Honoring new academy members

In October, 12 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in the fall, others in the spring.

Academy of Computer Science

  • Aaron Cook, CSci’77

Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers

  • John M. Berger, ME’68
  • Vinisha Clark, ME’91, MS EMgt’93
  • Daniel Jaspering, MS ME’84
  • Nick C. Mehta, MS ME’62, PhD ME’67
  • Robert B. Oetting, ME’55, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering (honorary)
  • Ronald A. Rosner, AE’89
  • Bradley W. Sexton, AE’87

Academy of Miner Athletics

  • Jennifer Jansen, ME’91, basketball and softball
  • Mike Kissing, MetE’69, track and field
  • Richard Rosenkoetter, ChE’69, track and field
  • Melissa Talley, CE’93, softball and track and field

Letter to the editor

Each issue I always take special notice of the alumni who have most recently passed. The vast majority of the older alumni served their country during times of conflict and went on to complete long careers, often with only one or two companies. Although I am saddened by the passing of a great generation of men and women, I greatly appreciate being reminded of the service and sacrifices those before us made. Many of these same folks are those that helped grow our university to what it is today.

Will Kirby, CE’08, ArchE’08
Overland Park, Kan.

Boeing welcomes CASB students

Eight Missouri S&T students in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) explored career opportunities during a November visit to the Boeing headquarters in St. Louis. [Read more…]

Wanna grab a bite?

What was your favorite off-campus place to eat during your time in Rolla? [Read more…]

Invitation to comment for reaccreditation

Missouri S&T seeks comments about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Missouri S&T will host a visit by an HLC team on Oct. 8–9, 2018. The team will review Missouri S&T’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s criteria for accreditation. [Read more…]

Save the date: Homecoming 2018

Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2018, Oct. 12–13. Homecoming is the perfect reason to return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and enjoy the Miner spirit! More details will be published in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. Make plans now to attend. For hotel information, visit mineralumni.com/homecoming.

Faculty fellows

Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1991, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was honored for her work in palynology — the study of organic-walled microfossils like pollen and spores — and her efforts in educating the next generation of earth scientists. Oboh-Ikuenobe is a professor of geology and geophysics.

David Van Aken, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of metallurgical engineering, was named an ASM International fellow for his development of new manganese steels for lightweight military armor and automotive steel.

Plants as water monitors

By designing a new protein for a common plant, Missouri S&T students can identify contaminated groundwater in the environment and assure homeowners that their drinking water is clean from pollutants. [Read more…]

A life of service at home and abroad

Lydia Aiken has had a longtime interest in other cultures and compassion for people from different backgrounds. And when she graduates from Missouri S&T, she hopes to carry that compassion and understanding into a career with the U.S. Foreign Service. [Read more…]

EWB completes Guatemala project

After nearly a decade of work, a small Guatemalan village can now count on clean drinking water thanks to the Missouri S&T student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). [Read more…]