Archives for July 2015

Honoring new academy members

This year, 43 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in October, others in April.

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For the love of Legos

Meghan (Donnellan) Nelson, BSci‘05, and her husband, Ryan, love Legos. The couple’s company, MR Brick Designer, has sold hundreds of Lego clocks, business card holders, lamps and commissioned pieces from their website MRBrickDesigner.com. [Read more…]

Sections by the numbers

1915 – Founding of three oldest alumni sections – St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield-Joplin

28 – St. Pat’s events around the country

50+  – Alumni sections

120 – Active section officers

Largest section – St. Louis with 13,653 members

Largest section outside Missouri – Houston with 1,746 members

Section that is farthest from Rolla – Anchorage, Alaska, at 3,745 driving miles

250+ – Alumni in attendance at the largest section event this year – the St. Louis Send-off Picnic

Keeping the books

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association board of directors consolidated its committees into five groups with broad goals that focus on alumni engagement, finances, student engagement, marketing and communications, and strengthening campus relations.

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Kicking off college life in KC

FoilAt the end of the summer, incoming Missouri S&T freshmen, current students and their families living in the Kansas City area will join alumni and members of some of S&T’s student design teams — complete with their creations — on Jim Foil’s front lawn. For years Foil, CE’74, MS CE’75, has hosted one of the most successful Student Send-Off Picnics. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked him why he does it.
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Brewer Science named a top employer

Minority Engineer magazine recently named Brewer Science No. 36 in its 2015 list of 50 top employers in the U.S., rising from number 39 in 2014. The company was featured along with tech giants Google, Apple, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft and Facebook. [Read more…]

Galloway takes over as state auditor

On April 14, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon named Nicole R. Galloway, Econ’04, Math’04, as Missouri State Auditor. Galloway, a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner, had served as the Boone County Treasurer since April 2011.

Gillis wins education award

wgillis_headshot_colorWilliam Gillis, ME’99, PhD EMgt’13, adjunct instructor at Missouri S&T and managing engineer in the planning, design and construction department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, was named the 2015 Outstanding Professional Engineer in Education by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers.

History grad turned Twitter curator

Jeff Schramm, Hist’92, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, served as curator of the @wethehumanities Twitter account April 6–12. The account offers a central platform for discussion and news of the humanities in any form.

S&T graduates make the grade

Spencer Templeton, Phys’13, who teaches physics and Project Lead The Way in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, and Andrew Lott, BSci’13, who teaches sciences and coaches at Newburg High School in Newburg, Mo., were named Outstanding Beginning Teachers by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education. [Read more…]