The only sound in the darkened mine tunnel is water dripping off limestone walls. A lone injured miner lies motionless on the gravel floor. Five lights pierce the darkness as muffled voices announce the arrival of the rescue team. [Read more…]
— Saundra MitcHELL (@SaundraMitchell) July 20, 2013
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Career opportunities and employer relations hosted the Fall Career Fair on Sept. 24. More than 260 employers were on campus with nearly 200 alumni returning to recruit graduates of their alma mater. Prior to the career fair, the Miner Alumni Association, along with Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) and Engineers Without Borders, hosted a continental breakfast to thank the recruiters for their support of S&T.
Elizabeth Cudney, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, co-authored a book titled Lean Systems: Applications and Case Studies in Manufacturing, Service, and Healthcare. The book is designed to help organizations get rid of waste or anything that doesn’t add value to a product or service.
Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team paid homage to Missouri S&T’s first astronaut, Col. Tom Akers, Math’73, MS Math’75, by naming its rover Akers. The team took part in the Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge, held May 29–June 1 in the desert outside Hanksville, Utah. Although Akers struggled over the terrain, team member Ian Lee, a junior in engineering management, says the group learned a lot from the experience and from other teams.
On Saturday, March 15, alumni and friends are invited to attend the St. Pat’s pre-parade party from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Alumni Patio outside Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Complimentary coffee, juice and assorted pastries will be served. [Read more…]
First-generation college students make up 25 percent of the 2013 freshmen class. We talked to five first-generation students — four current students and one recent graduate. Find out what they think about the challenges they faced, how it felt to leave home and what campus resources helped them.
Missouri S&T’s new strategic plan provides a blueprint to ensure that every undergraduate student gets involved in “experiential learning,” along with upgrades in teaching and research facilities, and identifying four best-in-class areas and hiring additional faculty positions. These and other goals will help ensure that S&T offers the best possible return on investment for students, research partners and others, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader says. [Read more…]