A new scoring leader

Tamara McCaskill, a senior in chemical engineering, concluded a record-setting career for the Lady Miners in March as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the S&T women’s basketball program. She also landed an all-conference honor for the third time in her four-year career.


McCaskill was a second-team all-league selection in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in the 2008-09 season after earning first-team laurels as a junior. She finished the season with a total of 1,525 points to surpass the mark set by Joee Kvetensky, ChE’95, MS EnvE’97, who played from 1990-94. McCaskill led the Lady Miners in scoring during the year with an average of 17.6 points a game.
In her four seasons at S&T, McCaskill scored 1,525 points to move atop the scoring chart and finished with a school record 591 field goals made. She concluded her career ranked fourth in free throws made with 296, and fifth in rebounds with 620 and blocked shots with 85. She ranked 10th in assists and was among the top 10 in steals.

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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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