Archives for July 2014

Grad celebration

On May 15, the Miner Alumni Association and the Central Ozarks Section hosted a free barbecue outside the alumni office to celebrate the graduation of the 185 attending seniors. The soon-to-be-graduates were welcomed into the Miner Alumni Association at the event.

A look ahead

The Missouri S&T of the future could have a clearly defined “arrival district” off U.S. Highway 63, a learning commons at the center of campus, a modern facility to showcase interdisciplinary research, and a mix of student housing, retail and office buildings along Pine Street.  [Read more…]

Professional degrees

During May commencement, Missouri S&T awarded five honorary professional degrees to recognize these alumni for professional achievement:

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Knights of St. Patrick

Eight alumni, staff and friends of Missouri S&T were dubbed Honorary Knights of St. Patrick during the 106th Best Ever St. Pat’s Celebration in March. [Read more…]

How high can you pi?

David Copeland knows his pi — all the way to 791 decimal places.  [Read more…]

Engaging students

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association changed the format for its board of directors. What used to be a large number of small committees, each with a narrow focus, has been consolidated into five larger committees with broad goals. These committees now focus on alumni engagement, financial resources, student engagement, communications and marketing, and strengthening campus relations. Last issue we introduced you to the Alumni Engagement Committee. This issue, we introduce you to the Student Engagement Committee.  [Read more…]

A gathering of Miners: past, present and future

On April 25, a reception for alumni and prospective students highlighted the Human-Powered Vehicle design team at the law offices of Van Pelt, Yi & James in Cupertino, Calif. Alumni host Lee Van Pelt, Phys’86, Chris Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, and Sarah Moore, admissions representative, brought past, present and future Miners together for pizza, conversation and a team presentation. Twelve team members traveled to the area for the Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge West Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Santa Clara Valley Section. The Missouri S&T team placed third overall in the competition, which was held at the Hellyer Velodrome and the San Jose Fairgrounds.

Photo by Bob Phelan

Brewer Science named a top employer by Minority Engineer magazine

Minority Engineer magazine recently named Brewer Science to its list of 50 top employers in the U.S. The company was featured along with tech giants Google, Apple, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft and Facebook.  [Read more…]

Doctoral student an ASTRO participant

Vaibhav Khane, MS NucE’07, MS ChE’12, PhD ChE’14, recently spent seven months working on models for a new low-enriched uranium core for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor as part of its Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) Program. Khane used multi-physics codes to model designs to replace the reactor’s current highly enriched uranium core. [Read more…]

Fond memories of the Quad

Jamie (Johnson) Farrell, ECE’01, recently shared a story of how she met her husband, Shannon, when she lived in Kelly Hall.  [Read more…]