Our Alumni of Influence

20161105_alumni_of_influence_so_0230Missouri S&T launched a new tradition in 2011 when we honored our first Alumni of Influence. That initiative was a combined effort by the alumni, faculty, staff and students who selected our inaugural honorees. For this year’s celebration, we asked a committee made up of our 2011 honorees to review nominations and make recommendations. We thank those who served on the selection committee, and we salute our full delegation — 2011 and 2016 honorees — for your high achievement, inspired leadership and dedicated service.

Greening mines

Working in the Baker Greenhouse on the roof of Missouri S&T’s Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, researchers are growing plants in mine tailings and studying whether the addition of nutrient-rich biosolids helps promotes growth. [Read more…]

Formula for success

Missouri S&T’s Formula Car Design Team won first place out of 30 teams at the Formula North competition in June in Barrie, Ontario. [Read more…]

Explaining atomic motion

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri S&T physicist hopes to better understand how environmental factors affect atoms and their components. [Read more…]

Student essay shows how women succeed at S&T

If you know a woman who is on the fence about whether Missouri S&T is the right school for her, Elizabeth Mulina will tell her that S&T is a place where women can succeed. [Read more…]

Exploring other cultures

Camel rides, colorful floats, a parade of flags from over 80 countries and foods from around the world are just part of the explosion of international culture that comes to the streets of downtown Rolla every September for Celebration of Nations. This was the seventh year for the annual event.

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Built for speed

Most high school guidance counselors encourage prospective college students to apply to as many as eight schools — from dream destinations to likely matches to safe selections where the odds of acceptance are sky-high. [Read more…]

Building a better battery

The battery in your cell phone and laptop may one day hold a longer charge thanks to the work of Xinhua Liang, an assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T. [Read more…]

Horatio Alger Scholar finds a home at S&T

After spending most of her youth living off and on with relatives, Mikayla Bridgewater was homeless at age 15 — just days before her sophomore year of high school was to begin. [Read more…]

ASM toolkit supports materials science and engineering

Missouri S&T was one of three colleges to receive a materials design software and database package called the American Society for Metals Materials Genome Toolkit. [Read more…]