Distance is only a number

Long distances may separate Miners from their alma mater, but as the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Two thousand miles away from Rolla, Margaret Bowman, CE’13, continues to learn at and support the university from which she recently graduated, even though she thought she would never continue her education. Thanks to her employer’s education assistance program, she’s now pursuing a graduate degree. [Read more…]

Mastering business

After deciding to pursue a master’s degree to open up more career opportunities, Jeffrey Jenkins, MBA’16, chose Missouri S&T on the recommendation of his brother, recent Rolla graduate Jared Jenkins, BAdm’12, Econ’12. [Read more…]

Teaching and learning

Many graduate students work at the university as lecturers or graduate teaching assistants. And, most get time to prepare and have a certain mentality or “game face” when heading into their classrooms. For Mariah Covington, teaching and learning sometimes blur together. [Read more…]

Robert Buehler: Mapping a path to success

When Garmin International Inc. opened its branch office at Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center in Innovation Park in December 2012, the company was simply looking for students interested in software engineering to take part in semester-long part-time internships. [Read more…]

Miner Challenge: Breaking the spring break stereotype

Miners give back in many ways. Many of our students give back by participating in Miner Challenge, a week-long alternative spring break program. Miner Challenge gives students a chance to help individuals and communities affected by issues like poverty, a lack of access to education, homelessness and natural disasters. For 73 Missouri S&T students, their 2016 spring break took them to small, underprivileged areas in states like Kentucky and Louisiana instead of the typical South Padre Island or Fort Lauderdale party scenes. [Read more…]

Sean Cheng: Booming biotechnology

To support students in biotechnology and give back to the mentor who had helped guide his academic career, Xiaoliang “Sean” Cheng, PhD Chem’10, recently founded a scholarship for chemistry or biology students who partner with faculty on research conducted in the Center for Single Nanoparticle, Single Cell and Single Molecule Monitoring at S&T. [Read more…]

Why should I care about cybersecurity?

The increasing reliance on computer systems has made cybersecurity a growing concern. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked Cristina Serban, MS CSci’93, PhD CSci’96, a researcher with the Chief Security Office at AT&T and holder of five patents for various security systems, about the industry, its history and what the future has in store for information security. [Read more…]

Non-stop innovation

Dan Scott, MetE’70, holds 105 patents, the second-most in his employer’s history. He has 55 more that are pending examination and over 400 international counterparts to his U.S. patents. [Read more…]

Aysen Malone: Guiding the next generation

FIRST Robotics mentor Aysen Malone works with a team at Rolla High School on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015.        Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

FIRST Robotics mentor Aysen Malone works with a team at Rolla High School on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Incoming junior engineering student Aysen Malone knows that a strong mentor can leave a lasting impression on a person. Inspired by her own first mentor, she returns to the high school she graduated from twice a week to help support its robotics teams.

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Miner munchies

Frito-Lay’s Topeka, Kan., plant operates 24 hours a day. So while most of us are sleeping, Catherine Swift, ME’10, is monitoring 10 production lines and the 59 automated packaging tubes that take raw ingredients like corn and potatoes and turn them into bagged snack foods, ready for supermarket shelves.

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