New faces on alumni staff

There are some new faces in the Miner Alumni Association office. Here’s your chance to get to know them.

Administrative assistant Gillian Masters is the woman behind the cheerful voice that answers the main phone line. Masters came to campus last fall from Woodland Park, Colo., where she was office manager for a home health care company.

Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, is no stranger to most of you. The former Miner Alumni Association president is now the executive director of alumni relations and advancement services. She oversees the operations of the Miner Alumni Association and the university advancement research, annual giving, and record-keeping services.

Katie Jackson joined the alumni office on Jan. 7 as assistant director. A member of the S&T staff since 2009, Jackson was a student program administrator in student affairs. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and religion
from Concordia College and a master of education degree from the University ofSouthern Mississippi. She is working toward a doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Q&A: Miners got game

What was the most memorable sports team during your time on campus? As part of his research for the S&T 150th history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share your memories. Here are a few of your answers.

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Honoring new academy members

In October, 12 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in the fall, others in the spring.

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Boosting cyber-physical security

A wide array of complex systems that rely on computers — from public water supply systems and electric grids to chemical plants and self-driving vehicles — increasingly come under not just digital but physical attacks. Bruce McMillin, professor and interim chair of computer science at Missouri S&T, is looking to change that by developing stronger safeguards […]

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MXene discovery could improve energy storage

In spite of their diminutive size, 2-D titanium carbide materials known as MXenes are “quite reactive” to water, a discovery S&T researchers say could have implications for energy storage and harvesting applications such as batteries, supercapacitors and beyond. Their findings were published in 2018 in the American Chemical Society journal Inorganic Chemistry.

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A faster charge for electric vehicles

One drawback of electric vehicles (EVs) is the time it takes to charge them. But what if you could plug in your EV and fully charge it as quickly as it takes to fill up a conventional car with gasoline? Missouri S&T researchers, in collaboration with three private companies, are working to make speedy charging […]

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