Landing a job at Microsoft

The college selection process was a slam dunk for Zach Ellis, EMgt’16. He knew he wanted a place where he could grow academically and personally while continuing to play basketball, a sport he has loved since his youth. [Read more…]

Postmark gratitude

Every semester since fall 2014, the students who receive endowed scholarships at Missouri S&T have done something “old fashioned” in the Instagram age — they’ve picked up pen and paper and written thank-you notes to their donors. This fall, more than 1,100 students joined in. [Read more…]

Rock-and-roll grandpa earns Ph.D.

He’s driven the backroads with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, from Def Leppard and KISS to John Denver and the Eurythmics, hauling both gear and performers as a truck- and bus-driving roadie. [Read more…]

Trap and Skeet Club fundraises with alumni

The St. Louis section of the Miner Alumni Association joined the S&T Trap and Skeet Club for the student organization’s first fundraiser. Approximately 30 members of the club, alumni and friends each shot 25 skeet, 25 trap and 50 sporting clays. There were also merchandise sales and a raffle, which raised $700 for the club. Club members hope to host the event again in 2019. Find the club on Facebook at Missouri S&T Trap and Skeet.

Bailey named to “Ingram’s” 40 under 40

Dan Bailey, GeoE’03, MS EMgt’05, a project manager for Cogent, was named to the Kansas City business magazine Ingram’s 40 Under 40 list for 2018. Bailey, a member of the S&T Order of the Golden Shillelagh and a vice president of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors, recently assisted in equipping the newly constructed Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory at Missouri S&T. [Read more…]

Keeping civil in the family: Bob, Steve and Tom Sieckhaus

It’s no surprise that Steve Sieckhaus, CE’87, MS EMgt’94, and Tom Sieckhaus, CE’88, both became civil engineers — or that both earned degrees at S&T. After all, they’re the sons of Miner and civil engineer Bob Sieckhaus, CE’63. [Read more…]

Come together

With over 50 sections across the country, the Miner Alumni Association offers an abundance of opportunities for you to expand your professional and social circle. From sporting events to St. Pat’s festivities, Miners like you get together year-round to connect and play. Don’t miss out on the fun.
Check out the events calendar.

Explosives engineering embraces roots — but evolves with 21st-century focus

When mining engineering professor George Clark established the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center in 1964, the focus was straightforward: find a better way to blast rocks. [Read more…]

A passion for pyrotechnics

Jerry Vaill, CE’77, MS ExpE’12, had just retired from the U.S. Geological Survey after a 30-year career when he caught an episode of “The Detonators” on the Discovery Channel in 2009. He was surprised to find that the series’ hosts, Paul Worsey and Braden Lusk, MinE’00, PhD MinE’06, had ties to his alma mater. [Read more…]

Exploding with research

From the fireworks at a Kansas City Chiefs football game to improved mineral mining practices, the discoveries made through research at the Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T have changed the world around us. [Read more…]