Long-lost civilization sparks book

A newspaper article about an archaeological dig in Chesterfield, Mo., gave Ellen M. (Monti) Meyer, CSci’77, the idea for her first novel, Chronicle of the Mound Builders: An Angela Hunter Mystery

“They found evidence of the long-lost civilization of the Mound Builders, which piqued my curiosity,” she says on her website ellemarieauthor.com. Meyer uses the pen name Elle Marie.

“I’ve tried to provide accurate information about the culture and lifestyles of both the Aztecs and the Mound Builders through careful research,” she says. “The Chesterfield Valley dig site, known as the Dampier Dig, is real, but many of the artifacts described in the book are invented.”

By day, Meyer is a senior project leader with Edward Jones.

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.

[Read More...]

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.

[Read More...]

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 […]

[Read More...]

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.

[Read More...]

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.

[Read More...]