No experience necessary

The term experiential learning may be a recent invention, but our reputation for preparing students for the real world through a hands-on approach to education extends back to our founding nearly 150 years ago. [Read more…]

Bonnie Wilt: the science of softball

Softball is a sport of nuances. The slightest shift in a batter’s stance or in the angle of a pitcher’s arm can have a profound impact on an at-bat, a game — and sometimes, a season. [Read more…]

Miner Challenge: Breaking the spring break stereotype

Miners give back in many ways. Many of our students give back by participating in Miner Challenge, a week-long alternative spring break program. Miner Challenge gives students a chance to help individuals and communities affected by issues like poverty, a lack of access to education, homelessness and natural disasters. For 73 Missouri S&T students, their 2016 spring break took them to small, underprivileged areas in states like Kentucky and Louisiana instead of the typical South Padre Island or Fort Lauderdale party scenes. [Read more…]

Nick McGraw: Volunteering, one subscriber at a time

When Nick McGraw, EMgt’15, launched his YouTube channel, Nick’s Perspective, he pledged to do one hour of community service for each subscriber to
his channel. [Read more…]

Sean Cheng: Booming biotechnology

To support students in biotechnology and give back to the mentor who had helped guide his academic career, Xiaoliang “Sean” Cheng, PhD Chem’10, recently founded a scholarship for chemistry or biology students who partner with faculty on research conducted in the Center for Single Nanoparticle, Single Cell and Single Molecule Monitoring at S&T. [Read more…]

Academies in action: answering the call to lead and serve

They are trusted advisors and true believers, stakeholders and sounding boards, investors and advocates — and most of all proud Miners. Who are these champions? They’re members of Missouri S&T’s eight academies, and they’re using their superpowers to make a difference. [Read more…]

Why should I care about cybersecurity?

The increasing reliance on computer systems has made cybersecurity a growing concern. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked Cristina Serban, MS CSci’93, PhD CSci’96, a researcher with the Chief Security Office at AT&T and holder of five patents for various security systems, about the industry, its history and what the future has in store for information security. [Read more…]

Building a better finger trap

When designing parachutes, engineers need to include attachments that are both strong and easily packed into small and sometimes awkward spaces, says Julie Martin, AE’07. [Read more…]

Dave Bayless: the power of leadership

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Dave Bayless of Ohio University is the son of Jerry Bayless, CE’59, MS CE’62, an associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, who has been a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1959. Photo by Ben Siegel/Ohio University.

The oil crisis of the 1970s ignited Dave Bayless’s passion for energy. A few years at the Naval Power School in the late 1980s opened up an interest in teaching. And multiple entrepreneurial experiences fueled a new cause — integrating leadership education into engineering education.
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Home sweet home: Hasselmann Alumni House

Hasselmann Alumni House Landscaping         Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TAfter 141 years of makeshift meeting space and office migration, Miner alumni finally have a home of their own on campus. The dedication of Hasselmann Alumni House in March planted the permanent roots of home ownership for the first time in Miner Alumni Association history. [Read more…]