By the numbers: Summer 2019

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.

Around the Puck

“Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years”

In the 1870s, Rolla seemed an unlikely location for a new college. There were only about 1,400 residents in a community with more saloons than houses of worship. There were no paved streets, sewers or water mains. To visitors, there seemed to be as many dogs, hogs, horses, ducks and geese as humans walking the dusty streets.

[Read More...]

By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2019

[Read More...]

Bringing clean water to South America

Assessing water quality, surveying mountaintop locations and building systems to catch rainwater — that’s how members of S&T’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their summer break.

[Read More...]

Geothermal goals exceeded

After five years of operation, Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system continues to outperform expectations. S&T facilities operations staff originally predicted the geothermal system would reduce campus water usage by over 10% — roughly 10 million gallons per year. The system, which went online in May 2014, cut actual water usage by 18 million to 20 […]

[Read More...]

What happens in Vegas…may appear in print

In his latest volume of Las Vegas lore, historian Larry Gragg says it was deliberate publicity strategies that changed the perception of Sin City from a regional tourist destination where one could legally gamble and access legalized prostitution just outside the city limits, to a family vacation spot filled with entertainment options and surrounded by […]

[Read More...]