St. Pat’s 2018

For a few days in March, the S&T campus and the Rolla community paint the town green. Here are a few scenes from the 110th Best Ever St. Pat’s.


Interim Chancellor Chris Maples helped officially dedicate the bronze statue of St. Pat, placed at the corner of Toomey Hall for the 100th St. Pat’s in 2008.

For the first time in S&T history, St. Pat is a woman — Katelyn Jones. Here Jones crowns Jessica Caravello Queen of Love and Beauty.

Miner alumni, students and community members swapped stories and shared lunch at Hasselmann Alumni House after the parade.

Despite the chilly weather, the parade drew an impressive crowd all along Pine Street.

Around the Puck

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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