Boonchai Songthumvat: educating Thailand

Boonchai Songthumvat, MS EMgt’76, is doing everything he can to make education possible for children in Thailand. Known as Boon, Songthumvat and his wife, Nuchanart, own Nuboon Co., a Bangkok-based manufacturer of fruit and vegetable juices, coffee and tea.

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Jack Wright: a golden year for the Arch

20150518 Jack Wright 016Fifty years ago this October, the St. Louis skyline was changed forever by the construction of the Gateway Arch, built as a monument to U.S. westward expansion. [Read more…]

Matt Coco: stepping up to deliver a dream

20150306 Matteo Coco 009Matt Coco, CE’66, remembers the first meeting nearly a decade ago as if it were yesterday. He and other past presidents of the Miner Alumni Association had gathered to discuss a major project — a campus home for the association. “We talked about what a huge undertaking it would be,” Coco says. “Then they all looked at me because I was the only one in the construction business.”

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French honors

William Shaw Legion of Honor CeremonyWilliam Shaw, CE’49, a World War II veteran, was awarded the French Legion of Honor, the highest award that France bestows, for his service in helping to liberate France from Nazi control.

Reliving history

Joseph Senne, MS CE'51

Joseph Senne, MS CE’51

World War II veteran Joseph Senne, MS CE’51, former chair of civil engineering at Missouri S&T, flew to Washington, D.C., in October to visit the national war memorials as part of the San Diego Honor Flight.

Senne, who joined the Navy in 1942 as a petty officer first class, was on Okinawa when the peace treaty with Japan was signed on Sept. 2, 1945. His work as a surveyor helped clear Port Seeadler, an important staging area for WWII operations in the South Pacific.

Grad, wife write historical novel

ChiltonBookCoverDan Chilton, CE’65, and his wife, Suzanne, wrote Blue & Gray Cross Current, a historical novel set in the Civil War. The book is based on official records and true events and characters in Chilton’s family. Profits go to the Shannon County (Mo.) Museum.

Alumni, students help Piney River Heritage Farm project

Two Missouri S&T alumni are working on a project more than 150 years in the making.

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Meet Rich Eimer, new association president

Rich Eimer, EE’71, of Conroe, Texas, retired executive vice president of operations for Dynegy Inc., began his two-year term as president of the Miner Alumni Association in October. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked him about his plans.

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Long named SEMS president

Suzanna Long, Hist’84, Phys’84, EMgt’04, PhD EMgt’07, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, was named president-elect of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS), a part of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

SEMS supports IIE members as they advance the state of engineering management practice and research.

Day named Alumni Fellow

Delbert Day, CerE’58, Curators’ Professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, was named an Alumni Fellow by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Day earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in ceramic technology from Penn State in 1960 and 1961, respectively. Day holds 62 U.S. and foreign patents for ceramic technology, including radioactive microspheres called TheraSpheres, which are used to treat patients with inoperable liver cancer.