Author: Mary Helen Stoltz

Miner memories

Posted by on August 2, 2016

In a letter published in a June 1945 issue of the student newspaper, the Missouri Miner, then-Dean Curtis Laws Wilson, Hon’46, wrote to editor Charles W. “Bill” Bennett to speak up for disgruntled faculty members who felt they were being treated unfairly in the Miner. Believing the university would run more smoothly if the faculty […]

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Josh Pribe leading by example

Posted by on July 26, 2016

Josh Pribe, ME’16, spent three years of college knee-deep in residential life leadership. He wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.

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Cailey Baker: Catching Miners

Posted by on March 25, 2016

Miner softball catcher Cailey Baker loves the excitement of playing behind the plate.

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Household items

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Take a look around your house. How many things you see were patented by Miner alumni? Maybe more than you think. Here are just a few examples of household Miner inventions.

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The air up there

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Before the era of jet planes, scientists didn’t realize that thunderstorm cells could stretch as high as 90,000 feet into the atmosphere.

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Building a better finger trap

Posted by on November 25, 2015

When designing parachutes, engineers need to include attachments that are both strong and easily packed into small and sometimes awkward spaces, says Julie Martin, AE’07.

PrintMartin was working on a joint project for the U.S. Navy and NASA to design the parachute system for the Orion capsule when she discovered the need for a better fingertrap loop.

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Yogurt fix

Posted by on April 2, 2015

More than 18,000 servings of Yoplait dairy products are consumed around the world every minute. Many of those servings come from the Carson, Calif., General Mills plant, which sits right in the middle of metropolitan Los Angeles. Plant manager Mike Noble oversees the production facility, which helps the brand produce the more than 11 different […]

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Chili man

Posted by on April 2, 2015

Larry Eastep, CE’69, MS CE’76, started cooking chili competitively in the early ’90s. He competes five to 10 times a year, making everything from traditional red chili to chili verde and salsa in 18 states and Canada. Eastep is considered a Grand Master Cook by the International Chili Society (ICS).

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A perfect match

Posted by on November 26, 2014

When former Chancellor John F. Carney III issued a challenge to chemical engineering alumni to help fund a new chemical and biochemical engineering building, a group of alumni at ExxonMobil took action.

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Sandy Simmons-Gamble: Meeting a 20/20 challenge

Posted by on November 26, 2014

When Milton L. Simmons, CerE’49, died in 2005, his daughter knew she wanted to do something special to honor his memory.

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