On the road

Whether they drive sports cars, muscle cars or classics, one thing is true. Miners love their cars. Here are a few more of their stories.

 

  • Rich Henry, CE’83, of Lafayette, Calif., bought a new Meteor Gray Porsche 997 Turbo in 2007. “It’s very fast and very fun to drive on the California coastal highways and on our favorite road course track, known as Thunderhill, against other fanatic sports car drivers,” Henry says.

  • Patrick Tibbits, MetE’76, of Aberdeen, Md., saved up his overtime pay working on the Constellation Project at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to buy a 2000 BMW Z3. “For a given engine displacement, what gets there fastest on a winding course is a low center of gravity, stiff suspension and gearing that keeps the engine in its powerband at a variety of speeds,” Tibbits says.

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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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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