Briefly

Engineer and author Henry Petroski says engineers play a crucial role in the success of many of the world’s greatest achievements. He spoke on “Success and Failure in Engineering: A Paradoxical Relationship” on campus in April as part of the Neil, CE’43, and Maurita Stueck Distinguished Lecture Series.
Joan M. Nesbitt, former vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Tulsa, became vice chancellor for university advancement at Missouri S&T on April 11.
Mohamed Rahaman, professor of materials science and engineering, received the University of Missouri System President’s Award for Inter-Campus Collaboration for his work with B. Sonny Bal, associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Rahaman is also director of S&T’s Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration.
Rick Stephenson, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering and assistant department chair for graduate affairs, received the UM System President’s Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement for his work with Engineers Without Borders.
Klaus Woelk, associate professor and assistant chair of chemistry, received the UM System President’s Award for Innovative Teaching for redesigning introductory chemistry courses to include discussion boards, student response devices, online testing and homework, and the ability to communicate with the instructor through text messaging during class.

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“Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years”

In the 1870s, Rolla seemed an unlikely location for a new college. There were only about 1,400 residents in a community with more saloons than houses of worship. There were no paved streets, sewers or water mains. To visitors, there seemed to be as many dogs, hogs, horses, ducks and geese as humans walking the dusty streets.

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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2019

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Bringing clean water to South America

Assessing water quality, surveying mountaintop locations and building systems to catch rainwater — that’s how members of S&T’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their summer break.

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Geothermal goals exceeded

After five years of operation, Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system continues to outperform expectations. S&T facilities operations staff originally predicted the geothermal system would reduce campus water usage by over 10% — roughly 10 million gallons per year. The system, which went online in May 2014, cut actual water usage by 18 million to 20 […]

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What happens in Vegas…may appear in print

In his latest volume of Las Vegas lore, historian Larry Gragg says it was deliberate publicity strategies that changed the perception of Sin City from a regional tourist destination where one could legally gamble and access legalized prostitution just outside the city limits, to a family vacation spot filled with entertainment options and surrounded by […]

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