Missouri S&T By the Numbers

S&T Mars Rover Design Team’s finish in the 2019 University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, Utah, with its rover Valkyrie. This is the team’s third consecutive top-five finish.

Miner swimming team’s rank in the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships — S&T’s highest national finish in a decade. Tim Samuelsen took second-place in the 1,650 freestyle, and the 400-yard freestyle relay team finished fifth.

Missouri S&T’s rank among the nation’s Top 25 Brainiest Colleges according to Lumosity, a brain training company. S&T ranked ahead of Stanford University in the list.

Number of head men’s basketball coaches in the history of the Miners program. See page 38 for a story on No. 15.

six hundred and fifty-two thousand, thirty-two dollars

Funds raised for Finish Line Scholarships during S&T’s first-ever Giving Day, 24 hours of non-stop philanthropy, on April 24. Finish Line Scholarships help students on the home stretch to graduation.

Sixteen thousand, six hundred

Square footage of the newly expanded S&T fitness center, which was dedicated in April and opened its doors in May.

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Seeking TBI therapies

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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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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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