Forging new friendships

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association board of directors consolidated its committees into five groups with broad goals. In this issue, we introduce you to the Strengthening Campus Relations Committee.

The committee finds and then builds upon potential areas of collaboration between the Miner Alumni Association and the other areas of the campus.

“In other words, we are trying to get people engaged with the life of the campus while they are students and then continue that engagement after they graduate,” says committee chair Mike McEvilly, CE’80, MS EMgt’81.

The committee invites representatives from campus organizations to each of its meetings to raise awareness of the association and its projects among the university’s various departments.

Lifetime alumni engagement is an important part of Missouri S&T’s strategic plan. The committee already made an impact around campus by restructuring the alumni speaker’s bureau and increasing attendance at Homecoming’s 2013 Legends Banquet by approximately 250 percent compared to the 2012 event.

“Campus units can turn to this committee for help reaching alumni and finding common ground,” says Katie Jackson, assistant director of the Miner Alumni Association. “Getting the word out to campus that alumni are interested in what is going on will lead to better interactions on both sides.”

Around the Puck

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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