Author: Linda Fulps

Tulsa turf team

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Love it or hate it, artificial turf has many benefits — including year-round field use and an even playing surface. In October, students voted to fund 75 percent of the $2.4 million required to install turf on S&T’s football and intramural fields, but more is needed.

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Endowment brings young talent to materials science and engineering

Posted by on April 1, 2014

When Wayne Huebner learned that his department had received an endowment of more than $1 million from the estate of G. Robert, ChE’41, and Roberta Couch with just a single requirement — to attract and retain top faculty members in materials science and engineering — he decided to do things a bit differently.

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Modern-day miners

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Yes, we’re the Miners. For nearly 150 years, S&T alumni have been developing new ways to get to the metals, fossil fuels and other mineral resources society wants and needs. Early on, Daniel C. Jackling, MetE 1892, came up with the idea of using open-pit mining, steam shovels and railroad cars to access and remove low-grade copper from Utah’s Bingham Canyon. Although many thought it was a waste of time, Jackling’s low-cost solution revolutionized the industry.

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Express engineer

Posted by on June 26, 2013

“I thrive under pressure,” says Patrick Dippel, EMgt’04. “I was looking for a company that was aggressive in improving itself, and I found it. I have never seen such strong passion and alignment across all segments of a business and through the efforts of every individual employee.”

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Room to grow

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Breenae Washington, EMgt’12, didn’t know what to expect when she started her first job after graduation.

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On the right track

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Yes, it’s an old company. It’s been a fixture in the transportation industry since Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of 1862 to create a transcontinental railroad. But that doesn’t mean Union Pacific is out-of-date.

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Steven Frey: Locked in on S&T

Posted by on October 25, 2012

A true champion of S&T, Steven Frey, MS Phys’86, is director of applied research for Lockheed Martin Corp. in Orlando, Fla. He has been with the company since he finished graduate school.

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Military monster truck

Posted by on June 7, 2012

“We call her Ol’ Smokey — for obvious reasons when you start her up on cold days.” Barbara Skaggs, ME’85, is referring to her family’s 1942 Dodge WC52, better known as a “weapons carrier” in the military. Years ago the veteran vehicle found a new life with the family.

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Keeping it in the family

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Many cars have a series of owners before they are scrapped or otherwise retired. It’s rare for a vehicle to find a permanent loving home that spans generations. Montie Gauss’s 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster is one of the lucky ones.

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Engineering a dream dragster

Posted by on June 7, 2012

“I didn’t pick my major for a good job or a membership to the country club,” says Bob Toy, ME’72. “I did it so I could race.”

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