Fan named Tang Professor

Jun Fan, an expert in electromagnetic compatibility and a member of the S&T faculty since 2007, became the Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering on Oct. 1.

The Tang Professorship was established through a gift from software entrepreneur Cynthia Tang, Econ’85, who founded Insight Industries, a software consulting company based in Platteville, Wis., in 1987. She is also a member of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh, an emerita member of the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees and a 2011 Alumni of Influence inductee.

Fenwick steps down, Drury to lead Miner football

Tyler Fenwick, who led Missouri S&T’s football program to its first post-season victory in 68 seasons during the 2018 campaign, stepped down in January to accept the head coaching post at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He led the Miner program for the past six seasons and had a record of 37-29. [Read more…]

New leader at the helm of S&T’s research, graduate programs

An expert in multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence is now leading Missouri S&T’s research efforts. Costas Tsatsoulis, former dean of the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas, joined S&T as vice chancellor for research and dean of graduate studies on Sept. 4. [Read more…]

A golden reunion

The Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Golden Alumni Reunion May 21–22 at Hasselmann Alumni House. In addition to reconnecting with fellow classmates, alumni will tour their departments and learn more about what is happening on campus today. The highlight of the event is a grand recognition ceremony, where class members receive their 50-year pins and certificates.

If you are a member of the Class of 1969 and have not received your invitation, or if you are from another class but would prefer to celebrate your Golden Alumni Reunion with the class of 1969, contact the alumni office at alumni@mst.edu or call 800-JO-MINER (800-566-4637) for more information.

Post-season praise

In its first post-season bowl game in 68 years, the Miner football team defeated Minnesota State University-Moorhead 51-16 on a rainy Dec. 1 afternoon in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Quarterback Tyler Swart, a petroleum engineering student from Dickinson, Texas, and defensive end Tershawn Wharton, an engineering management student from University City, Mo., were named game MVPs. [Read more…]

Bo Mahaney: Personal compass navigates military career

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney, Hist’85, might just dispel your preconceived notions of military commanders.

Mahaney began his military career as an electronic warfare navigator in the Air Force. Today Mahaney, a two-star general originally from St. James, Mo., is chief of staff for Air Mobility Command (AMC) headquartered at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Ill. [Read more…]

Deshawn Jones: On top of his game

With intelligence, discipline and athletic prowess, Deshawn Jones, a junior in biological sciences and running back for Missouri S&T’s football team, has amassed a coveted collection of athletic titles and records at S&T. But he has been raking in awards since grammar school.

Jones grew up in inner-city Chicago, the middle child of three. He began to cultivate his work ethic as a kindergartner. Today, despite his demanding schedule, he willingly gives one afternoon a week during the school year to help children at a Rolla elementary school develop skills in studying, decision-making, teamwork and leadership. [Read more…]

Sarangapani named to national academy of inventors

Jagannathan Sarangapani, Rutledge-Emerson Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at S&T, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. [Read more…]

Crushing it for science

Want to build a better aerogel? You need to start by crushing them, say S&T researchers. Their findings were first published in August 2018 in Soft Matter, a Royal Society of Chemistry journal that focuses on the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. [Read more…]

S&T students find a helping hand in Avery Welker

by Hannah Ramsey-Standage

It isn’t difficult to spot Avery Welker in a crowd. And the 6-foot-4-inch-tall S&T graduate student’s broad smile and relaxed manner make it easy for him to make connections.

“I find it fun to talk and learn something new about a person,” says Welker, PetE’16, MS PetE’18, pictured above with Anna Ramirez, a senior in petroleum engineering and secretary of Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow. [Read more…]