Johnson returns to alma mater

Rebecca Johnson, CerE’83, MS EMgt’92, PhD EMgt’99, retired deputy to the commanding general and retired senior executive of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began a new assignment as executive director of development for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T on Sept. 11.
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Hernandez inspires future engineers

Emily Hernandez, EE’16, a Ph.D. student in electrical and electronics engineering at Stanford University, discussed her efforts to encourage young people to pursue an education in a field related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the July 17 issue of The Institute, an online publication of IEEE.


Hernandez mentors pre-university students in California who are interested in a STEM field. She has worked in youth outreach since she was a high school student, when she first mentored young girls at a camp for engineering. That initial spark encouraged her to be creative and unafraid of failure — lessons she tries to instill in all her students.

Water, water everywhere and here’s a drop to drink

Andrea DuMont wants to set free the engineer inside.


“My mission is to encourage and empower young women and girls who might be interested in the field of engineering and help to foster social enthusiasm for the lifestyle,” says DuMont, GeoE’11.

A self-described water engineer by day and independent blogger by lunch break, DuMont has a website called thewatermarkblog.com and an Instagram account @dumontandi. On them, an aspiring engineer can find stories about computational fluid dynamics, spicy sweet potato chipotle chili — and “drinking recycled poopwater.”

That last topic rates high on the ick meter, but “if it’s good enough for astronauts, it’s good enough for me,” DuMont says. In easy-to-understand language, complete with graphics, she explains how wastewater can be turned into potable water that comes out of your tap. With natural aquifers being depleted around the globe, DuMont predicts that treating wastewater will become more ordinary — and more necessary.

Demystifying engineering and showing how it benefits the world is all part of DuMont’s mission.

“I’ve been working lately to get the message out that, ‘Hey this is what female engineers do,’” she says. “It’s not just math in cubicles all day long.”

Alumni give back with Honeywell Harvesters

Harvesters is a local food bank that serves 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T) participates in about one service event with Harvesters every month, and Missouri S&T alumni hold an event every March to celebrate St. Pat’s and give back to the community. [Read more…]

Reidmeyer receives new advocate award

Mary Reidmeyer, CerE’78, MS CerE’84, PhD CerE’89, teaching professor of ceramic engineering and outreach coordinator in materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, is the inaugural recipient of the university’s Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award. [Read more…]

Calling 1964–68 Miner Football Players

Gene Ricker, NDD’68, Bill Henehan, EE’68, and Bob Yates ask that all players of this era make a special effort to attend Homecoming this year.

For more information contact: Gene Ricker at 525-979-4035 or GR925@msn.com, Bill Henehan at 217-477-1451 or Bob Yates at 214-477-1451.

No pain, no gain

Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places, even in the middle of a Chicago street. [Read more…]

The traveler

Up until last summer, Heather Castelli, ME’17, had visited more foreign countries than U.S. states. [Read more…]

Alumna ventures into the unknown

Hannah Mills, ME’16, couldn’t imagine herself overseeing a production line or sitting in an office cubicle. [Read more…]

Sunrayce ’99 jacket makes triumphant return

When Mike Hunter, Math’99, decided to donate his Solar Car Team Sunrayce ’99 jacket to the Missouri S&T archives, it wasn’t necessarily for altruistic reasons. [Read more…]