Long road

Being the best can be as much a curse as a blessing. Laura Bartlett, MetE’08, PhD MetE’13, Robert V. Wolf Professor in Metallurgical Engineering at Missouri S&T, is living proof. [Read more…]

Mastering business

After deciding to pursue a master’s degree to open up more career opportunities, Jeffrey Jenkins, MBA’16, chose Missouri S&T on the recommendation of his brother, recent Rolla graduate Jared Jenkins, BAdm’12, Econ’12. [Read more…]

Teaching and learning

Many graduate students work at the university as lecturers or graduate teaching assistants. And, most get time to prepare and have a certain mentality or “game face” when heading into their classrooms. For Mariah Covington, teaching and learning sometimes blur together. [Read more…]

Above and beyond

If influence is about shaping outcomes, the 10 alumni spotlighted on these pages have achieved remarkable results. Across diverse fields and demanding challenges, they have made a difference through the power of technology, the sure footing of national security, the engine of job creation, the exploration of outer space and earth’s resources — and as builders raising the roof on a better quality of life. [Read more…]

Joe Ballard: Chief and commander

Joe Ballard, MS EMgt’72, says it was Chicago winters, the Army — and Bernard Sarchet — that brought him to Rolla. [Read more…]

Bob Brackbill: Petroleum pioneer

Bob Brackbill, MinE’42, remembers the day he put his career plans on hold to serve his country. It was a December afternoon in 1941, and he was hanging out with the guys at the Sigma Nu house in Rolla. [Read more…]

Bob Brinkmann: Builder and big thinker

Bob Brinkmann, CE’71, credits a mindset he calls looking for “the second right answer” with growing the company he founded more than 30 years ago. [Read more…]

Matt Coco: True and tireless believer

Matt Coco, CE’66, was a student the first time he served on the Phi Kappa Theta building committee after a fire destroyed his fraternity house in 1964. “I wanted the new house to have a red brick exterior and a fireplace,” he says. “I didn’t get either.” [Read more…]

Roger Dorf: Communications pioneer

As a commuter student, Roger Dorf, ME’65, carpooled to Rolla to earn his degree. On days when he finished classes before the others riding with him, he’d head to the student union to study. But what Dorf remembers most about those afternoons is the magical hour when studying succumbed to slapstick. [Read more…]

Bipin Doshi: Industry champion

Nearly 30 years ago, Bipin Doshi, ChE’62, MS ChE’63, left corporate America to buy a struggling gear manufacturing company. As a chemical engineer, his expertise did not encompass gears, axles or transmissions, but he believed he could turn the company around. [Read more…]