Miner memories

In a letter published in a June 1945 issue of the student newspaper, the Missouri Miner, then-Dean Curtis Laws Wilson, Hon’46, wrote to editor Charles W. “Bill” Bennett to speak up for disgruntled faculty members who felt they were being treated unfairly in the Miner. Believing the university would run more smoothly if the faculty and students got along, the faculty voted to require the editor to report directly to the faculty through Wilson. [Read more…]

Josh Pribe leading by example

Josh Pribe, ME’16, spent three years of college knee-deep in residential life leadership. He wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. [Read more…]

Cailey Baker: Catching Miners

Miner softball catcher Cailey Baker loves the excitement of playing behind the plate. [Read more…]

Household items

Take a look around your house. How many things you see were patented by Miner alumni? Maybe more than you think. Here are just a few examples of household Miner inventions.

The air up there

Before the era of jet planes, scientists didn’t realize that thunderstorm cells could stretch as high as 90,000 feet into the atmosphere. [Read more…]

Building a better finger trap

When designing parachutes, engineers need to include attachments that are both strong and easily packed into small and sometimes awkward spaces, says Julie Martin, AE’07. [Read more…]

Yogurt fix

More than 18,000 servings of Yoplait dairy products are consumed around the world every minute. Many of those servings come from the Carson, Calif., General Mills plant, which sits right in the middle of metropolitan Los Angeles. Plant manager Mike Noble oversees the production facility, which helps the brand produce the more than 11 different types of yogurt and over 85 flavors available across the Yoplait product line.

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Chili man

Larry Eastep, CE’69, MS CE’76, started cooking chili competitively in the early ’90s. He competes five to 10 times a year, making everything from traditional red chili to chili verde and salsa in 18 states and Canada. Eastep is considered a Grand Master Cook by the International Chili Society (ICS).

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A perfect match

When former Chancellor John F. Carney III issued a challenge to chemical engineering alumni to help fund a new chemical and biochemical engineering building, a group of alumni at ExxonMobil took action. [Read more…]

Sandy Simmons-Gamble: Meeting a 20/20 challenge

When Milton L. Simmons, CerE’49, died in 2005, his daughter knew she wanted to do something special to honor his memory. [Read more…]