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.

Wanna grab a bite?

What was your favorite off-campus place to eat during your time in Rolla? [Read more…]

Plants as water monitors

By designing a new protein for a common plant, Missouri S&T students can identify contaminated groundwater in the environment and assure homeowners that their drinking water is clean from pollutants. [Read more…]