A modern mentor

Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader (atop Centennial Hall) intends to take Missouri S&T to new heights.
(Photo by B.A. Rupert)

Cheryl B. Schrader believes in the power of storytelling. And not just because she loves a good tale. Over the past 10 years, Schrader, an electrical engineer specializing in systems and control, has become more interested in the different learning styles of students. Her research in this area has focused on how women and minorities learn, and she has found that a good story can help these students become more confident in their own abilities. That greater self-confidence in turn could motivate more of them to graduate and move on to successful lives beyond college.

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Need for a house hits home for Miners

It’s called a house. But the vision for the Hasselmann Alumni House is to provide a comfortable place for S&T graduates — more than 52,000 of them — when they come “home” to Rolla.

There won’t be any beds. This isn’t a hotel or a bed and breakfast. But there will be plenty of room for alumni to gather, whether they’re back in Rolla to reconnect with old classmates, celebrate St. Pat’s and Homecoming, or conduct the business of the Miner Alumni Association.

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Investing in the future

(Illustration by Jake Otto)

People who give charitably do so because they are passionate about their cause. They believe in investing in the future. At Missouri S&T, that generosity — and your passion for S&T — is what keeps the university thriving for our students.

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An app for depression

(Photo Illustration by B.A. Rupert)

College students who show signs of depression tend to use file-sharing services, send email and chat online more than their counterparts, according to Sriram Chellappan, assistant professor of computer science. Chellappan studied the link between Internet usage and depression, and hopes to use his findings to create software that could track Internet usage and alert users if their patterns indicate symptoms of depression.

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Donald Hey: wetland warrior

(Photo by Rebekah Raleigh)

Donald Hey, CE’63, executive director of Wetlands Research Inc. in Wadsworth, Ill., is passionate about proving the effectiveness, sustainability and economic efficiency of using restored wetlands for water quality management and flood control. He believes wetlands are the answer because they’re good for conservation and the economy alike.

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