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A familiar face for financial assistance
For years, she recruited students. Now she’s helping them with their finances.


Lynn Stichnote, Missouri S&T’s former director of admissions, became director of student financial assistance on Sept. 16. Stichnote replaced Bob Whites, who retired after 29 years on the job. Stichnote joined the Missouri S&T staff in 1989. “As a first-generation college student, I always wanted the opportunity to ensure that more students could afford a college degree,” she says.
Baker award for Stephen Raper
The American Society for Engineering Education has recognized Stephen A. Raper, EMgt’85, MS EMgt’87, PhD EMgt’89, for his service to engineering management by presenting him with the Merl Baker Award. Raper, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, received the award during ASEE’s annual meeting held in June in Pittsburgh. The award is named for the former Missouri S&T dean and chancellor who presided over a previous name change, from MSM to UMR in 1964.
Accolades for ME’s Ming Leu
Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing, was named the newest fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering during the academy’s general assembly, held in August in Manchester, England. In June, he received the Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award in Flexible Automation during the 2008 International Symposium on Flexible Automation in Atlanta.

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Generous partners complete ACML fundraising

Thanks to an investment from the University of Missouri System, major gifts from industry partners and alumni support, S&T will break ground on the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) on Oct. 12, during Homecoming weekend.

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Alumni help with sesquicentennial planning

Seven alumni, including three Miner Alumni Association board members, have been named to Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial advisory committee. The group is made up of graduates, students, faculty, staff and community members who are involved in planning the university’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.

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Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce […]

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Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

Missouri State Capitol muralist Thomas Hart Benton wrote in his memoir about being called into then-Gov. Guy Park’s office and told that a prominent St. Louis politician objected to Benton’s portrayal of black people, especially depictions of slavery.

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Breaking bias

According to Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at S&T, women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM.

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