Changing the game, one hat at a time

“If one week of feeling horrible can give someone else even one enjoyable day out of the hospital, I would do it as often as possible.” [Read more…]

Built for speed

Most high school guidance counselors encourage prospective college students to apply to as many as eight schools — from dream destinations to likely matches to safe selections where the odds of acceptance are sky-high. [Read more…]

Horatio Alger Scholar finds a home at S&T

After spending most of her youth living off and on with relatives, Mikayla Bridgewater was homeless at age 15 — just days before her sophomore year of high school was to begin. [Read more…]

Rocking the Rollamo

As a child, geology and geophysics senior Tegan Brand would often make the trek through the rolling Ozark hills to visit the banks of the Meramec River as it flowed through her grandparents’ farm in Steelville, Mo. [Read more…]

Diving in

Armaja LaRue-Hill says that if it weren’t for a crown and sash, she would still be the shy, introverted student she was in fall 2014 when she started classes at Missouri S&T. Back then, her introversion kept her from joining campus activities. Now a junior in computer science, LaRue-Hill can’t cross campus without stopping to chat with someone. [Read more…]

Hitting the sweet spot

While some undergraduate students peer through microscopes or write computer programs for their research projects, senior Arielle Bodine made the world of professional golf her laboratory. The applied math and economics double major recently took an eagle-eyed look at the factors that led Phil Mickelson and 46 other top professional golfers to pick up valuable endorsements. [Read more…]

Manish Sharma: working to enjoy the ride

During high school, Manish Sharma often studied by candlelight. Power outages lasting six to eight hours a day were a fixture of hometown life in Khurja, India. For most of his peers, studying in America was a distant dream. But Sharma never gave up on his goal. [Read more…]

Running his own race

When 400-meter hurdler Chayce Boyce steps up to the starting line during a track meet, he’s not thinking about the spectators in the stands or even the runners he is competing against. He’s focused only on running his own race. [Read more…]

A life-changing cab ride

One of the biggest moments of Tamerate Tadesse’s life came in a cab. [Read more…]

The thrill of the kill

Krista Haslag, a senior on the Missouri S&T volleyball team, knows a thing or two about competing. The 6-foot-1 senior from Linn, Mo., racked up 18 kills one mid-November weekend to become the university’s all-time leader in career kills. Haslag finished the season with 1,269 kills. (Erin Bekebrede, Psyc’12, who played for the Miners from 2008–11, held the previous record of 1,243 kills). [Read more…]