Archives for July 2016

No experience necessary

The term experiential learning may be a recent invention, but our reputation for preparing students for the real world through a hands-on approach to education extends back to our founding nearly 150 years ago. [Read more…]

Bonnie Wilt: the science of softball

Softball is a sport of nuances. The slightest shift in a batter’s stance or in the angle of a pitcher’s arm can have a profound impact on an at-bat, a game — and sometimes, a season. [Read more…]

Meet the 2020 graduate prototype

The 2020 graduate will already have experience with many of the same challenges faced by those in the workforce. We know students can’t take advantage of every experiential learning option, but they can choose an opportunity that best fits their interests — or even come up with their own. That’s how every student will complete at least one significant experiential learning activity before crossing the stage at graduation. And it’s what gives Miners a competitive edge in the marketplace. [Read more…]

Josh Pribe leading by example

Josh Pribe, ME’16, spent three years of college knee-deep in residential life leadership. He wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. [Read more…]

A better campus

Students involved in the Better Campus Competition worked throughout the 2015–16 academic year to create and prototype the next great campus innovation.  [Read more…]

Sparking innovation

It was hot. Really hot. Desert hot. And Jason Nolte, ME’05, MS ME’07, was hot. Really hot. Desert hot. [Read more…]

Thomas R. Voss named to Board of Curators

Thomas R. Voss, EE’69, of Eureka, Mo., the former chief executive officer of Ameren Corp., was recently appointed to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Voss’s business experience gives him a valuable perspective as a curator, says Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, as does his “passion and experience in leading transformational diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

Voss is now chair of Smart Wires, a global grid optimization company based in the San Francisco Bay area. He previously served as chair of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and led the chamber during its nine-month national search for a president and CEO.

Voss is a member of the Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Order of the Golden Shillelagh. A former member of the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees, Voss resigned from that board upon accepting Nixon’s nomination to the Board of Curators.

Lending a Hand

The St. Louis Section showed the true spirit of Miner Pride on May 21 as alumni and their families landscaped the  grounds of the Thomas Dunn Learning Center (TDLC) in St. Louis. TDLC offers free or low-cost programs in education, enrichment, cultural, supportive and life-skill categories for people of all ages.

Advice from the corporate world

Missouri S&T made a commitment to building stronger relationships with its corporate partners when John Eash joined the S&T staff last August as executive director of corporate relations. [Read more…]

Elgin’s book reflects on Vietnam experiences

Far from his usual books on surveying, Dick Elgin’s latest work, Shoulda Played the Flute, is a memoir of his time in Army aviation, including a year flying helicopter combat missions in Vietnam. [Read more…]