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…]

Following opportunity wherever it may rove

Michael Bouchard’s interest in Mars — and Mars rovers — didn’t end when he left Rolla. [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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Leaving a legacy in metallurgical engineering

The steel industry career Lindell R. “Bob” Hurst expected when he majored in metallurgical engineering never materialized.

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A gift without borders

David Heikkinen, ME’93, and Dr. Ann Rueff Heikkinen have deep Rolla roots. They met as students at Rolla Junior High School, and their mothers both worked for Missouri S&T. Virginia Heikkinen Callahan, Hist’88, worked in admissions and Chris Rueff in career services. [Read more…]