Student speakers

Four graduating students were selected to speak during commencement in May:

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Travis Gittemeier: the man inside the mascot

He isn’t the most talkative person you’ll ever meet. But when you spend many of your college days and nights suited up as a mute mascot, chattiness isn’t required.

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S&T grads receive Grainger Power Engineering Awards

Ten recent graduates each received a $6,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical and computer engineering department at Missouri S&T. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence.

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Ceramic engineer finds a home in nuclear industry

When Destinee Rea, CerE’15, began looking at colleges, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the STEM field. The problem? She had no idea which one.

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Tamar Makharashvili: Exceeding expectations

As a child, Tamar Makharashvili was curious about computers. She wanted to understand their parts and how they worked. But her interest in technology wasn’t encouraged at home or in school in her home country of Georgia.

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S&T celebrates fitness center expansion

Just in time to work off pre-finals stress, Missouri S&T’s newly renovated fitness center opened in May. The $4 million expansion more than doubled the facility’s footprint — from 6,400 square feet to 16,600 square feet — which allowed the number of fitness machines to also more than double.

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Physics grad receives NSF graduate research fellowship

Cameron Lerch, Phys’19, was awarded a place in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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Doubling the space where dreams are designed

A Mars rover with a strong arm broke ground on an 8,000-square-foot expansion of the Kummer Student Design Center at Missouri S&T on April 26. The expansion will double the size of the design center, home of S&T’s 20 student design teams.

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‘Glo-Kart’ heads to national competition

Powered by a six-cell lead-acid battery and stopped with a chemiluminesence reaction using luminol, Glo-Kart, one of two S&T entries in a regional 2019 Chem-E-Car competition, took second place and qualified for nationals.

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James and Joan Woodard: Inspiring new generations of teachers and scholars

When Joan Woodard, Math’73, was in high school, there wasn’t much exposure to engineering. But that changed when she got to Rolla.

“I had many friends studying engineering,” she says. “I knew that’s what I ultimately wanted to do.”

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