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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Virtual team wins international competition

A team of Missouri S&T graduate students – separated geographically
but united via the Internet – matched wits and skills with seven larger
teams from the United States and Canada to win the 2nd International
HEC Montreal ERP Simulation Game in June.

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‘Speak out on technical issues,’ says commencement speaker

In his spring commencement address May 17 at Missouri S&T, William Wulf, former president of the National Academy of Engineering, told almost 600 graduating seniors that they have a responsibility to speak out on technical issues, perhaps even run for public office.

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Honorary professional degrees awarded

  • Samuel D. Conzone, MS CerE’96, PhD CerE’99
  • David A. Dillard, EMch’76, MS EMch’78
  • John W. Edwards, CE’72
  • Gary L. Foutch, ChE’76, MS ChE’77, PhD ChE’80
  • Thomas F. Hughes, EMgt’91
  • Alan S. Kornacki, GGph’74
  • Jeffrey L. Theerman, CE’80
  • Christopher A. Thomason, ME’85
  • Benjamin P. Winter, MetE’80
  • Michael E. Woessner, CE’76