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…]

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…]

Using plants to track pollutants

Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back. They brighten our lawns, increase our property values, even boost our mental and physical health by reducing carbon dioxide levels. They can also serve as witnesses to exposure to pollutants, a finding by S&T researchers that was published in the journal Science and the Total Environment. [Read more…]

Snakes, shillelaghs and shamrocks, oh my

What better place to celebrate St. Pat’s than in Rolla? Alumni, students and the community gathered in March for the 111th Best Ever St. Pat’s. Here are a few scenes from this year’s celebration. See more photos from  the weekend at photos.mst.edu. [Read more…]

Save the date: Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019, which will be held Oct. 4–5, is the perfect time to return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and enjoy the Miner spirit! More details will be published in the summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. Make plans now to attend. For hotel information, visit mineralumni.com/homecoming.

Wishing you the best-ever holiday season and a little Miner mischief

A lot has changed since the first St. Pat’s celebration in 1908, but the patron saint of engineers remains a steadfast symbol of tradition, pride and revelry by more than 60,000 Miner alumni.

As you consider your year-end giving decisions, we hope you’ll remember the Miner Alumni Association. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference — and make memories — for Miners today, tomorrow and for generations to come. mineralumni.com/give