S&T awards professional degrees

Four Missouri S&T alumni received honorary professional degrees during Spring Commencement. The degrees recognize these graduates for professional achievement:

  • C. John Brannon, Phys’85, CerE’85, Psyc’86, MS CerE’86, PhD CerE’89, a patent attorney with Brannon, Robinson, Sowers, Hughel and Doss in Indianapolis
  • John Fairbanks, EE’71, owner of Tosshers Vending in Lincoln, Calif. Fairbanks is one of S&T’s 28 Alumni of Influence
  • Fred Byron Parks, ME’69, chief executive officer for NDS Surgical Imaging in Tucson, Ariz.
  • Robert M. Saxer, CE’61, MS CE’62, an active alumni association volunteer and a civil engineer who retired from the international chemical engineering firm AMCEC.

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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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