Archives for March 2016

Oval Office honors

Elizabeth (Gearon) Parry, EMgt’83, pictured fifth from the left, is one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in 2015, presented by President Barack Obama. Parry teaches first-year engineering design at North Carolina State University, and she helps elementary and middle school teachers in teaching engineering to diverse students.
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Come together

With over 50 sections across the country, you have an abundance of opportunities to expand your professional and social circle in 2016. From sporting events to St. Pat’s festivities, Miners like you get together year round to connect and play. Don’t miss out on the fun. Check out the events calendar at mineralumni.com.

New alumni we are YOU!

New alumni just out of school are focused on starting careers and getting established in a new community. And sometimes that community is a long way from home and campus. But just because you aren’t in Rolla doesn’t mean you have to lose touch. [Read more…]

Steph Evans: STEM superhero

Steph Evans is out to change the way people look at engineering — and at engineers. [Read more…]

Customizing English comp

Remember your English composition class? Most likely, you had to choose a random theme, research your idea and write an analytical paper. Today, students in the newly redesigned Writing and Research course write on topics in their own field of study — topics that interest them. [Read more…]

Cleaning up nuclear waste … with glass

Stored in steel drums and buried in mountainsides, nuclear waste can remain radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. Reducing the space needed to store the waste saves time and money and will reduce the overall environmental impact, says Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering. [Read more…]

Igniting innovation

Over the course of their S&T career, graduating seniors Cori Hatley and Eric Fallon have learned a lot about entrepreneurship and innovation. But that wasn’t always the case. Like many of their fellow students, they were interested in these topics when they first arrived on campus, but they didn’t know how to find out about what resources were available. [Read more…]

Imaging the final frontier

A Missouri S&T aerospace engineering professor is developing a microsatellite imager that could be used to check satellites, do small repairs or refuel spacecraft — and keep astronauts from making risky exploratory missions when something goes wrong. [Read more…]

Volcano warning

Much like National Weather Service sirens signal impending severe weather, so too may a similar system warn us before earthquakes strike or volcanoes erupt.

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By the numbers: Spring 2016

  • 2,110
    Total Missouri S&T graduates in 2015’s four commencement ceremonies.
  • 7,931
    Students enrolled on the first day of spring semester classes at Missouri S&T.
  • 221
    Employers recruiting S&T students at the annual Spring Career Fair in February.
  • 61
    Alumni recruiters attending February’s pre-Career Fair breakfast hosted by STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow).
  • 48
    Teams of high school students competing in Missouri’s FIRST Tech Challenge state robotics championship held at S&T in March.
  • 36
    Teams of high school students competing in the Missouri State VEX Robotics Championship held at Missouri S&T in February.
  • 8
    Miner swimmers selected to compete in the NCAA Division II Championships in Indianapolis.