Influence in motion: A new sculpture honors S&T alumni

Mark White’s kinetic art starts with something familiar to every Rolla grad: problem-solving. The movement of his large-scale metal sculptures is often described as mesmerizing and meditative. [Read more…]

2016 Alumni of Influence Gala

Missouri S&T rolled out the red carpet at Hasselmann Alumni House on Nov. 5 to commemorate the university’s second Alumni of Influence Gala. Ten remarkable Miners were honored for their leadership and accomplishments. The following pages feature scenes from the evening. [Read more…]

Cocktail reception

Before the Alumni of Influence gala, the honorees gather for a group photo and a cocktail reception in the Black Box Theatre in Castleman Hall. Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, with Joan Nesbitt, vice chancellor for University Advancement, gave a toast to honor the 2016 Alumni of Influence.

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Photo far left, front row from left: Dick Vitek, MS Chem’58; Bob Brackbill, MinE’42; and Bipin Doshi, ChE’62, MS ChE’63. Back row from left: Roger Dorf, ME’65; Joe Ballard, MS EMgt’72; Roy Wilkens, EE’66; Matt Coco, CE’66; and Bob Brinkmann, CE’71. Not pictured: Sandra Magnus, Phys’86, MS EE’90; and Don Gunther, CE’60, who were unable to attend the gala.

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Our Alumni of Influence

20161105_alumni_of_influence_so_0230Missouri S&T launched a new tradition in 2011 when we honored our first Alumni of Influence. That initiative was a combined effort by the alumni, faculty, staff and students who selected our inaugural honorees. For this year’s celebration, we asked a committee made up of our 2011 honorees to review nominations and make recommendations. We thank those who served on the selection committee, and we salute our full delegation — 2011 and 2016 honorees — for your high achievement, inspired leadership and dedicated service.

Explaining atomic motion

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri S&T physicist hopes to better understand how environmental factors affect atoms and their components. [Read more…]

Built for speed

Most high school guidance counselors encourage prospective college students to apply to as many as eight schools — from dream destinations to likely matches to safe selections where the odds of acceptance are sky-high. [Read more…]

Horatio Alger Scholar finds a home at S&T

After spending most of her youth living off and on with relatives, Mikayla Bridgewater was homeless at age 15 — just days before her sophomore year of high school was to begin. [Read more…]

Juan Remolina Master Mentor

When he wasn’t studying for his own classes, Juan Remolina, Econ’16, Math’16, Phys’16, spent much of his academic career at S&T mentoring others. [Read more…]

Robert Buehler: Mapping a path to success

When Garmin International Inc. opened its branch office at Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center in Innovation Park in December 2012, the company was simply looking for students interested in software engineering to take part in semester-long part-time internships. [Read more…]

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…]