By the numbers – Fall/Winter 2014

  • 86 – Missouri S&T’s rank in Money magazine. S&T was the top-ranked public university in Missouri. Money based its rankings on educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.
  • 3  – Missouri S&T’s rank among the nation’s engineering schools as reported in USA Today. The list, presented by College Factual, ranks colleges based on overall quality.
  • 47 – Missouri S&T’s ranking in Washington Monthly’s list of national universities that offer the “best bang for your buck.”
  • 7 – Solar Miner VIII’s place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, held in Austin, Texas, in July. The Solar Car Team is already designing the car it will race in summer 2016.
  • $13.8 million – Funds Missouri S&T raised during the 2013–14 fiscal year, an increase of 36 percent over the previous year’s giving.
  • 304 – Record number of employers recruiting at the Fall 2014 Career Fair.

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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