Archives for November 2015

Changes in UM System leadership

Amid criticism over his handling of racial issues, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation on Nov. 9, 2015. On Nov. 12, the UM System Board of Curators appointed former University of Missouri-Columbia Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton to serve as interim president during a search for a new president.

Middleton joined the MU faculty as a law professor in 1985. He retired as deputy MU chancellor on Aug. 31, 2015, after 17 years in the position.

Color printing with no ink

Unlike inkjet or laser printers, which use mixtures of various pigments to reproduce color on a printed page, a new process developed by a pair of S&T mechanical engineers uses nanomaterials for color printing with no ink. The finished product is visible only with the aid of a high-powered electron microscope. [Read more…]

Dan Amsden and Kevin Fritzmeyer: Workplace wisdom and professional perspective

Dan Amsden, MS EMgt’75, and Kevin Fritzmeyer, EMgt’85, believe every student needs a sounding board — someone who is there to bounce around the big questions about life beyond college. For the past six years, they’ve given S&T students that perspective through a mentoring program sponsored by the Academy of Engineering Management. [Read more…]

Sweet road trip

Karl E. Burgher, Econ’84, PhD MinE’85, has a taste for cinnamon rolls and a book that documents his quest for the perfect pastry through south central Missouri small towns along what he calls The Ozarks Cinnamon Road.

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ASTM awards Lowry’s leadership

Kent Lowry, ME’92, received the 2015 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International President’s Leadership Award. [Read more…]

Meet Nick Kutay, STAT president

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), the student section of the Miner Alumni Association, gives students a glimpse of life after college. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked current president Nick Kutay, a senior in mechanical engineering, to share his take on the organization.
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’Tis the season: Show your pride

The Miner Alumni Association began a new tradition last year by creating a commemorative ornament series that celebrates the Miner spirit and pays tribute to campus landmarks. In 2014, the association launched the ornament series with Hasselmann Alumni House, the new home for alumni. The 2015 ornament will feature the Chancellor’s Residence. Constructed in 1889 as a student residence, the building became the home of our university leader in 1905.

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Sprenkle named Inventor of the Year

Vince Sprenkle, CerE’92, PhD CerE’96, was named 2014 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Inventor of the Year for his work in electrochemical energy conversion and storage.

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S&T grad is off and running

Tyronna Johnson’s passion for running has taken her across the U.S. and around the world, from New York to Chicago and London to Tokyo. Johnson, ChE’90, races in the Abbot World Marathon Majors series that takes place in big cities around the world. [Read more…]

Welcome to STAT

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow hosted 65 students at a free barbecue and informational meeting to welcome new members and introduce them to the student section of the Miner Alumni Association. David Hoover, a senior in information science and technology, was the lucky winner of the door prize, a Wii U.