Archives for April 2015

40 years a TKE


Alumni members of Tau Kappa Epsilon at a cabin owned by John Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, and Greg Hicks, CE’76, MS EMgt’80.

Every year, members of Tau Kappa Epsilon’s 1974 pledge class gather at Homecoming to reminisce about their college days. Homecoming 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the pledge class.

Forging new friendships

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association board of directors consolidated its committees into five groups with broad goals. In this issue, we introduce you to the Strengthening Campus Relations Committee.

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Alumni Alliance Award

SusanHRothschildSusan H. Rothschild, CSci’74, was awarded a 2015 Presidential Citation Award for outstanding service to Missouri S&T. Rothschild, a retired accountant with John R. Straub CPA, PC, has been a member of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors since 1998 and served as association president from 2010–12. She is a class coordinator, a member of the Alumni Alliance and a speaker for the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Academy of Computer Science.

S&T to train cybersecurity experts

Missouri S&T received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to reduce threats to cybersecurity by training the next generation of cybersleuths.

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Save the date: Homecoming 2015

Make plans now to attend Homecoming 2015 Oct. 23–24.

More details will be published in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. For hotel information and other accommodations in the area, go to

Chancellor encourages Ph.D. growth

With $4.5 million in strategic funding from the University of Missouri System, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader plans to create 70 new Ph.D. research assistant, teaching assistant and fellowship positions and increase the number of doctoral students at S&T by 12 percent — from 583 to 653. The initiative also provides competitive funding for the equivalent of 350 existing graduate research and teaching assistant positions.

Alumni of Influence

Three years ago, Missouri S&T honored our first class of Alumni of Influence — alumni who, through their wisdom, discoveries, inventions and generosity, have made their mark on the world. This tradition will continue in 2016, when we gather to honor the next class of Alumni of Influence.

We’re looking to you, our alumni, for recommendations.

For nearly 145 years, graduates of what is now known as Missouri S&T have accomplished remarkable feats. Tell us about them at

Good riddance to soggy buns

The solution to the soggy bun epidemic may be the brainchild of Missouri S&T freshman Tyler Richards and his friend, Jonathan Thompson. And it all started as an assignment for their high school Project Lead the Way capstone course, Engineering Development and Design. That’s when the Liberty, Mo., teens decided to tackle a common problem:  How to keep water from running out of the ketchup bottle when it’s squeezed.

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Max Tohline: film for thought

Max Tohline came to Missouri S&T from Madeira, Ohio, in 2002 with a plan to study aerospace engineering. But an elective course in film caused his true passion to take flight.

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Spotlighting the champions of Miner Nation

Miner Nation is made up of alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, faculty, staff and students who care, connect and contribute. This year for the first time, our Honor Roll of Donors and Volunteers was published in an online format at The listing encompasses two years of giving — both the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years, which run from July to June. The power of Miner pride has never been greater — and we have an extraordinary honor roll to prove it.