To the editor

HOLY COW! 

Just received the latest Missouri S&T Magazine and read it cover to cover. Great job representing the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) by students, faculty, staff and the Dean’s Leadership Council. April has been a big promotional month for CASB with the ‘Thank You’ video and now the magazine. Now … to figure out how to leverage all this press and continue to target other opportunities to help students and CASB.

Big Kudos to Ted Kelly, Dr. Paul Stricker, Cori Nelson, Steve Frey, Carl Schmitz, Pam Leitterman, Dr. (Stephen) Roberts and Dr. (Kate) Drowne on article input in Missouri S&T Magazine.

Michael Haynes, Chem’78
Florissant, Mo.


My mother, Ellen Woodman Doll, graduated in 1933 from MSM with a degree in general science with a biology major, and she completed all the coursework from Mizzou to earn teaching credentials. She was one of three coeds that year, and I believe that they all ended up in STEM-type teaching positions. It was during the depression, and she took the only teaching position available. She taught only for a limited time in a rural one-room school in Wishon, which was apparently 11 miles from Rolla. In the 1950s, she decided to go back into teaching now that we children were getting older and extra money for college would be nice. When she went to the Charleston, W. Va., Board of Education to apply for a teaching position, they couldn’t believe that she was a walking STEM teacher long before STEM became popular. It turns out she had the credits from her MSM education to be able to teach advanced math, chemistry, physics and biology. She taught algebra for a number of years before getting a master’s degree in guidance counseling.

Wick Doll, ChE’65
Spartanburg, S.C.

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“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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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