In print

Gerald Cohen, professor of foreign languages and an expert in etymology, published Origin of the Term ‘Jazz.

Jonathan Finch, a lecturer in philosophy, published A Crisis of Belief, Ethics and Faith.

John C. McManus, Curators’ Professor of history and political science, published Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.

David Wright, associate professor of English and technical communication, edited a book titled Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety. The book includes a chapter by Wright titled “Cowboys and Computers: Communicating National Animal Identification in the Beef Industry.”

Five alumni honored for professional achievement

Missouri S&T presented five awards of professional distinction during commencement ceremonies in December. The awards recognized the following graduates for professional achievement. [Read more…]

Alumnus takes a voyage through solar system

Chuck Lahmeyer, EE’66, is a big reason why the world knows what distant planets in our solar system look like. In 1975, he went to work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California, and in 1980 he developed a machine to host the codes coming from the Voyager spacecraft on its journey to Uranus and Neptune. [Read more…]

Save the date

Make plans now to attend Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14–15. More details will be published in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. For hotel information and other accommodations in the area, go to mineralumni.com/homecoming.

Tell us about your charitable side

Miner alumni are a generous bunch. You share your time and treasure with all types of organizations that serve others in many ways. Many of you give back to your alma mater. We asked what inspires you to give, and here is what you told us.
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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…]