Grad school and beyond

Few would dispute that Missouri S&T’s reputation for providing an outstanding undergraduate education is strong. [Read more…]

A future in control

As a high school senior, George Leno Holmes Jr., ME’16, saw two clear paths for life after graduation. “I was either going to join the Air Force or become a mechanic,” he says. [Read more…]

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…]

Miners give back

Just as a stone tossed into a lake can create ripples that turn into waves, so too can a single, well-placed gift make an impact greater than its initial intent.
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Miners of invention

The next time you pour a glass of milk, buy a toothbrush or fill your gas tank, thank a Miner. There’s a good chance that a fellow graduate invented something that keeps your milk fresh, your toothbrush packaging streamlined or your fuel from spilling onto the pavement. [Read more…]

Idaho dirt

A key ingredient for an herbicide that protects crops from weeds originates from a dark, dirt-like substance mined in Idaho. Molly Prickett, EnvE’13, is responsible for making certain that substance, phosphate, is mined and processed in an environmentally safe manner.

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Special Unit Ops

The Unit Operations Laboratory is an essential part of every chemical and biochemical engineering student’s education. “Unit Ops” is where students learn to apply the theory of process engineering in a practical, hands-on way. It’s also the place where students, working together on projects, forge long-standing friendships, says Bipin Doshi, ChE’62, MS ChE’63. [Read more…]

Redefining research: new roles for government, corporate sponsors

CoverImage_small_frontLike many schools in the United States, Missouri S&T came of age as a research university during the U.S.-Soviet “Space Race” of the 1960s. Back then, much of the research conducted on campus was funded by the federal government and usually involved the practical application of knowledge to meet specific needs. Today, most research conducted at S&T is still “applied” in nature, but the clients have changed. The private sector has become a significant source of research funding for Missouri S&T, and many expect that trend to continue – here in Rolla and in university research labs throughout the U.S. How this shift in funding affects the role of U.S. research universities is a subject that is generating interest not just at S&T, but across our nation. [Read more…]

Dianna Meyers: In it for the long run

DiannaMeyersAs a consultant for Accenture, Dianna Meyers spends a lot of time on the road. But that hectic pace doesn’t keep her from hitting the pavement in her running shoes.

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Dancing with code

It’s no surprise that Marquia Lewis decided to study computer science in college. “I was around computers all the time growing up, and I really like them,” says Lewis, a sophomore whose mother, a software engineer for the Boeing Co. in St. Louis, also majored in computer science.

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