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.

Rebuilding communities

As a single mother paying her way through college, Stephanie Hall’s early lessons in hard work weren’t confined to Missouri S&T classrooms.

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The game of history

S&T military historian John C. McManus says he’s noticed that many students who are interested in military history were first exposed to the subject through video games. [Read more…]

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.

Golf returns to S&T

This past fall marked the first year since 2003 that Missouri S&T fielded a men’s golf team, and the first year ever for a women’s golf team. [Read more…]

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

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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.