Archives for March 2016

A network of connection

Getting involved with S&T after graduation is more than serving on a committee. In fact, it can be just about anything you make it. From attending sporting events and talking with potential students to serving on the Miner Alumni Association Board of Directors, staying connected after graduation isn’t difficult. Here are some of the ways you can get involved and stay involved.

A 10-acre classroom

Southwest of Rolla, 10 acres of land once farmed by some of the area’s earliest settlers is now being explored by pioneers of a different sort — Missouri S&T students. [Read more…]

A life-changing cab ride

One of the biggest moments of Tamerate Tadesse’s life came in a cab. [Read more…]

Recovering oil with CO2

Traditional methods of oil recovery call for flooding well formations with water, but often as much as two-thirds of the oil is left behind through this process. Carbon dioxide is more efficient for oil recovery because it dissolves into oil and reduces its viscosity, but that approach also has problems. [Read more…]

Running his own race

When 400-meter hurdler Chayce Boyce steps up to the starting line during a track meet, he’s not thinking about the spectators in the stands or even the runners he is competing against. He’s focused only on running his own race. [Read more…]

Totally tubular

No prior experience is necessary for students who compete in the annual inner tube water polo tournament in the Gale Bullman pool. Teamwork, creativity and improvisation are key for players as they have to learn how to navigate the pool and find the back of the net to score.

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Hello [real] world

The first program a computer science student writes outputs the message “Hello world” on a display device. It’s designed to teach basic syntax for constructing a working program. Now finished with her degree, this computer science graduate, pictured during December 2015 commencement ceremonies, is ready for the “real” world. [Read more…]

S&T stargazer

For the first time in over two years, S&T students, faculty and staff, and Rolla community members got an up-close look at celestial objects thanks to Ken Goss, a senior in computer science and computer engineering. Last August, Goss hosted the S&T Observatory’s first Visitors’ Night in over two years. [Read more…]

Saving the bats

White-nose syndrome kills bats by the millions. If not stopped, it could disrupt an entire ecosystem. But a group of Missouri S&T students learned that a compound found in citrus fruit can slow the disease. [Read more…]

Partners for progress

Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla are exchanging ideas and collaborating on research, education and technology transfer thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) leaders from both groups signed last summer. [Read more…]