David Pollack: energy entrepreneur

After graduating from Missouri S&T, David Pollack soon realized that looking for jobs wasn’t really his thing. He was more interested, as it turns out, in employing himself.

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Dave and Mae Jean Nothstine

Dave Nothstine’s wife, Mae Jean, was “one of 12 women” on campus when he was a student, recalls Dave, ME’55. A member of the St. Pat’s Board, Dave says calculus was the most intimidating class he took. Dave worked in the aviation industry from 1955 to 1995, retiring from McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) as vice president of international support services.

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Briefly

The nuclear engineering program at Missouri S&T celebrated its 50-year anniversary Sept. 17-18 with tours of the campus’s nuclear reactor and laboratories and a keynote address by Starnes Walker, director of research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The university began offering accredited undergraduate nuclear engineering degrees in 1960 and the reactor — the first built in Missouri — opened in 1961.

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Leading the way for pre-college engineering, biomed

S&T’s summer camps aren’t just for students. More than 160 teachers from middle schools throughout the United States visited campus last summer to learn the latest on teaching engineering and biomedical science.

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Plugging in to new auto technology

Transitioning from a fossil fuel-based auto industry to one that will rely on electricity will require a major retooling of our educational programs. S&T is already plugged in to that need for change.

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Skin cancer detection made easier

Detection of malignant melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will soon be quicker and easier thanks to a group of S&T researchers led by Randy Moss, a professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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Battlebots, tiny-sized

In the robotic competition known as Battlebots, hefty machines the size of blood hounds use buzz saws and other weaponry to duke it out in an arena.

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Improving dental restoration

Oral surgeons may one day have an easier, less costly approach to one important aspect of dental restoration if a newly patented process developed at Missouri S&T takes hold.

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Lisa & Mindy Lake

When did you get started in running and why?
Mindy: I started running in the summer before we entered the fifth grade. One of our older brothers asked if Lisa and I wanted to go to the track for a practice and we decided to try it. Well, we at least survived our first attempt at running on the track and it helped that Lisa and I became running buddies from then on.

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Former Miner coaches named to MIAA’s inaugural Hall of Fame class

Billy Key and the late Charlie Finley, two iconic coaches in the history of Missouri S&T athletics, were among the members of the inaugural class of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Hall of Fame. The class was inducted in June.

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