Author: Joe McCune

From trucker to teacher

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Daniel Field was driving a truck when inspiration struck — and that took him from Southern California to Missouri S&T.

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Long road

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Being the best can be as much a curse as a blessing. Laura Bartlett, MetE’08, PhD MetE’13, Robert V. Wolf Professor in Metallurgical Engineering at Missouri S&T, is living proof.

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Sparking innovation

Posted by on July 26, 2016

It was hot. Really hot. Desert hot. And Jason Nolte, ME’05, MS ME’07, was hot. Really hot. Desert hot.

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Taking a gamble

Posted by on November 25, 2015

“One-armed bandits” have become highly technical games thanks in part to two S&T alumni. Charles Berg and Robert Miodunski both hold patents in the casino gaming industry.

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Automative inventions

Posted by on November 25, 2015

The Center for Automotive Research estimates that 3 to 5 percent of all patents granted in the U.S. are awarded to the auto industry, with as many as 5,000 patents awarded every year. Miner alumni are responsible for several of those. Here are a few examples.

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How ideas bloom

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Joseph G. Straeter, PetE’83, has spent his life tinkering, modifying, improving — inventing — and his work has made him one of the most prolific Miner inventors. From the flower fields to the oil fields, Straeter’s patents at last count total over 500.

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A voice for toys

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Bill Jacobs, ME’64, is fluent in at least two “languages.” “I tell people I’m bilingual,” he says. “I can work in metal and plastics.”

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Furnished with gratitude

Posted by on July 29, 2015

From its groundbreaking on April 23, 2010, to the grand opening in March 2015, Hasselmann Alumni House was conceived and built thanks to the support from our alumni — some 57,000 strong — and from friends who know what an asset Missouri S&T is to our region, our nation, our world.

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A flight of generosity

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Located just past the Miner Alumni Association’s Berry Welcome Center, the Order of the Golden Shillelagh Grand Staircase has 19 steps — 20 if you count the landing halfway down. Its rich, dark finish and ornate newel posts make the staircase more than a functional element. It’s a showcase of the craftsmanship present throughout Hasselmann […]

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Vision makes a house come to life

Posted by on July 29, 2015

The central gathering place in Hasselmann Alumni House — the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall — is named for two men with a vision for the future of the Miner Alumni Association.

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