A future in control

As a high school senior, George Leno Holmes Jr., ME’16, saw two clear paths for life after graduation. “I was either going to join the Air Force or become a mechanic,” he says. [Read more…]

Distance is only a number

Long distances may separate Miners from their alma mater, but as the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Two thousand miles away from Rolla, Margaret Bowman, CE’13, continues to learn at and support the university from which she recently graduated, even though she thought she would never continue her education. Thanks to her employer’s education assistance program, she’s now pursuing a graduate degree. [Read more…]

Changing the world

Working to rid the world of dangerous bacterial infections and developing less painful ways to take and test blood — it’s all in a day’s research for Steve Frey. [Read more…]

For his mother

For years, Jatin Mehta watched his mother’s health degrade as she dealt with the debilitating effects of type 2 diabetes. When she died on March 5, 2016, Mehta dedicated his research to her, and to the millions of others around the world who die from age-associated diseases every year. [Read more…]

From trucker to teacher

Daniel Field was driving a truck when inspiration struck — and that took him from Southern California to Missouri S&T. [Read more…]

Learning for life

“The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off.” [Read more…]

Long road

Being the best can be as much a curse as a blessing. Laura Bartlett, MetE’08, PhD MetE’13, Robert V. Wolf Professor in Metallurgical Engineering at Missouri S&T, is living proof. [Read more…]

Mastering business

After deciding to pursue a master’s degree to open up more career opportunities, Jeffrey Jenkins, MBA’16, chose Missouri S&T on the recommendation of his brother, recent Rolla graduate Jared Jenkins, BAdm’12, Econ’12. [Read more…]

Teaching and learning

Many graduate students work at the university as lecturers or graduate teaching assistants. And, most get time to prepare and have a certain mentality or “game face” when heading into their classrooms. For Mariah Covington, teaching and learning sometimes blur together. [Read more…]