Author: Peter Ehrhard

More than a hobby

Posted by on March 30, 2018

“Preserving History in Miniature” is more than just the slogan for Philip Scandura’s architectural modeling miniatures business. Miniature train and building construction has been a passion of his for as long as he can remember.

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The big picture

Posted by on March 30, 2018

In junior high school, Greg M. Stowell, ME’85, MS ME’87, was forced to take an art elective. Stowell remembers spending the next year learning the basics of film-based photography — shooting, processing and printing photos in a traditional darkroom.

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Out of this world

Posted by on November 17, 2017

After days of competition in a barren desert, 36 teams of finalists, more than 500 students from seven countries, slowly made their way to the “Hab,” a deep space habitat at the Mars Desert Research Station, to find out who had won the University Rover Challenge.

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Never enough

Posted by on November 16, 2017

You would think being crowned world champions would satisfy even the most competitive people, but not the Mars Rover Design Team members. The team was initially invited to the Canadian International Rover Challenge, held in July in Drumheller, Alberta, to help judge the inaugural competition, but decided to enter the competition as well.

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The doctor is in

Posted by on July 27, 2017

“The medical students from Rolla are different. Every single one seems to be scarily talented and driven.”

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Distance is only a number

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Long distances may separate Miners from their alma mater, but as the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Two thousand miles away from Rolla, Margaret Bowman, CE’13, continues to learn at and support the university from which she recently graduated, even though she thought she would never continue her education. Thanks to her […]

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Mastering business

Posted by on March 23, 2017

After deciding to pursue a master’s degree to open up more career opportunities, Jeffrey Jenkins, MBA’16, chose Missouri S&T on the recommendation of his brother, recent Rolla graduate Jared Jenkins, BAdm’12, Econ’12.

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Teaching and learning

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Many graduate students work at the university as lecturers or graduate teaching assistants. And, most get time to prepare and have a certain mentality or “game face” when heading into their classrooms. For Mariah Covington, teaching and learning sometimes blur together.

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Robert Buehler: Mapping a path to success

Posted by on August 2, 2016

When Garmin International Inc. opened its branch office at Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center in Innovation Park in December 2012, the company was simply looking for students interested in software engineering to take part in semester-long part-time internships.

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Miner Challenge: Breaking the spring break stereotype

Posted by on March 25, 2016

Miners give back in many ways. Many of our students give back by participating in Miner Challenge, a week-long alternative spring break program. Miner Challenge gives students a chance to help individuals and communities affected by issues like poverty, a lack of access to education, homelessness and natural disasters.

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