Archives for March 2016

Manish Sharma: working to enjoy the ride

During high school, Manish Sharma often studied by candlelight. Power outages lasting six to eight hours a day were a fixture of hometown life in Khurja, India. For most of his peers, studying in America was a distant dream. But Sharma never gave up on his goal. [Read more…]

Baking bridges

Kristen Donnell, MS EE’03, PhD EE’10, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, is using microwave energy to test concrete and rehabilitated aluminum, and in the future her work could lead to safer bridges and aircraft parts. [Read more…]

In print

Gerald Cohen, professor of foreign languages and an expert in etymology, published Origin of the Term ‘Jazz.

Jonathan Finch, a lecturer in philosophy, published A Crisis of Belief, Ethics and Faith.

John C. McManus, Curators’ Professor of history and political science, published Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.

David Wright, associate professor of English and technical communication, edited a book titled Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety. The book includes a chapter by Wright titled “Cowboys and Computers: Communicating National Animal Identification in the Beef Industry.”

St. Pat’s: S&T goes green

For a few days in March, the Missouri S&T campus — and the Rolla community — paint the town green for St. Pat’s.  If you couldn’t make it back for the 108th St. Pat’s, here are a few scenes from this year’s Best Ever celebration. [Read more…]

Hitting the sweet spot

While some undergraduate students peer through microscopes or write computer programs for their research projects, senior Arielle Bodine made the world of professional golf her laboratory. The applied math and economics double major recently took an eagle-eyed look at the factors that led Phil Mickelson and 46 other top professional golfers to pick up valuable endorsements. [Read more…]

Topping out

On a chilly Monday in February, Missouri S&T placed the final piece of the roof on the new University Commons building on University Drive. This fall, 450 students will move into its apartment-style housing.

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Watch a time-lapse video of the ceremonial “topping out.”

To the editor

Ladies and Gents,

The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine has now made a quantum jump in significance, importance and intelligent reporting about issues and topics relating to alumni contributions. Obviously many other topics aside from the great inventors need to be addressed but the inclusion of these several alumni inventors is a great step forward. [Read more…]

Eric Bohannan: Ever the Optimist

If you’re looking for Eric Bohannan, PhD Chem’99, on a Saturday morning, chances are, you’ll find him on a soccer field. [Read more…]

Innovator envisions black Silicon Valley

Vewiser Dixon, ME’73, has big plans for his hometown of Kansas City. [Read more…]

NASA career rewarding for Leucht

Kurt W. Leucht, EE’94, has been working at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla., for 25 years and has been writing software for large and small projects ever since. [Read more…]