Homecoming 2015: MinerFest in review

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The Miners came from behind in the second half of the Homecoming football game to beat McKendree University 34-27.

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The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on African-American Recruitment and Retention celebrated its 30th anniversary during Homecoming. Gregory Skannal, GeoE’85, and Joan Montague, CSci’95, reminisce at the CACAARR Tailgate.

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Spectators lined the Rolla streets to watch the first-ever MinerFest Homecoming Parade, sponsored by the Student Union Board.

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Students made s’mores and watched a movie at a SUB-sponsored bonfire outside Toomey Hall.

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During the Legends Luncheon, the Miner Alumni Association presented vintage-inspired letter sweaters to award recipients.

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The Miner Cheerleaders shared a bit of school spirit with alumni and guests during the Legends Luncheon.

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S&T student design teams showed off their work to alumni during the Silver and Gold Gathering at Hasselmann Alumni House.

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Alumni visited with current students and old friends during the Silver and Gold Gathering.

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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