Hello [real] world

The first program a computer science student writes outputs the message “Hello world” on a display device. It’s designed to teach basic syntax for constructing a working program. Now finished with her degree, this computer science graduate, pictured during December 2015 commencement ceremonies, is ready for the “real” world. [Read more…]

Totally tubular

No prior experience is necessary for students who compete in the annual inner tube water polo tournament in the Gale Bullman pool. Teamwork, creativity and improvisation are key for players as they have to learn how to navigate the pool and find the back of the net to score.

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A 10-acre classroom

Southwest of Rolla, 10 acres of land once farmed by some of the area’s earliest settlers is now being explored by pioneers of a different sort — Missouri S&T students. [Read more…]

Igniting innovation

Over the course of their S&T career, graduating seniors Cori Hatley and Eric Fallon have learned a lot about entrepreneurship and innovation. But that wasn’t always the case. Like many of their fellow students, they were interested in these topics when they first arrived on campus, but they didn’t know how to find out about what resources were available. [Read more…]

Customizing English comp

Remember your English composition class? Most likely, you had to choose a random theme, research your idea and write an analytical paper. Today, students in the newly redesigned Writing and Research course write on topics in their own field of study — topics that interest them. [Read more…]

Save the date: the 2016 Alumni of Influence Gala

Ten Miners will be recognized for their lasting impact on the university, their professions and the wider world when Missouri S&T hosts the 2016 Alumni of Influence Gala on Nov. 5.  Join us for a celebration of innovation, exploration, leadership and impact as we honor these Miners for their lasting contributions to our university and the wider world.

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History in the making: Larry Gragg on chronicling the S&T story

In 2020, Missouri S&T will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. Among the many activities and projects planned to commemorate the sesquicentennial is a new history book of the university. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor of history, is writing the book and is seeking submissions from alumni about their experiences on campus through the years. We asked him about the project.
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Cruising the surface of Mars

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You may one day have the chance to cruise the surface of Mars in a rover designed by an S&T student. The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team took 10th place this fall in an international competition in Poland with their rover Horizon. The students competed against 40 teams from around the world in a contest to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers.

Promoting peace

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In observance of International Day of Peace, Missouri S&T students held a candlelight vigil outside the Havener Center on Sept. 21. The event was designed to promote peace and the absence of war and violence. Information on how to respond to domestic violence and resources for victims of violence also were available.

Honoring donors and volunteers

Missouri S&T’s Honor Roll of Donors and Volunteers for fiscal year 2015 is now available online at honorroll.mst.edu. The listing recognizes contributions and service from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.

Through the Honor Roll, Missouri S&T acknowledges the philanthropic and volunteer support that continues to move our university forward. Thank you to the alumni, friends, corporate and foundation partners, faculty, staff, students, parents and others who fill our registry with Miner Pride.