Building name now honors two longtime professors

Straumanis Hall, which houses the Graduate Center for Materials Research, was renovated this summer and renamed Straumanis-James Hall in honor of William J. “Bill” James, professor emeritus of chemistry at Missouri S&T.

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Innovation Park takes shape

Construction began this spring on a 22,750-square-foot general office building on the northeast corner of Missouri S&T’s Golf Course

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St. Pat’s 2010

Follies, street painting, the court, parade and after-parade parties kept the “best ever” tradition alive in Rolla.

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Learning abroad … from Rolla

When final presentations were given in Missouri S&T’s Strategic Enterprise Management Systems course last semester, half the class may have been wearing pajamas. That’s because half of the students took the course from Amsterdam, where class begins seven hours later than in Missouri.

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Building in the Big Easy

A group of 28 Missouri S&T students spent their spring break in New Orleans helping rebuild homes hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as part of the Miner Challenge 2010, an alternative spring break program sponsored by the university’s student life department.

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Professional degrees

During commencement, 10 alumni and friends received professional degrees:

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Grand design: the Kummer Student Design Center

Work is under way on a new — and much larger — facility to house Missouri S&T’s student design teams.

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S&T takes second in PetroBowl

Once a year, students from around the world get together to test their knowledge of the oil and gas industry in the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ PetroBowl. Missouri S&T’s student chapter of SPE recently placed second in their first-ever competition, which was held in New Orleans.

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EcoCAR unveiled

Missouri S&T’s EcoCAR team unveiled its entry for EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge during a ceremony last October at the campus’s E3 Commons. The S&T group is one of 17 university teams from the U.S. and Canada involved in the competition, which requires each team to re-engineer a 2009 Saturn Vue to become more energy-efficient. The S&T team plans to turn the Saturn into a hydrogen-powered vehicle.

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An inside look at the fort

Fort Leonard Wood has been in the Ozarks for nearly 70 years, but what goes on there is a mystery to many. Last fall, three Missouri S&T technical communication students worked to change that by making the military base’s internal operations more accessible to the outside world.

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