Confident. Connected. Open to change.

These are among the defining characteristics of S&T’s 30 most dynamic young alumni.
All of our “30 Under 30” alumni profiled in this issue were born after the Empire struck back, Bill Murray declared war on gophers and the Blues Brothers went on a mission from God. Despite coming of age during a job-killing recession, two wars and the threat of terrorism, these S&T grads are steeped in digital technology, optimistic about their own economic futures and eager to solve society’s technological problems.


They have good reasons to be upbeat. If the following stories are any indication, S&T grads are faring better than their peers as they enter into careers and first jobs. Flip through the pages and you’ll find profiles of many successful engineers working to improve everything from the F-15 and bullet-proof vests to the Chevy Volt and high-
temperature ceramics. You’ll also read about an actuary, business owners, a lawyer and an Olympic athlete.
Regardless of their occupations, these alumni have built time into their schedules to support philanthropic causes ranging from multiple sclerosis to hydrocephalus. Many of them also support their alma mater. Of the 4,778 alumni age 30 and under who earned undergraduate degrees from S&T and have contact information on file, 28 percent give back annually (a figure that trumps the university’s overall participation rate of 18 percent).
So go ahead. Keep reading. Find out more about these 30 up-and-coming alumni. You’ll want to keep an eye on them. We certainly will.

Around the Puck

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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