From trucker to teacher

Daniel Field was driving a truck when inspiration struck — and that took him from Southern California to Missouri S&T. [Read more…]

Long road

Being the best can be as much a curse as a blessing. Laura Bartlett, MetE’08, PhD MetE’13, Robert V. Wolf Professor in Metallurgical Engineering at Missouri S&T, is living proof. [Read more…]

Sparking innovation

It was hot. Really hot. Desert hot. And Jason Nolte, ME’05, MS ME’07, was hot. Really hot. Desert hot. [Read more…]

Taking a gamble

“One-armed bandits” have become highly technical games thanks in part to two S&T alumni. Charles Berg and Robert Miodunski both hold patents in the casino gaming industry. [Read more…]

Automative inventions

The Center for Automotive Research estimates that 3 to 5 percent of all patents granted in the U.S. are awarded to the auto industry, with as many as 5,000 patents awarded every year. Miner alumni are responsible for several of those. Here are a few examples. [Read more…]

How ideas bloom

Joseph G. Straeter, PetE’83, has spent his life tinkering, modifying, improving — inventing — and his work has made him one of the most prolific Miner inventors. From the flower fields to the oil fields, Straeter’s patents at last count total over 500. [Read more…]

A voice for toys

Bill Jacobs, ME’64, is fluent in at least two “languages.”

“I tell people I’m bilingual,” he says. “I can work in metal and plastics.” [Read more…]

Furnished with gratitude

Bill, PetE’53, and June Patterson provided the baby grand piano in Hasselmann Alumni House, among other gifts to the Miner Alumni Association.

Bill, PetE’53, and June Patterson provided the baby grand piano in Hasselmann Alumni House, among other gifts to the Miner Alumni Association.

From its groundbreaking on April 23, 2010, to the grand opening in March 2015, Hasselmann Alumni House was conceived and built thanks to the support from our alumni — some 57,000 strong — and from friends who know what an asset Missouri S&T is to our region, our nation, our world. [Read more…]

A flight of generosity

20150428 Hasselmann Alumni House 006Located just past the Miner Alumni Association’s Berry Welcome Center, the Order of the Golden Shillelagh Grand Staircase has 19 steps — 20 if you count the landing halfway down. Its rich, dark finish and ornate newel posts make the staircase more than a functional element. It’s a showcase of the craftsmanship present throughout Hasselmann Alumni House.

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Vision makes a house come to life

The Hasselmann Alumni House Donor Dinner on Thursday March 12, 2015.              Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Hasselmann Alumni House Donor Dinner on Thursday March 12, 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The central gathering place in Hasselmann Alumni House — the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall — is named for two men with a vision for the future of the Miner Alumni Association. Although they’re no longer with us, their generosity is a big reason why the house now stands as a welcoming destination for alumni and guests the world over. [Read more…]