S&T stargazer

For the first time in over two years, S&T students, faculty and staff, and Rolla community members got an up-close look at celestial objects thanks to Ken Goss, a senior in computer science and computer engineering. Last August, Goss hosted the S&T Observatory’s first Visitors’ Night in over two years. [Read more…]

By the numbers: Spring 2016

  • 2,110
    Total Missouri S&T graduates in 2015’s four commencement ceremonies.
  • 7,931
    Students enrolled on the first day of spring semester classes at Missouri S&T.
  • 221
    Employers recruiting S&T students at the annual Spring Career Fair in February.
  • 61
    Alumni recruiters attending February’s pre-Career Fair breakfast hosted by STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow).
  • 48
    Teams of high school students competing in Missouri’s FIRST Tech Challenge state robotics championship held at S&T in March.
  • 36
    Teams of high school students competing in the Missouri State VEX Robotics Championship held at Missouri S&T in February.
  • 8
    Miner swimmers selected to compete in the NCAA Division II Championships in Indianapolis.

Volcano warning

Much like National Weather Service sirens signal impending severe weather, so too may a similar system warn us before earthquakes strike or volcanoes erupt.

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Imaging the final frontier

A Missouri S&T aerospace engineering professor is developing a microsatellite imager that could be used to check satellites, do small repairs or refuel spacecraft — and keep astronauts from making risky exploratory missions when something goes wrong. [Read more…]

Coming full circle: John and Marie Eash

It isn’t surprising that what attracted John Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, to Missouri S&T as a student is exactly what brought him back 40 years later as an employee. [Read more…]

Igniting innovation

Over the course of their S&T career, graduating seniors Cori Hatley and Eric Fallon have learned a lot about entrepreneurship and innovation. But that wasn’t always the case. Like many of their fellow students, they were interested in these topics when they first arrived on campus, but they didn’t know how to find out about what resources were available. [Read more…]

Cleaning up nuclear waste … with glass

Stored in steel drums and buried in mountainsides, nuclear waste can remain radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. Reducing the space needed to store the waste saves time and money and will reduce the overall environmental impact, says Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering. [Read more…]

Honoring new academy members

In October, 26 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in October, others in April. [Read more…]

Customizing English comp

Remember your English composition class? Most likely, you had to choose a random theme, research your idea and write an analytical paper. Today, students in the newly redesigned Writing and Research course write on topics in their own field of study — topics that interest them. [Read more…]

Grad third woman to earn Ranger tab

Missouri S&T alumna Lisa Peplinski Jaster, CE’04, has completed what few men and even fewer women have — the U.S. Army Ranger School. [Read more…]