Honesty pays

Michael Kuba

Pictured left to right: UM System President Tim Wolfe, interim Chancellor Warren K. Wray, Michael Kuba and University Police Chief Christine Laughlin.

Metallurgical engineering graduate student Michael Kuba, MetE’10, was walking with a friend in a campus parking lot during finals week when he noticed a credit union envelope on the ground. Inside the envelope — $500 cash.

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Two S&T grads earn presidential honors

In September 2011, Andre Taylor, ChE’95, and Jeffrey Book, Phys’96, were among the 94 researchers selected to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Taylor is an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at Yale University and Book is a principal investigator in the Physical Oceanographic Processes Section at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

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Boeing recognizes leading scientists

The Boeing Co. recently announced that two Missouri S&T graduates — Carl Vorst, EE’68, and Talion Edwards, ME’97 — have received the Boeing Special Invention Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to aerospace. Boeing officials said Vorst and Edwards are among the company’s leading scientists.

Nixon earns engineering award

Harvey Nixon, MS Phys’71, was recently named Product Engineer of the Year by Meritor Inc., a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial and industrial vehicle markets.

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Real World experience

For most S&T students, getting out in the “real world” after college means getting that first job. For Nathan Stodghill, real-world experience has an entirely different meaning.

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Solid connections

Rues brothers

Nathan (left) and Aaron Rues. (Photo by S.B. Atkins Photography)

Why support S&T?: “I got a lot out of being on the Solar Car Team, including two trips to Australia, so I want to repay some of it,” says Nathan Rues, ME’02. His brother, Aaron Rues, EE’01, agrees. “I can’t tell you how many weekends I spent at the design center working on the solar car. I give back to stay connected to S&T.”

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Sports: By The Numbers

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From the editor: A new look and feel

Notice anything different? Yes, this is still your alumni magazine — with a few changes. This spring, we introduce you to the updated Missouri S&T Magazine. The look is fresh, and so is the content. We have designed it to be more interactive and to add value that will better serve our readers.

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Design team videos

Baja Team
Back in the UMR days, the team built a vehicle that could drive on water. Watch it plunge into Little Prairie Lake and then across it.

Advanced Aero Vehicle Group
AAVG also designs and builds high-powered rockets. See a practice launch (wait for it, it’s about 30 seconds in).

Human-Powered Vehicle Team
In 2007, Jerrod Bouchard, EMgt’08, ME’08, became the second-fastest college student to ever be propelled by his own power.

Formula Car Team
The Indy-style Formula cars go from 0 to 60 mph in about 3 seconds.

Engineers Without Borders
More than 330 of our EWB students have traveled to Bolivia, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras, so far.