A look at the new faces of learning at Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s faculty members are passionate about teaching. They are highly credentialed. They came to S&T for many different — although quite specific — reasons, and now that they’re here, they are productive in ways that extend beyond the classroom and the lab. [Read more…]

The road to Rolla

New faculty seek to make a difference at S&T

When he first came to campus a decade ago, David Lipke had no idea that he would one day call Missouri S&T home. The Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. student instead had a more narrow focus: gaining access to a piece of specialized equipment that his home institution — one of the nation’s top programs in materials science and engineering — didn’t have at the time. [Read more…]

Teaching students is priority No. 1

When Michelle Schwartze arrived for a tour of Missouri S&T, students kept interrupting her guide, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus and former chair of history and political science, to say hello and talk with him. Those interactions drew her to S&T. [Read more…]

Teaching for the real world

When you recall your most influential college professors, what comes to mind?

They were the ones who showed a sincere interest in you and the outcome of your education. Their words of encouragement and hands-on involvement helped you find your way and build confidence. They were the teachers who clued you in to experiences that helped you launch into a career or graduate school. [Read more…]

Honoring rising stars in the classroom

Irina Ivliyeva is emphatic about why the Miner Alumni Association’s Class of ’42 Excellence in Teaching Award is important. It shines the spotlight on a tough job: being an early career faculty member at S&T. [Read more…]

Bennington rides the Pony Express trail

Leslie Bennington, ME’68, took part in the National Pony Express Association’s 2018 spring 10-day ride, which covered 2,000 miles between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. Each year, hundreds of association members re-ride the over-150-year-old Pony Express route on horseback, traveling through eight states. They pass off a mailbag — called a mochila — to each other at each stop. [Read more…]

Wishing you the best-ever holiday season and a little Miner mischief

A lot has changed since the first St. Pat’s celebration in 1908, but the patron saint of engineers remains a steadfast symbol of tradition, pride and revelry by more than 60,000 Miner alumni.

As you consider your year-end giving decisions, we hope you’ll remember the Miner Alumni Association. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference — and make memories — for Miners today, tomorrow and for generations to come. mineralumni.com/give

By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607

Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20.

91

Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid. [Read more…]

Best class ever

What was your favorite class? As part of his research for the S&T sesquicentennial history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share memories of your favorite class. Here are a few of your answers.
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Making tornado alley safer

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States.

But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of structural engineering gradually found her calling. [Read more…]