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…]

Welcome to myMinerboard

Being a Miner has never been easier. Because now your account information is available on myMinerboard, your one-click, at-a-glance personal dashboard. Use myMinerboard to update your profile information, register for events, report your volunteer service, check your engagement overview or review your giving history. To view myMinerboard, go to give.mst.edu/dashboard. You must be registered with the online community to access your account. Questions? Contact Patti Chism, director of advancement services, at chismp@mst.edu or 573-341-4777.

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…]

Golden Alumni return to S&T

On May 16–17, the Miner Alumni Association and Missouri S&T welcomed back 59 alumni and guests from the Class of 1967 to celebrate their Golden Alumni Reunion. Guests visited the Kummer Student Design Center and the hot glass shop during their campus tour. Alumni also toured their academic departments and heard a campus update from Robert J. Marley, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. The two-day event culminated with a re-enactment of the graduates’ commencement ceremony when they officially earned the title of Golden Alumni.

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…]