Homecoming 2017

The Miner Alumni Association honored a select group of alumni during Homecoming for their accomplishments and their devotion to the association, the campus and its students. [Read more…]

Miner Move-In

Students and parents visit the Hasselmann Alumni House to check in to their residential hall to begin move in weekend. Photos by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Miner Alumni Association rolled out the red carpet at Hasselmann Alumni House on Aug. 12 for more than 1,000 freshmen, who kicked off Miner Move-In Day with a warm welcome from alumni and staff. “We were thrilled to see the alumni house filled with our newest Miners and their families,” says Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, assistant vice chancellor for University Advancement and executive vice president of the Miner Alumni Association.    

Simulating disaster

For the past 35 years, professional mine rescue teams from across the country have descended on Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine for a competition that is both friendly and a matter of life and death. [Read more…]

STEM-ed reboot

Project Lead The Way training at Missouri S&T

This fall, elementary, middle and high school students from around the country learned more about engineering and science fields because their teachers — nearly 600 of them — came to S&T for Project Lead The Way training.

Courses were held throughout the summer to teach K–12 educators how to better teach engineering, computer science and biomedical science to their students.

Wlezien named CEC dean

Richard Wlezien

Richard W. Wlezien, former Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University and a former researcher and program director at NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), became vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing on Aug. 1.

He succeeds Richard Brow, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering, who had served in an interim role since July 2016.

In print

Kathryn Northcut, professor and co-director of Missouri S&T’s technical communication programs, co-edited Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories and Pedagogies, which will be published by Routledge early in 2018.

Alumni take leadership roles in association

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 28, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members:

New members

  • John Stutsman, EE’77, Area 5
  • Kenneth Bandelier, EE’97, Areas 10–18
  • Jennifer Marshall, ME’96, Area 19

[Read more…]

A record year for tech transfer

Missouri S&T set a new record for the most money generated from patent royalties on commercialized inventions and products during the fiscal year that ended June 30, with $540,396 in royalty income — more than double the amount received in 2013. [Read more…]

Alumni honored at commencement

Two Miner alumni were honored with the Award of Professional Distinction during May 2017 commencement ceremonies. The awards recognize graduates for professional achievement. Recipients are:

  • Richard Bausell, ChE’70, of Chesterfield, Mo., retired vice president of URS Corp.’s Pipeline and Power Business Line.
  • Delores James Hinkle, PetE’75, of Houston, retired director of corporate reserves for Marathon Oil.

S&T completes successful fundraising year

Missouri S&T received $14.7 million in charitable gifts and pledges during the fiscal year that ended June 30. [Read more…]