Totally tubular

No prior experience is necessary for students who compete in the annual inner tube water polo tournament in the Gale Bullman pool. Teamwork, creativity and improvisation are key for players as they have to learn how to navigate the pool and find the back of the net to score.

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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…]

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…]