within the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University.
The IVL uses 3-D scanning and modeling technology to create digital copies of museum specimens. NASA actively researches 3-D scanning, modeling, and printing technology for use on space missions. For example, astronauts can...