Stephanie O’Sullivan: Life after intelligence

Biding her time in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay while preparing to enter the job market, recent Rolla graduate Stephanie (Mink) O’Sullivan responded to a cryptic newspaper classified ad seeking an “ocean engineer.” [Read more…]

Trick-or-Treat, Joe Miner

The Miner Alumni Association participated in Rolla’s annual Trick-or-Treat on Pine Street, where local downtown businesses hand out candy on Halloween night. Joe Miner proved to be a big attraction as he posed for photos and provided treats for local children.

Six portraits

In 2015, French artist Marie-Hélène Le Ny spent four days on the Missouri S&T campus, displaying her work and photographing and interviewing some of S&T’s female faculty. Six of those photographs hung in a Paris gallery this past winter. [Read more…]

Boeing welcomes CASB students

Eight Missouri S&T students in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) explored career opportunities during a November visit to the Boeing headquarters in St. Louis. [Read more…]

Faculty fellows

Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1991, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was honored for her work in palynology — the study of organic-walled microfossils like pollen and spores — and her efforts in educating the next generation of earth scientists. Oboh-Ikuenobe is a professor of geology and geophysics.

David Van Aken, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of metallurgical engineering, was named an ASM International fellow for his development of new manganese steels for lightweight military armor and automotive steel.

Honoring new academy members

In October, 12 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 the fall, others in the spring.

Academy of Computer Science

  • Aaron Cook, CSci’77

Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers

  • John M. Berger, ME’68
  • Vinisha Clark, ME’91, MS EMgt’93
  • Daniel Jaspering, MS ME’84
  • Nick C. Mehta, MS ME’62, PhD ME’67
  • Robert B. Oetting, ME’55, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering (honorary)
  • Ronald A. Rosner, AE’89
  • Bradley W. Sexton, AE’87

Academy of Miner Athletics

  • Jennifer Jansen, ME’91, basketball and softball
  • Mike Kissing, MetE’69, track and field
  • Richard Rosenkoetter, ChE’69, track and field
  • Melissa Talley, CE’93, softball and track and field

In print

Nancy J. Stone, professor of psychological science at Missouri S&T, published Introduction to Human Factors: Applying Psychology to Design.

Gerald Cohen, professor of German and Russian at Missouri S&T, co-authored Origin of Kibosh.

A golden return

The Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Golden Alumni Reunion May 15–16 at Hasselmann Alumni House. [Read more…]

Invitation to comment for reaccreditation

Missouri S&T seeks comments about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Missouri S&T will host a visit by an HLC team on Oct. 8–9, 2018. The team will review Missouri S&T’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s criteria for accreditation. [Read more…]

Letter to the editor

Each issue I always take special notice of the alumni who have most recently passed. The vast majority of the older alumni served their country during times of conflict and went on to complete long careers, often with only one or two companies. Although I am saddened by the passing of a great generation of men and women, I greatly appreciate being reminded of the service and sacrifices those before us made. Many of these same folks are those that helped grow our university to what it is today.

Will Kirby, CE’08, ArchE’08
Overland Park, Kan.