Archives for March 2018

“Alex’s Pizza, of course!”

We asked about your favorite place to eat, and boy did you respond. It was such an overwhelming response that Larry Gragg, author of Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial history book, was inspired to write about it.
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And the Jackling Award goes to …

Samuel Frimpong, professor and chairman department of mining and nuclear engineering

Samuel Frimpong, the Robert H. Quenon Missouri Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering at Missouri S&T, received the Daniel C. Jackling Award during the 2018 Annual SME Conference and Expo in Minneapolis in February. He was honored for his contributions to education, research and professional development, and for his international recognition as an outstanding scholar in mining engineering.

An American in Paris

Shannon Fogg, chair and professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, spent the month of January in Paris as a visiting scholar at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, which is considered an international innovation hub for the social sciences. [Read more…]

Eash Family Gazebo dedicated

The September dedication of the Eash Family Gazebo at Hasselmann Alumni House celebrated the generosity of John Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, and his wife, Marie. They have provided endowment funding in support of the Miner Alumni Association and the mechanical and aerospace engineering department, as well as additional funds for the John and Marie Eash Scholarship Endowment for Aerospace Engineering, established in 2014. Members of the Eash family and friends gathered on Sept. 9 for the dedication. John, a past president of the Miner Alumni Association, is executive director of corporate relations for Missouri S&T and former division director for Supplier Quality Regional Operations for Boeing.

Zheng named Wilkens Professor

Yahong Rosa Zheng, a wireless communications expert and member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 2005, became the Roy A. Wilkens Missouri Telecommunications Professor at S&T on Sept. 1. [Read more…]

In the Navy

S&T military historian John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science, was appointed the Dr. Leo Shifrin Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy, a 10-month visiting professorship during the 2018–19 academic year. [Read more…]

Maples to continue through 2019

Christopher G. Maples, interim chancellor of S&T since May 2017, will continue to serve in that role through May 2019. [Read more…]

Alumni association celebrates grads

Hasselmann Alumni House is home to all kinds of events throughout the year, like the Grad Finale, held as the semester closes in May and December. With a “Miners on the Midway” theme, graduating seniors are treated to barbecue and other munchies while they compete for prizes playing carnival-style games like Plinko and a giant Jenga game. The graduates who attend are welcomed into the Miner Alumni Association.

Research on the fly

From U.S. Navy laboratories to battlefields in Afghanistan, researchers are lining up to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to detect unexploded landmines. [Read more…]

The science behind aesthetic appeal

Why do we like what we like? Aesthetics plays an important role in our lives — like deciding what to wear to work in the morning or what to listen to on your morning commute — but little is known about how we make these judgments. [Read more…]