Author: lfeyh

Snakeasaurus: S&T grad makes a BIG discovery

Posted by on June 10, 2010

As miners dig deeper and deeper into an open coal pit in Colombia, millions of years of history are displaced. On a fossil-hunting expedition to one of these pits in 2006, Carlos Jaramillo’s team found some big bones that belonged to a super-sized creature.

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Nuclear energy: critical for the country

Posted by on March 11, 2010

Since 1979, the year of the Three Mile Island scare in Pennsylvania, no new construction permits for commercial nuclear reactors have been awarded in the United States.

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Natural gas: Between rock and a tight space

Posted by on March 11, 2010

The United States consumes about 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in an average month. Consumption typically spikes to about 2.5 trillion cubic feet during a cold winter month.

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The clean(er) coal conundrum

Posted by on March 11, 2010

Edward I, known for being ruthless, banned the burning of coal in London because his mother didn’t like the smell of it. Despite threats of hangings, the ban didn’t work. People defied the king because coal was cheaper than wood.

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Bay and Bauer: addressing the needs

Posted by on November 24, 2009

Two of the most consistent longtime donors to campus are Robert Bay, CE’49, and Richard Bauer, ChE’51. The pair has obviously seen plenty of changes on campus. And they stay involved in order to help ensure that those changes are the good kind.

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Zebulun Nash: idealistic engineer

Posted by on November 24, 2009

Zebulun (Zeb) Nash, ChemE’72, got interested in engineering as a kid, thanks in part to the space race. By age 12, Nash had read up on what it is that chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers actually do – and this, he will remind you, was before the Internet.

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Talking Turkey: Ozgur Tort

Posted by on June 10, 2009

A Missouri S&T graduate in Istanbul (not Constantinople) is running one of the fastest growing retail outfits in the world. Ozgur Tort, EMgt’96, is CEO of Migros Turk, a $4 billion (U.S. dollars) business based in Turkey. Tort started working for Migros, a grocery store chain, about 13 years ago. “This is actually my first […]

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Underneath Ontario

Posted by on June 10, 2009

It’s no secret that Canadian winters can be brutal. But at 8,000 feet below the Ontario surface, the temperature is a toasty 82 degrees year-round.
This is Sean Kautzman’s work environment much of the time. Kautzman, MinE’00, is an engineer for Vale Inco, a large company that operates the 100-year-old Creighton Mine in the northern mining community of Sudbury, Ontario.

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The house that Lancey helped build

Posted by on March 13, 2009

For a long time, Yankee Stadium was famously known as “The house that Ruth built.” But as far as the Missouri S&T family is concerned, the new Yankee Stadium could technically be called “The house that Michael Lancey built.” Or at least the house he helped to build.

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Down & dirty: As far as Brandon Freeman is concerned, sewer diving is a dream job

Posted by on March 13, 2009

Missouri S&T has a lot of graduates who do things that might attract attention from the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs.” Some of them toil under a hot sun in the oil fields. Some of them study muck from the bottom of rivers. A lot of them work in dirty underground mines. But Brandon Freeman, […]

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