50 years of teaching excellence

In 1968, Yale University announced it would admit women for the first time, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and young people were grooving to The Rascals’ hit “People Got to be Free.”

On Sept. 1 of that same year, Gerald Cohen and Gary Long joined the S&T faculty. [Read more…]

Pouring the cornerstone on a better future

The donors who paved the way to a $6.5 million lab expansion in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall gathered in October to pour the cornerstone on the Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory. [Read more…]

How many blasts can a mine seal take?

Kyle Perry is building a cannon to blast things like concrete blocks, hard hats and roof bolts at concrete seals in coal mine tunnels, all to test how well those seals withstand high-speed projectiles. [Read more…]

Save the date: 111th Best Ever

All alumni, friends and guests are invited to attend the 111th St. Pat’s pre-parade party on Saturday, March 16, at Hasselmann Alumni House, 1100 N. Pine St. in Rolla. A complimentary breakfast will be served before the parade along with a cash bar serving beer, bloody marys and mimosas. Make plans to travel to Rolla for St. Pat’s or attend one of the section events in your area. Help make the 111th St. Pat’s the Best Ever!

S&T moves to ‘highly selective’ admissions status

In June, the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved Missouri S&T’s request to be designated as “highly selective” in admission criteria. This makes S&T one of only two public universities in the state with this designation. Truman State University is the other. [Read more…]

Nidec gives EE lab a $100K boost

A $100,000 gift from St. Louis-based Nidec Motor Corp. will fund the relocation and expansion of the undergraduate power laboratory in Emerson Hall, which houses the electrical and computer engineering department. The gift will also support lab equipment upgrades. [Read more…]

Inspired to scholarship

Never underestimate the power of a protest song. It might not spur everyone to join a cause, but it can influence people in unexpected ways.

For Nicholas Villanueva, Hist’06, that inspiration came one day during a history class at S&T when the instructor, assistant professor Petra DeWitt, Hist’96, played Barry McGuire’s 1965 social protest song “Eve of Destruction.” [Read more…]

A Wish come true

Fifteen-year-old Zackrie’s dream to visit Atlantis Paradise Island, a resort in the Bahamas, came true when the S&T athletics department and Chi Omega fraternity helped Make-A-Wish Missouri grant his wish. Zackrie has a condition that led to kidney failure and a recent kidney transplant. Make-A-Wish Foundation is the official charity of NCAA Division II and its national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and is Chi Omega’s national philanthropy of choice. He is seen here giving a fist-bump to Rolla Mayor Lou Magdits during the Make-A-Wish reveal on campus in March.

Generous partners complete ACML fundraising

Thanks to an investment from the University of Missouri System, major gifts from industry partners and alumni support, S&T will break ground on the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) on Oct. 12, during Homecoming weekend. [Read more…]

Alumni help with sesquicentennial planning

Seven alumni, including three Miner Alumni Association board members, have been named to Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial advisory committee. The group is made up of graduates, students, faculty, staff and community members who are involved in planning the university’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration. [Read more…]