Model predicts growth of ‘Super Organism’ ant colonies

AntHillAssistant professor Chen Hou has developed a mathematical model that can predict the survival, growth and life span of ant colonies. According to Hou, smaller colonies — and the ants that inhabit them — tend to live faster, die younger and burn up more energy than larger colonies.

Mapping the route to student success

BobBuehlerA group of Missouri S&T students is helping Garmin International Inc. develop new GPS products and technologies through an internship program at a new software engineering facility established on campus last fall.

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Dianna Meyers: In it for the long run

DiannaMeyersAs a consultant for Accenture, Dianna Meyers spends a lot of time on the road. But that hectic pace doesn’t keep her from hitting the pavement in her running shoes.

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Jonathan Sanders: Rocket Man

JonathanSandersJonathan Sanders wants to be involved in the next great space race — and not just as an engineer helping design future space vehicles. He also wants to fly to Mars.

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STAT hosts breakfast for Alumni

Before the Spring Career Fair began, alumni recruiters were treated to a continental breakfast hosted by the student alumni association, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), and S&T’s Engineers Without Borders.

Missouri S&T Career Fair

Career opportunities and employer relations hosted its Spring 2013 Career Fair on Feb. 19 with 197 employers in attendance, including 22 new employers. S&T students and alumni visited with 530 recruiters in hopes of landing a full-time job, internship or co-op opportunity.

Letter from the editor: Katie Jackson

S&T alumni touch everyday life.

This issue features Miners who craft and design the items we depend on every day — from the time you shampoo your hair in the morning until the moment you relax on your bed at night. Your fellow alumni, employed by companies like L’Oreal and Leggett & Platt, are the people who make these everyday items what they are — examples of innovative simplicity. A Missouri S&T education fuels creation and development of the essential goods and services that characterize our daily lives.

Issac Newton said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Bearing in mind this apt sentiment, I invite you to imagine all of the ways you are lifted up by fellow alumni each day. Whether you consider the knowledge and experience gained on campus or the well-known items we use every day, Missouri S&T has allowed you to do more and live better.

Hugh and Linda Cole: Silver and Gold Donors

SilverandGoldSix months after graduating from high school in Hazelwood, Mo., Hugh Cole, EMgt’72, enrolled at Missouri S&T, determined to become the first engineer in his family (and first in his family to receive a college degree).

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Changing of the coaching guard

Two S&T athletic programs announced coaching changes in March.

Tyler Fenwick, who served as offensive coordinator at Missouri Western State University for the past six seasons, was named head football coach. He replaces David Brown, who joined the coaching staff at Fresno State University.

Gabe Hall, an assistant coach at the University of Dayton for the past two seasons and a former assistant at two schools in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, was named head coach of the men’s soccer program. He replaces Joe Ahearn, who is now an assistant coach at Northwestern University.

Read more about them at minerathletics.com.