2016 Miner Alumni Association Awards

Alumni Achievement

Jorge Ochoa, ME’85, principal engineer, Exponent Inc.

Craig Barnes, CE’78, executive director of technology strategy, Cummins (retired)

Distinguished Young Alumni

Xiaoliang Cheng, PhD Chem’10, president, Wuhan Quality Life Technology Co.

Kate Wasem, MetE’99, vice president, G&S Foundry

Alumni Merit

John Lovitt, CSci’70, chief executive officer, Pattern Insight (retired); adjunct professor, Missouri S&T

John Lovitt

John Lovitt

Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service

Pamela Leitterman, Math’75, marketing program manager, Hewlett-Packard Co. (retired)

Pamela Leitterman

Pamela Leitterman

Frank H. Mackaman Volunteer Service

Tom Feger, CE’69, special consultant, Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Tom Feger

Tom Feger

Honorary Life Member

Bill Kennedy, president and CEO, Kennedy Metal Products & Building Inc.

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Bill Kennedy

Class of ’42 Distinguished Teaching Award

Jillian Beth Schmidt, assistant teaching professor,  mechanical and aerospace engineering

Jillian Schmidt

Jillian Schmidt

Around the Puck

Generous partners complete ACML fundraising

Thanks to an investment from the University of Missouri System, major gifts from industry partners and alumni support, S&T will break ground on the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) on Oct. 12, during Homecoming weekend.

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Alumni help with sesquicentennial planning

Seven alumni, including three Miner Alumni Association board members, have been named to Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial advisory committee. The group is made up of graduates, students, faculty, staff and community members who are involved in planning the university’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.

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Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce […]

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Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

Missouri State Capitol muralist Thomas Hart Benton wrote in his memoir about being called into then-Gov. Guy Park’s office and told that a prominent St. Louis politician objected to Benton’s portrayal of black people, especially depictions of slavery.

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Breaking bias

According to Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at S&T, women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM.

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