At the forefront of astrophysics research

Using two 4-kilometer-long laser interferometers located in Washington and Louisiana, scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a weak 1.3 billion-year-old signal from the collision of two black holes. The discovery proved the existence of the gravitational waves Albert Einstein predicted in his general theory of relativity.

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Groundwater mapping, managed flooding may help stop sinking

Parts of California’s Central Valley, the state’s most productive farm region, sunk as much as 28 feet during the first half of the 20th century, and if modeling is accurate, the ground will sink another 13 feet or more over the next 20 years.

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Welcome to the library

On July 1, Hsin-liang “Oliver” Chen, joined S&T as dean of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library.

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True grit

Grit, or strength of character, can predict the academic success of college students more accurately than standardized test scores or demographic indicators, according to current psychological studies.

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A new spin on thin films

You could say Jay A. Switzer is a spin doctor of sorts. The materials scientist and his research team have devised a way to create high-performance inorganic thin films. Also known as epitaxial films, they are used in the manufacture of semiconductors.

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Miner Fest Registration

Register online at mineralumni.com/homecoming or call 800-JOMINER (800-566-4637).

Alumni should pick up their registration packets at the Homecoming Welcome Table:
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Hasselmann Alumni House
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Alumni Tent, Gale Bullman Building parking lot

Academy Events

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2019 Homecoming award recipients

Academy inductions

In April, 38 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in the spring, others in the fall.

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Come together: Celebrating St. Pat’s across the country

With over 50 sections across the country, the Miner Alumni Association offers an abundance of opportunities for you to expand your professional and social circle. From sporting events to St. Pat’s festivities, Miners like you get together year-round to connect and play. Don’t miss out on the fun. Check out the events calendar at mineralumni.com/events.

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