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.

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…]