Archives for November 2015

Record: broken


In August, nearly 8,900 students started classes at Missouri S&T and broke the previous enrollment record, set in 2014. That total included 1,491 first-year and transfer students, which also shattered the previous record. That one had held since 1981.

Bertelsmeyer Hall earns LEED Silver certification

James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall, S&T’s chemical and biochemical engineering building, was recently awarded LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. [Read more…]

A golden year for computer science


This past fall, S&T’s computer science department kicked off a year-long celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of the computer science degree program, the first of its kind in the state. Check out more photos from the program’s history at

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Miner alumni are an inventive bunch.

From everyday innovations — toothbrushes and vacuum cleaners, driving machines and washing machines — to industrial, medical and digital advances, to the unusual and unheralded, Missouri S&T graduates have put their brains to work to make things better. [Read more…]

MEM’s the word

Missouri S&T is the only university in America to offer mechanical earth modeling (MEM) as part of the undergraduate petroleum engineering curriculum. Now with a $225,000 gift from Chevron through its University Partnership Program, S&T is one step closer to establishing a MEM Center of Excellence to build the program.
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In print

Elizabeth Cudney, PhD EMgt’06, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, co-wrote Total Productive Maintenance: Strategies and Implementation Guide, which was published in July by CRC Press.

Kellie Grasman, a lecturer in engineering management and systems engineering, co-wrote a textbook titled Fundamentals of Engineering Economic Analysis. The text won the Book of the Year Award at the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.

Studying the building blocks of life

Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Teaching Professor of chemistry, and Honglan Shi, an associate research professor of chemistry, are working with colleagues at Clemson University to develop a microscopic fiber optic probe that can detect changes in a single cell. The work is funded through a $567,311 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more…]

Alumni take leadership roles in association

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 24, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members. We welcome them and thank the departing members for their dedication and loyalty to Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association. [Read more…]

What was your favorite food during college?

Before the days of university food service, many Miner alumni ate their meals at eating clubs. Later, campus cafeterias provided the three squares a Miner needed. For some students, a landlady or fraternity or sorority cook served the meals. Others had a favorite restaurant. We asked about your favorite food during college. Here is what you told us. [Read more…]

S&T takes 5th in solar decathlon

Day 10 of construction at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

S&T’s Solar House Design Team placed fifth in the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, held Oct. 8-18 in Irvine, Calif. This was the team’s sixth competition and its highest score yet. S&T’s entry, called the Nest Home, was built from three repurposed shipping containers covered with siding made from pallet lumber. It gets its name from the practice of birds that build nests using natural materials. The house was judged in 10 categories, including marketability and architecture.