Alumna tackles women’s health issues

Grace Deitzler’s chosen field became clear when she took teacher Julie Ertmann’s advanced placement biology class her senior year at University City High School in the St. Louis suburbs. [Read more…]

Fix-it fixation

As Missouri S&T undergraduates a decade ago, Brandt, CE’07, and Nicole, EMgt’07, MS SysE’10, Genz never envisioned careers as small-business owners flourishing amid the 21st century version of the arts and crafts movement. [Read more…]

Katie Payne — future M.D.

The daughter of a logger and a school teacher, Katie Payne, BSci’14, knew she wanted to make a big impact on the world, but it took an anatomy class at Cuba (Mo.) High School to guide her decision to go into medicine. [Read more…]

Richard and Barbara Jaquay: Giving thanks for a life of good fortune and global adventure

Richard Jaquay, CE’63, was building a wastewater treatment plant near Tucson, Ariz., when he met his future wife. They made their first overseas trip together, to China, two years after they were married. [Read more…]

Bob Brackbill: Petroleum pioneer

Bob Brackbill, MinE’42, remembers the day he put his career plans on hold to serve his country. It was a December afternoon in 1941, and he was hanging out with the guys at the Sigma Nu house in Rolla. [Read more…]

Bob Brinkmann: Builder and big thinker

Bob Brinkmann, CE’71, credits a mindset he calls looking for “the second right answer” with growing the company he founded more than 30 years ago. [Read more…]

Matt Coco: True and tireless believer

Matt Coco, CE’66, was a student the first time he served on the Phi Kappa Theta building committee after a fire destroyed his fraternity house in 1964. “I wanted the new house to have a red brick exterior and a fireplace,” he says. “I didn’t get either.” [Read more…]

Roger Dorf: Communications pioneer

As a commuter student, Roger Dorf, ME’65, carpooled to Rolla to earn his degree. On days when he finished classes before the others riding with him, he’d head to the student union to study. But what Dorf remembers most about those afternoons is the magical hour when studying succumbed to slapstick. [Read more…]

Bipin Doshi: Industry champion

Nearly 30 years ago, Bipin Doshi, ChE’62, MS ChE’63, left corporate America to buy a struggling gear manufacturing company. As a chemical engineer, his expertise did not encompass gears, axles or transmissions, but he believed he could turn the company around. [Read more…]

Don Gunther: Global ground-breaker

In a construction career that took him from Iowa to Abu Dhabi, Don Gunther, CE’60, says that the toughest challenge he ever faced was in Canada, building the colossal Syncrude refinery in northern Alberta. [Read more…]