A friend to the military

Missouri S&T was named a “top military-friendly school” for 2014 by Military Advanced Education (MAE) and is included in the organization’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. MAE selected colleges and universities based on their military culture, financial aid for veterans, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. For more information about what S&T offers service members and veterans, visit military.mst.edu.

S&T to launch microgrid training program

Missouri S&T will receive $4.3 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to develop a power engineering curriculum and launch the Mid-America Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium (MARMET). S&T will lead the consortium. [Read more…]

Letters of compassion and encouragement, shared

Take a moment to read some of the online comments at amazon.com about Donn Ziebell’s book My Letters to a Prisoner — I had not met and you’ll find a small but captivated group of people who were touched, inspired and entertained by the memoir.

In the book’s foreword Ziebell, MetE’57, writes that his letters to the incarcerated stranger were intended to give the man “tangible proof that someone really cares and has invested quality, personal time to communicate with him.” Ziebell says that the non-fiction work details his “experiences, travel, activities and married life” and hopes it will encourage others to also write to lonely people.

Ziebell is an accomplished artist (yurart.com) who worked in manufacturing and consulting for 30 years and spent a number of years as a licensed minister in The Evangelical Free Church of America. He presented business seminars in Russia in the 1990s, which provided material for a “cross-cultural experiential dissertation” for his Ph.D. from The Union Institute University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

S&T named to National Academy of Inventors

In October 2013, Missouri S&T became a charter member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an organization that promotes research and innovation among research universities. [Read more…]

S&T offers new I/O psychology master’s degree

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for industrial-organizational psychologists could grow by as much as 53 percent by 2018. To help meet that need, Missouri S&T is now offering a master of science degree in industrial-organizational psychology. [Read more…]

Angels in the Ozarks

Imagine you have created the widget and are ready to take the world by storm with your new invention. You sunk your life savings into the project, but fell short on cash to continue developing your business. Enter the angel investor, who provides business start-up capital in exchange for ownership equity. [Read more…]

Manufacturing in 3-D

Using a process similar to 3-D printing, Frank Liou and his fellow researchers in S&T’s Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) Laboratory are developing computer models of various additive manufacturing approaches that he believes will help researchers understand how layered materials bond to the surface on which they’re deposited. [Read more…]

Alumni reconnected and won

James Barnes, Engl’94, Jonathan DiMartino, CE’08, and Michael Cerulo, EE’74, won 2014 St. Pat’s sweatshirts as winners of the Stay-Connected Sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes, featured on the back cover of the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine, encouraged all Miners to share updated information about their current whereabouts.

You can try for another chance to win in this issue. Check out the “Lost Miners” contest.

Endowment brings young talent to materials science and engineering

When Wayne Huebner learned that his department had received an endowment of more than $1 million from the estate of G. Robert, ChE’41, and Roberta Couch with just a single requirement — to attract and retain top faculty members in materials science and engineering — he decided to do things a bit differently. [Read more…]

Research: Not just for grad students

Missouri S&T is known for providing its undergraduates with lots of opportunities for hands-on learning, and research is a big part of that. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked Jeffrey D. Cawlfield, vice provost for undergraduate studies, to share his views about the importance of providing research opportunities for undergraduate students. [Read more…]