St. Pat’s 2018

For a few days in March, the S&T campus and the Rolla community paint the town green. Here are a few scenes from the 110th Best Ever St. Pat’s.

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The STEM Monologues highlights hurdles faced by women in STEM

Last fall, Jeanne Stanley, an associate professor of theater at S&T, called out the challenges women face in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in The STEM Monologues, a play she wrote and directed. [Read more…]

Six portraits

In 2015, French artist Marie-Hélène Le Ny spent four days on the Missouri S&T campus, displaying her work and photographing and interviewing some of S&T’s female faculty. Six of those photographs hung in a Paris gallery this past winter. [Read more…]

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.

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

In print

Nancy J. Stone, professor of psychological science at Missouri S&T, published Introduction to Human Factors: Applying Psychology to Design.

Gerald Cohen, professor of German and Russian at Missouri S&T, co-authored Origin of Kibosh.

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…]

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…]

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.

A golden return

The Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Golden Alumni Reunion May 15–16 at Hasselmann Alumni House. [Read more…]