Briefly

‘Miners in Space’ teams prepare for zero gravity
Two teams of Missouri S&T students will get to experience zero gravity in June as part of a NASA outreach program. One team will conduct welding experiments aboard NASA’s “Weightless Wonder” C-9 aircraft, while the other will test a refrigerant-based propulsion system in the microgravity environment.

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Experimenting with living cells

A team of Missouri S&T students recently created a breathalyzer using cultured yeast cells and an E. coli-infested bacterium that changes colors in response to the presence of sugar. But they weren’t trying to gross each other out with creepy inventions. They were participating in a competition at MIT last November.

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State of the university: Energy + environment = civilization

Chancellor John F. Carney III used that equation, conceived by Dick Stegemeier, PetE’50, in his Dec. 3 State of the University address to highlight how Missouri S&T is uniquely qualified to tackle the world’s energy and environmental issues.

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Ahead of the class

S&T ranked among top 20 for faculty research
Missouri S&T has one of the most productive research levels among universities that specialize in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a recent study by Academic Analytics of Stony Brook, N.Y.
Missouri S&T is ranked 14th among the nation’s specialized “STEM” (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) universities in Academic Analytics’ 2006-07 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index.

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Kandi Wieberg: A dream come true

Since she was a little girl, Kandi Wieberg dreamed of being a college softball player. Playing as second baseman for Missouri S&T’s softball team, she’s achieved her dream and much more.

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Holcombe earns all-region honors in cross country

Joffroi Holcombe’s, performance at the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional earned him all-region honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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Call him Mr. Touchdown

Miner wide receiver Ashton Gronewold was named to a pair of All-America teams for his play during the 2007 season, making him the first player in the university football program’s 115-year history to earn All-America honors in three different seasons.

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Miner swimmers win NSISC – again

The Missouri S&T swimming team won a second straight New South Intercollegiate Swimming Championship title in February in Cleveland, Miss., gaining several high finishes and their 12th and 13th national qualifiers in the process.
The Miners finished the meet with 830 1⁄2 points, well ahead of the 733 posted by runner-up Ouachita Baptist.

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It takes a solar village…

It takes several big trucks and a fair amount of logistical planning to ship a house to Washington, D.C.

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Industry comes calling: GM visits campus

Representatives of General Motors Corp. came to UMR Sept. 19 to discuss career opportunities with students and accept resumes for full-time, intern and cooperative positions.

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