Roy Wilkens: Fiber optic frontiersman

As the CEO of a major pipeline company, Roy Wilkens, EE’66, never expected to take an entrepreneurial risk midway through his career. But he had an idea that catapulted him from a corporate office suite to a basement startup operation with six employees. [Read more…]

The infinity of influence unveiled

Dozens of Miner alumni, friends and guests from the Rolla community gathered outside Hasselmann Alumni House on Saturday, Nov. 5, for the unveiling and dedication of The Infinity of Influence. [Read more…]

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.

Greening mines

Working in the Baker Greenhouse on the roof of Missouri S&T’s Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, researchers are growing plants in mine tailings and studying whether the addition of nutrient-rich biosolids helps promotes growth. [Read more…]

Formula for success

Missouri S&T’s Formula Car Design Team won first place out of 30 teams at the Formula North competition in June in Barrie, Ontario. [Read more…]

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…]

Student essay shows how women succeed at S&T

If you know a woman who is on the fence about whether Missouri S&T is the right school for her, Elizabeth Mulina will tell her that S&T is a place where women can succeed. [Read more…]