2018 Homecoming Award Recipients

Alumni Achievement

1.  David Heikkinen, ME’93, founding partner and chief executive officer, Heikkinen Energy Advisors

2.  William Tedesco, GGph’97, vice president, Gulf of Mexico Explorations, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Alumni Merit

3.  Diane Butrus, CSci’85, chief operating officer, Diba Imports

4.  Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, Missouri S&T

Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service

5.  Dale Morse, EE’79, engineering group manager, General Motors (retired)

Distinguished Young Alumni

6.  Karen (Strothkamp) Hogan, EMgt’02, division manager-special projects, Turner Construction Co.

7.  Traci Walker, Hist’00, director of digital service procurement, United States Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Frank H. Mackaman Alumni Volunteer Service

8.  Dennis Leitterman, EE’76, MS EE’77, channel development manager, Hewlett-Packard Co. (retired)

Class of ’42 Excellence in Teaching

9.  Wenqing Hu, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Missouri S&T.

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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