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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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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

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Making tornado alley safer

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong “Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of […]

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Living laboratory houses lead battery research

This past November, Missouri S&T installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to S&T’s solar-powered homes.

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Partners for progress

An expansion of the partnership between Missouri S&T and Missouri State University will allow students to pursue a mechanical engineering degree on the Missouri State campus with courses taught by faculty from both institutions. Students began applying this fall. The program will begin in fall 2019.

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Chancellor search is underway

This past August, University of Missouri President Mun Choi announced the formation of a 23-member committee to lead a nationwide search for a chancellor at Missouri S&T.

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