Save-the-date

All alumni, friends and guests are invited to attend the 110th St. Pat’s pre-parade party on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Hasselmann Alumni House, located at 1100 N. Pine St.


Complimentary breakfast items will be served before the parade, along with a cash bar featuring beer, bloody marys and mimosas. Make plans to travel to Rolla for St. Pat’s or attend one of the section events in your area. Help make the 110th celebration the Best Ever.

Welcome back, STAT

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) hosted a free barbecue and informational meeting during the first meeting of the fall semester. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, attendees ate chili and grilled hot dogs and learned about the student section of the Miner Alumni Association. All students were entered into a drawing for a PlayStation 4.

Sizemore to lead St. Louis district Corps of Engineers

Col. Bryan Sizemore, MS EMgt’00, assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District. Sizemore is the 52nd commander of the district, having previously served as a senior officer at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The St. Louis district manages the 300-mile Mississippi River watershed above the Ohio River by applying engineering and scientific resources to preserve, restore and enhance the environment.

Johnson returns to alma mater

Rebecca Johnson, CerE’83, MS EMgt’92, PhD EMgt’99, retired deputy to the commanding general and retired senior executive of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began a new assignment as executive director of development for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T on Sept. 11.
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Hernandez inspires future engineers

Emily Hernandez, EE’16, a Ph.D. student in electrical and electronics engineering at Stanford University, discussed her efforts to encourage young people to pursue an education in a field related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the July 17 issue of The Institute, an online publication of IEEE.


Hernandez mentors pre-university students in California who are interested in a STEM field. She has worked in youth outreach since she was a high school student, when she first mentored young girls at a camp for engineering. That initial spark encouraged her to be creative and unafraid of failure — lessons she tries to instill in all her students.

Water, water everywhere and here’s a drop to drink

Andrea DuMont wants to set free the engineer inside.


“My mission is to encourage and empower young women and girls who might be interested in the field of engineering and help to foster social enthusiasm for the lifestyle,” says DuMont, GeoE’11.

A self-described water engineer by day and independent blogger by lunch break, DuMont has a website called thewatermarkblog.com and an Instagram account @dumontandi. On them, an aspiring engineer can find stories about computational fluid dynamics, spicy sweet potato chipotle chili — and “drinking recycled poopwater.”

That last topic rates high on the ick meter, but “if it’s good enough for astronauts, it’s good enough for me,” DuMont says. In easy-to-understand language, complete with graphics, she explains how wastewater can be turned into potable water that comes out of your tap. With natural aquifers being depleted around the globe, DuMont predicts that treating wastewater will become more ordinary — and more necessary.

Demystifying engineering and showing how it benefits the world is all part of DuMont’s mission.

“I’ve been working lately to get the message out that, ‘Hey this is what female engineers do,’” she says. “It’s not just math in cubicles all day long.”

Glass pioneer: S&T grad’s wound care research is now available on the commercial market

Minutes from the Missouri S&T campus, a global center of specialty glass manufacturing sits in a nondescript industrial park just past an Interstate 44 truck stop. [Read more…]

In Rolla, a medical initiative takes root

Dr. Nuran Ercal wishes something like the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) had existed when she first joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1993. [Read more…]

The doctor is in

“The medical students from Rolla are different. Every single one seems to be scarily talented and driven.” [Read more…]

The business side of healthcare

For some, the mention of “healthcare” brings to mind doctors and nurses — the people on the front lines of the medical industry. But, as with any other industry, there is a business side to healthcare. [Read more…]