Alumni Alliance Award

SusanHRothschildSusan H. Rothschild, CSci’74, was awarded a 2015 Presidential Citation Award for outstanding service to Missouri S&T. Rothschild, a retired accountant with John R. Straub CPA, PC, has been a member of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors since 1998 and served as association president from 2010–12. She is a class coordinator, a member of the Alumni Alliance and a speaker for the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Academy of Computer Science.

S&T to train cybersecurity experts

Missouri S&T received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to reduce threats to cybersecurity by training the next generation of cybersleuths.

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Save the date: Homecoming 2015

Make plans now to attend Homecoming 2015 Oct. 23–24.

More details will be published in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. For hotel information and other accommodations in the area, go to mineralumni.com/homecoming.

Chancellor encourages Ph.D. growth

With $4.5 million in strategic funding from the University of Missouri System, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader plans to create 70 new Ph.D. research assistant, teaching assistant and fellowship positions and increase the number of doctoral students at S&T by 12 percent — from 583 to 653. The initiative also provides competitive funding for the equivalent of 350 existing graduate research and teaching assistant positions.

Good riddance to soggy buns

The solution to the soggy bun epidemic may be the brainchild of Missouri S&T freshman Tyler Richards and his friend, Jonathan Thompson. And it all started as an assignment for their high school Project Lead the Way capstone course, Engineering Development and Design. That’s when the Liberty, Mo., teens decided to tackle a common problem:  How to keep water from running out of the ketchup bottle when it’s squeezed.

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Max Tohline: film for thought

Max Tohline came to Missouri S&T from Madeira, Ohio, in 2002 with a plan to study aerospace engineering. But an elective course in film caused his true passion to take flight.

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Spotlighting the champions of Miner Nation

Miner Nation is made up of alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, faculty, staff and students who care, connect and contribute. This year for the first time, our Honor Roll of Donors and Volunteers was published in an online format at honorroll.mst.edu. The listing encompasses two years of giving — both the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years, which run from July to June. The power of Miner pride has never been greater — and we have an extraordinary honor roll to prove it.

Seeking inventors

Help us find Rolla alumni who have demonstrated ingenuity and innovation through their inventions. Missouri S&T Magazine is compiling a list of alumni who saw a need and created something to meet it. Below is a list of alumni inventors we’ve heard from so far. Don’t see your name listed? Help us out by completing this short online survey found at rol.la/minerinventors.

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Former secretary of state to speak May 14 at S&T

Missouri S&T will present a lecture by Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. secretary of state, in May. She is the 31st presenter in the Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series.

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Faculty awards

Seven faculty were recently recognized. [Read more…]