Katelyn Brinker advances the future of space exploration

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launches its mission to explore Jupiter’s moons in 2022, the ambitious effort will stay connected to Earth thanks in part to the work of Mars Rover Design Team member Katelyn Brinker. [Read more…]

Following opportunity wherever it may rove

Michael Bouchard’s interest in Mars — and Mars rovers — didn’t end when he left Rolla. [Read more…]

In Rolla, a medical initiative takes root

Dr. Nuran Ercal wishes something like the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) had existed when she first joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1993. [Read more…]

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…]