Saving the bats

White-nose syndrome kills bats by the millions. If not stopped, it could disrupt an entire ecosystem. But a group of Missouri S&T students learned that a compound found in citrus fruit can slow the disease. [Read more…]

To the editor

Ladies and Gents,

The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine has now made a quantum jump in significance, importance and intelligent reporting about issues and topics relating to alumni contributions. Obviously many other topics aside from the great inventors need to be addressed but the inclusion of these several alumni inventors is a great step forward. [Read more…]

S&T stargazer

For the first time in over two years, S&T students, faculty and staff, and Rolla community members got an up-close look at celestial objects thanks to Ken Goss, a senior in computer science and computer engineering. Last August, Goss hosted the S&T Observatory’s first Visitors’ Night in over two years. [Read more…]

Hello [real] world

The first program a computer science student writes outputs the message “Hello world” on a display device. It’s designed to teach basic syntax for constructing a working program. Now finished with her degree, this computer science graduate, pictured during December 2015 commencement ceremonies, is ready for the “real” world. [Read more…]

Totally tubular

No prior experience is necessary for students who compete in the annual inner tube water polo tournament in the Gale Bullman pool. Teamwork, creativity and improvisation are key for players as they have to learn how to navigate the pool and find the back of the net to score.

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Steph Evans: STEM superhero

Steph Evans is out to change the way people look at engineering — and at engineers. [Read more…]

Topping out

On a chilly Monday in February, Missouri S&T placed the final piece of the roof on the new University Commons building on University Drive. This fall, 450 students will move into its apartment-style housing.

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Watch a time-lapse video of the ceremonial “topping out.”

Recovering oil with CO2

Traditional methods of oil recovery call for flooding well formations with water, but often as much as two-thirds of the oil is left behind through this process. Carbon dioxide is more efficient for oil recovery because it dissolves into oil and reduces its viscosity, but that approach also has problems. [Read more…]

New alumni we are YOU!

New alumni just out of school are focused on starting careers and getting established in a new community. And sometimes that community is a long way from home and campus. But just because you aren’t in Rolla doesn’t mean you have to lose touch. [Read more…]

A 10-acre classroom

Southwest of Rolla, 10 acres of land once farmed by some of the area’s earliest settlers is now being explored by pioneers of a different sort — Missouri S&T students. [Read more…]