St. Pat’s: S&T goes green

For a few days in March, the Missouri S&T campus — and the Rolla community — paint the town green for St. Pat’s.  If you couldn’t make it back for the 108th St. Pat’s, here are a few scenes from this year’s Best Ever celebration. [Read more…]

Home sweet home: Hasselmann Alumni House

Hasselmann Alumni House Landscaping         Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TAfter 141 years of makeshift meeting space and office migration, Miner alumni finally have a home of their own on campus. The dedication of Hasselmann Alumni House in March planted the permanent roots of home ownership for the first time in Miner Alumni Association history. [Read more…]

Aysen Malone: Guiding the next generation

FIRST Robotics mentor Aysen Malone works with a team at Rolla High School on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015.        Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

FIRST Robotics mentor Aysen Malone works with a team at Rolla High School on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Incoming junior engineering student Aysen Malone knows that a strong mentor can leave a lasting impression on a person. Inspired by her own first mentor, she returns to the high school she graduated from twice a week to help support its robotics teams.

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Women’s mining team wins world championship

The Women’s Mining Team earned first place in its category at the 37th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held in March at the Western Australia School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, Australia.

The team defended its title as world champions in a competition designed to test skills in old-fashioned mining techniques known as “mucking.” S&T’s co-ed team took sixth place. The Men’s A and B teams earned 12th and eighth place, respectively.

Chancellor Schrader: Missouri S&T mentor for women in engineering

Design team videos

Baja Team
Back in the UMR days, the team built a vehicle that could drive on water. Watch it plunge into Little Prairie Lake and then across it.

Advanced Aero Vehicle Group
AAVG also designs and builds high-powered rockets. See a practice launch (wait for it, it’s about 30 seconds in).

Human-Powered Vehicle Team
In 2007, Jerrod Bouchard, EMgt’08, ME’08, became the second-fastest college student to ever be propelled by his own power.

Formula Car Team
The Indy-style Formula cars go from 0 to 60 mph in about 3 seconds.

Engineers Without Borders
More than 330 of our EWB students have traveled to Bolivia, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras, so far.

Fast bike

Human-powered vehicle racer Jerrod Bouchard, a senior in mechanical engineering at UMR, recorded the third-fastest time ever by a college student this week in the World Human Power Speed Challenge at Battle Mountain, Nev.

Lessons from Bolivia

This past summer the University of Missouri-Rolla’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to two destinations in Bolivia to apply their engineering skills to local problems. The first destination was a small boarding school in the Amazon. There the problem consisted of finding a clean source of water. The second location was in Inca Katurapi, a small village in the Andes where there had never been latrines. UMR students and faculty developed composting latrines for the community in an attempt to help reduce the infant mortality rate. What follows is the story of that adventure.

Explosives camp

As NPR reported this summer, "Teens at explosives camp learn how to use dynamite to obliterate watermelons and blast rocks from the depths of mine shafts.