Bertelsmeyer Hall: A bright future. A bold vision.

When alumni, donors and dignitaries gathered in April 2013 to break ground on James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader opened her remarks with a story about a “providential collision of opportunity and generosity” that occurred two years earlier. [Read more…]

Jim Bertelsmeyer – Education champion. STEM stakeholder. Proud Miner.

When fireworks lit up the sky over Missouri S&T at the dedication of James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall, it was a fitting conclusion. Because fireworks and Jim Bertelsmeyer, ChE’66,  go back a long way. 

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Special Unit Ops

The Unit Operations Laboratory is an essential part of every chemical and biochemical engineering student’s education. “Unit Ops” is where students learn to apply the theory of process engineering in a practical, hands-on way. It’s also the place where students, working together on projects, forge long-standing friendships, says Bipin Doshi, ChE’62, MS ChE’63. [Read more…]

A perfect match

When former Chancellor John F. Carney III issued a challenge to chemical engineering alumni to help fund a new chemical and biochemical engineering building, a group of alumni at ExxonMobil took action. [Read more…]

Influential advisors

Members of the Academy of Chemical Engineers and the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Industry Advisory Council were instrumental supporters of Bertelsmeyer Hall, and helped see the project through to completion. [Read more…]

Homecoming 2014

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Honoring Miner legends

Legends Luncheon (Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T)

Legends Luncheon (Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T)

The Miner Alumni Association honored this select group of alumni for their accomplishments and devotion to the association, the campus and its students during Homecoming. Chosen from an impressive list of nominees, the awardees received special recognition during the Miner Legends Luncheon. Pictured above (from left) are:

  • Jeffery Thornburg, AE’96, Distinguished Young Alumni
  • Tansel Yucelen, Class of 1942 Excellence in Teaching
  • Robert R. Holmes Jr., CE’87, MS CE’89, Alumni Achievement
  • Daniel A. Reed, CSci’78, Alumni Achievement
  • Randall Dreiling, CE’81, Frank H. Mackaman Alumni Volunteer Service
  • Hugh Cole, EMgt’72, Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service
  • S. Cary Dunston, EMgt’88, Alumni Merit
  • Dale Spence, ME’97, MS EMgt’05, Distinguished Young Alumni

Enrollment record breaker

Freshman opening week picnic at The Puck and the group class photo on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T)

Freshman opening week picnic at The Puck and the group class photo on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T)

For the second year in a row, Missouri S&T enrolled a record number of students this fall.

At the official fourth-week count, 8,642 students were enrolled, breaking last fall’s record of 8,130. The previous record of 7,795 was set in fall 1982.

The number of female students increased by 6.3 percent over fall 2013 to an all-time high of 1,955.

Celebrating cultural diversity

The Celebration of Nations parade and festivities on Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. (Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T)

The Celebration of Nations parade and festivities on Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. (Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T)

Every fall since 2010, lions, dragons and camels have paraded through downtown Rolla to show that people love a parade, regardless of their native country.

Celebration of Nations was created to give area residents and Missouri S&T students a chance to share their heritage and celebrate the region’s cultural diversity. Each year the celebration has grown, and the 2014 event — the fifth annual Celebration of Nations — was the largest ever.

Attractions included international foods, displays, arts and crafts, music, entertainment, camel rides, a climbing wall, and activities for kids.

Fall 2014 Career Fair

The Missouri S&T Career Fair in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. ( Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T)

The Missouri S&T Career Fair in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. ( Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T)

Career opportunities and employer relations hosted the largest Career Fair in S&T history with 304 employers on campus. More than 130 alumni returned to recruit graduates of their alma mater. Prior to the career fair, the Miner Alumni Association and Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) hosted a continental breakfast to thank the recruiters for their support of S&T. Following the event, the New Alumni Council hosted a happy hour for alumni recruiters.