Letter from the editor: Katie Jackson

S&T alumni touch everyday life.

This issue features Miners who craft and design the items we depend on every day — from the time you shampoo your hair in the morning until the moment you relax on your bed at night. Your fellow alumni, employed by companies like L’Oreal and Leggett & Platt, are the people who make these everyday items what they are — examples of innovative simplicity. A Missouri S&T education fuels creation and development of the essential goods and services that characterize our daily lives.

Issac Newton said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Bearing in mind this apt sentiment, I invite you to imagine all of the ways you are lifted up by fellow alumni each day. Whether you consider the knowledge and experience gained on campus or the well-known items we use every day, Missouri S&T has allowed you to do more and live better.

Around the Puck

Generous partners complete ACML fundraising

Thanks to an investment from the University of Missouri System, major gifts from industry partners and alumni support, S&T will break ground on the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) on Oct. 12, during Homecoming weekend.

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Alumni help with sesquicentennial planning

Seven alumni, including three Miner Alumni Association board members, have been named to Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial advisory committee. The group is made up of graduates, students, faculty, staff and community members who are involved in planning the university’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.

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Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce […]

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Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

Missouri State Capitol muralist Thomas Hart Benton wrote in his memoir about being called into then-Gov. Guy Park’s office and told that a prominent St. Louis politician objected to Benton’s portrayal of black people, especially depictions of slavery.

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Breaking bias

According to Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at S&T, women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM.

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