Professional degrees awarded

Ten honorary professional degrees were awarded during the Dec. 20 commencement exercises.

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Hydrogen power on display

A map of the nation’s hydrogen fueling stations shows the facilities dotting both coastlines. But you’ll see only one dot in the Midwest. That fueling station happens to be on Missouri S&T’s new E3 Commons. The site was a stop for several futuristic cars on a coast-to-coast road trip last August to showcase hydrogen as an alternative energy solution.

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Doctor No. 200

Naresh Sharma’s Ph.D. research on predicting and reducing warranty costs will likely benefit many companies in the future. But for now, it has helped Sharma earn a historic degree. In July, Sharma became the 200th person to receive a Ph.D. from Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department.

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London calling

When the British Broadcasting Corp. decided to explore what voters in the heart of America were thinking about the presidential election, they selected Missouri S&T as the site for a town hall-style forum that was broadcast worldwide on the BBC World Service radio program Newshour.

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Supermodelers

What do you get when you combine a team of seven students, one staff advisor, aerial photography and Google? A 3-D model of the Missouri S&T campus and the designation “supermodeler.”

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Briefly

A familiar face for financial assistance
For years, she recruited students. Now she’s helping them with their finances.

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Sen. Barack Obama addresses Rolla audience

Sen. Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate, conducted a town hall meeting at Missouri S&T on Wednesday, July 30. Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 1,500 people in the Student Recreation Center about energy, the economy and foreign affairs, then opened the floor to questions from the audience. As with any outside organization, the Obama campaign paid for the use of the facility. 

Student bewitches history scholars

What do religion, witchcraft and New York City have in common? Plenty,
if you ask Amanda Kamps, a junior in history at Missouri S&T.

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Bronzing St. Pat

The old statue of St. Patrick that used to be in the library is gone. It has been shipped to New York, where it will be used as a mold for the creation of a new, bronzed statue.

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Solar road warriors

Long summer trips often take a toll on road warriors. This is especially true when the road trip in question is a 2,400-mile journey through two countries over 10 days — while going an average speed of about 45 mph.

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