Miner specials

The best buffets offer fresh options, delightful delicacies and a smorgasbord of choices. This issue of Missouri S&T Magazine is no different. On the following pages, we will fill your plate with stories about Miner alumni who are shaping the way we eat.

On the menu that follows, you’ll read about an environmental engineer who helps influence the way food is produced — from backyard gardens to large farms. A team of engineers who ensure Doritos, Sunchips and other snacks are always within reach. Two engineering management graduates who are crafting new careers — one with an Indian food truck, the other with a California winery. Plus you’ll discover what it takes to feed today’s college students from an MBA graduate, get a behind-the-scenes look at campus dining at Missouri S&T and learn the secret to some serious chili from a civil engineer.

This is just a taste of what Missouri S&T alumni are cooking up these days. Dig in and bon apétit.

Around the Puck

Seeking TBI therapies

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu Complications from TBI can be life altering. They include post-traumatic seizures and hydrocephalus, as well as serious cognitive and psychological impairments, and the search for treatments to mitigate these neurodegenerative processes is on.

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Understanding the invisible injury

Students advance traumatic brain injury research By Sarah Potter, sarah.potter@mst.edu “Research is creating new knowledge.”–Neil Armstrong  Research keeps professors on the vanguard of knowledge in their fields and allows students to gain a deeper understanding of their area of study. For students and recent graduates researching traumatic brain injury (TBI) at Missouri S&T, the work […]

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Analyzing small molecules for big results

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu At only 28 years old, Casey Burton, Chem’13, PhD Chem’17, director of medical research at Phelps Health in Rolla and an adjunct professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, is poised to become a prodigious bioanalytical researcher.

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To prevent and protect

By Peter Ehrhard, ehrhardp@mst.edu Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are an unfortunate but all too common occurrence during military training and deployment. Because mild TBIs often present no obvious signs of head trauma or facial lacerations, they are the most difficult to diagnose at the time of the injury, and patients often perceive the impact as […]

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Q&A

Toughest class … ever Some of your classes may have been a breeze, but others kept you up at all hours studying, and some of you struggled just to pass. As part of his research for the S&T 150th anniversary history book, Larry Gragg , Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked […]

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