St. Pat’s 2018

For a few days in March, the S&T campus and the Rolla community paint the town green. Here are a few scenes from the 110th Best Ever St. Pat’s.

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Trick-or-Treat, Joe Miner

The Miner Alumni Association participated in Rolla’s annual Trick-or-Treat on Pine Street, where local downtown businesses hand out candy on Halloween night. Joe Miner proved to be a big attraction as he posed for photos and provided treats for local children.

A golden return

The Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Golden Alumni Reunion May 15–16 at Hasselmann Alumni House. [Read more…]

Save the date: Homecoming 2018

Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2018, Oct. 12–13. Homecoming is the perfect reason to return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and enjoy the Miner spirit! More details will be published in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. Make plans now to attend. For hotel information, visit mineralumni.com/homecoming.

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.    

What the Hex?

William Heimsoth, ME’11, and Aaron Attebery, ME’10, MS ME’12, designed a hexagonal beer pong cup they call the Hexcup. The cup’s honeycomb-inspired design allows for tighter “racks,” which means less space between cups. Hexcups are also top-rack dishwasher safe and have a creased coaster design that breaks the surface tension of the cup to prevent the cups from “ghosting,” or floating on slick, beer-soaked tables.

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Space case

Otto Schnarr, CSci’09 , Math’10 (right), is a principal investigator for NASA’s Advanced Data Acquisition and Telemetry System in the Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. His work was recently highlighted in a feature story. Schnarr is helping develop a communication system that could be used to assist aircraft with super-fast data transmission while using half the bandwidth of traditional methods. The new system can move 40 megabits per second, which is the equivalent of streaming eight high-definition movies from an online service each second, says Schnarr.

Lifesaving flood relief

At one point during the heavy rain that fell across southern Missouri this past April, the only thing volunteer first responder Dan Israel, CE’83, could see from his back porch was the swollen North Fork River — a river that usually flows 100 yards from his house.

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A collection of green

What began as Michael Greenway’s dream to own a St. Pat’s sweatshirt from every year they were produced ended this past summer when his father-in-law, Larry Stratman, Econ’78, found a 1964 sweatshirt — the only one missing from the collection — for sale in Sun City, Ariz. Greenway, NDD, had hoped to complete the collection by the 100th Best Ever, but some of the shirts were a challenge to locate. [Read more…]