Archives for April 2014

Curators bestow faculty honors

Three S&T faculty members were honored for their scholarship and teaching excellence during commencement ceremonies in December.

V.A. Samaranayake was named Curators’ Teaching Professor of mathematics and statistics; David Riggins was named Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Martin Bohner was named Curators’ Professor of mathematics and statistics.

Academy inductions

In October, 14 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes a career of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Induction ceremonies are held in April and October. [Read more…]

White tells grads: ‘Follow your passion’

Let your passion lead you to address “the world’s greatest needs,” Gary White, CE’85, MS CE’87, told 700 new S&T graduates during December 2013 commencement ceremonies. White is CEO of Water.org, which helps people in developing nations gain access to safe water and sanitation. [Read more…]

Save the date: Homecoming 2014

Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend Homecoming Oct. 17-18. Return to Rolla to reconnect with former classmates and celebrate your Miner spirit. Watch the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine for details and find hotel information at mineralumni.com/homecoming.

 

106th Best Ever

The Miner Alumni Association and the Central Ozarks Section hosted their 106th Best Ever St. Pat’s celebration on March 15 in Rolla. The celebration kicked off with a pre-parade breakfast on the Castleman Hall patio with complimentary coffee, juice and assorted pastries. Immediately following the parade, alumni and friends returned to Castleman for free grilled hot dogs and dollar beer.

Alumni reconnected and won

James Barnes, Engl’94, Jonathan DiMartino, CE’08, and Michael Cerulo, EE’74, won 2014 St. Pat’s sweatshirts as winners of the Stay-Connected Sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes, featured on the back cover of the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine, encouraged all Miners to share updated information about their current whereabouts.

You can try for another chance to win in this issue. Check out the “Lost Miners” contest.

Manufacturing in 3-D

Using a process similar to 3-D printing, Frank Liou and his fellow researchers in S&T’s Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) Laboratory are developing computer models of various additive manufacturing approaches that he believes will help researchers understand how layered materials bond to the surface on which they’re deposited. [Read more…]

Angels in the Ozarks

Imagine you have created the widget and are ready to take the world by storm with your new invention. You sunk your life savings into the project, but fell short on cash to continue developing your business. Enter the angel investor, who provides business start-up capital in exchange for ownership equity. [Read more…]

Endowment brings young talent to materials science and engineering

When Wayne Huebner learned that his department had received an endowment of more than $1 million from the estate of G. Robert, ChE’41, and Roberta Couch with just a single requirement — to attract and retain top faculty members in materials science and engineering — he decided to do things a bit differently. [Read more…]

Research: Not just for grad students

Missouri S&T is known for providing its undergraduates with lots of opportunities for hands-on learning, and research is a big part of that. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked Jeffrey D. Cawlfield, vice provost for undergraduate studies, to share his views about the importance of providing research opportunities for undergraduate students. [Read more…]