Team Orion: Pursuit of Life

Abdalla Bani, AE’13, Tyler Martin, AE’13, and Fabrice Tine, ME’13, AE’13, all overcame adversity to make it to college. Despite the challenges they faced, each of them earned a degree from Missouri S&T. Now they are helping other S&T students who face adversity to achieve the same success. [Read more…]

Sandy Simmons-Gamble: Meeting a 20/20 challenge

When Milton L. Simmons, CerE’49, died in 2005, his daughter knew she wanted to do something special to honor his memory. [Read more…]

Brill shares memories of space contributions

In the June 26 issue of the Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Jack Brill, ME’62, shared memories of his contributions to every major U.S. space mission since 1958. The 75-year-old is retiring as engineering director for EaglePicher Technologies of Joplin after more than 50 years with the company.

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Mathematical makeover

This past fall, Calculus I students at Missouri S&T spent less time listening to lectures and watching their TAs work at the board and did some hands-on problem-solving of their own instead. Smaller labs allowed for more student interaction.

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Unrestricted education

Karl E. Burgher, Econ’84, PhD MinE’85, a former Missouri S&T faculty member, has joined the open educational resource (OER) movement with the release of his management eBook/textbook, Volunteering, published by Ventus LLC. OER content is often free, or of very low cost, to students and the public. Targeted ads inserted into the text help defray the cost of the book. [Read more…]

Taking on a castle

Daniel Edwards, ArchE’11 (above right), and his wife, Ebony (Burnside) Edwards, have a vision of restoring an old workhouse castle located at 2001 Vine St. in Kansas City, Mo. Their story was featured in the May 20 issue of The Kansas City Star. [Read more…]

Schriewer creates STLcoin

Move over, Bitcoin. Now St. Louis has its own crypto-currency, STLcoin. Created by Rick Schriewer, EE’98, STLcoin launched on Jan. 14, 2014. [Read more…]

Tony Kaczmarek: Touchdown for student health

When Missouri S&T upgraded its Student Health Services Center four years ago, former Miner football player and Rolla physician Dr. Tony Kaczmarek, LSci’87, saw an opportunity to improve the facility for Missouri S&T’s current student-athletes. [Read more…]

Woehl receives 2014 Munir Award

Taylor Woehl, CerE’09, received the 2014 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award from the University of California, Davis. Woehl earned his doctorate in chemical engineering in September 2013. His dissertation is titled “Direct Observations of Colloidal and Nanoparticle Behavior in the Presence of External Fields.” 

Steve Parks: ‘failure is just feedback’

Steve Parks, EMgt’82, wants Missouri S&T students to discover who they are much earlier than he did. 

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