Timothy and Katryn Barefield: Remembering their roots

Timothy, ME’83, and Katryn, Econ’84, Barefield come from families of educators and engineers. Their new Rolla Rising Scholarship honors two of them: their fathers, both of whom were Missouri S&T faculty members. Robert S. Barefield taught in engineering management, and Robert “Fred” Davidson, CE’41, MS CE’49, in engineering mechanics. [Read more…]

Brewing water

Kevin Fahrenkrog, ChE’88, was recently featured in an Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B) Super Bowl LII commercial. Fahrenkrog, general manager of A-B’s Cartersville, Ga., brewery, is one of the plant’s employees who operate its emergency water program. [Read more…]

Composing an engine

Charlie Rusher, ME’11, a noise and vibration engineer at Chevrolet in Milford, Mich., was featured in a New York Times question-and-answer session in October 2017 that focused on his work with Corvette engines. [Read more…]

After graduation, uncovering a whole new Rolla

Like many students who come to Missouri S&T, Rachel Jung’s exposure to the people and places beyond campus was fairly limited. [Read more…]

Stephanie O’Sullivan: Life after intelligence

Biding her time in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay while preparing to enter the job market, recent Rolla graduate Stephanie (Mink) O’Sullivan responded to a cryptic newspaper classified ad seeking an “ocean engineer.” [Read more…]

Katelyn Brinker advances the future of space exploration

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launches its mission to explore Jupiter’s moons in 2022, the ambitious effort will stay connected to Earth thanks in part to the work of Mars Rover Design Team member Katelyn Brinker. [Read more…]

Following opportunity wherever it may rove

Michael Bouchard’s interest in Mars — and Mars rovers — didn’t end when he left Rolla. [Read more…]

A life of service at home and abroad

Lydia Aiken has had a longtime interest in other cultures and compassion for people from different backgrounds. And when she graduates from Missouri S&T, she hopes to carry that compassion and understanding into a career with the U.S. Foreign Service. [Read more…]

Pushing the boundaries of space exploration

Space tourism could start in the next  two years, says Jeff Thornburg, AE’96, but it’s going to be expensive.

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Rebuilding communities

As a single mother paying her way through college, Stephanie Hall’s early lessons in hard work weren’t confined to Missouri S&T classrooms.

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