MinerFest 2019 in review

Homecoming came and went way too fast this year, but we had a great time. Thank you to all of the alumni who came back for MinerFest 2019. Enjoy these photos from the busy week. They highlight special events, alumni award recipients and the Miner football team’s victory over the Quincy University Hawks.

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Eco-investigator

Tracking the state of the ecosystem by studying its forests, fires and insect population is what makes Robin Verble tick, and she uses her findings to help advance healthy and sustainable management of natural areas.

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The beginning of life as we know it

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere and paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy.

Scientists agree about when the event happened, but they are less certain about exactly how.

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A ‘boldly revisionist’ look at World War II in the Pacific

John C. McManus’ 13th book of military history is his first to examine the U.S. Army’s experience in the Pacific and East Asia during World War II.

Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941–1943 is the first of a two-volume history of the struggle.

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UM System funds four new research centers

Missouri S&T will soon establish four new research centers and laboratories that build on the university’s strengths in materials science and engineering, civil infrastructure, and electrical power systems thanks to funding from a multicampus initiative of the University of Missouri System.

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Summer research program supports underrepresented engineering students

Six undergraduate students from Tennessee State University in Nashville and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., spent two months this summer conducting engineering research at Missouri S&T as part of a new program designed to encourage underrepresented engineering students to consider pursuing graduate studies.

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S&T and St. Louis College of Pharmacy partner on admissions

Aspiring pharmacists attending Missouri S&T can now participate in a new pathway to admission into St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.

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Alumni take leadership roles in association

During their annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 5, members of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors approved the following new and returning board members:

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50 years in physics

This past fall, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business honored Jerry Peacher, associate chair and professor of physics, for 50 years of teaching excellence.

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S&T grad contributes $550,000 to Classroom Learning Center

The president and CEO of a company founded the same year classes were first held at S&T has donated $550,000 to provide more classroom space for today’s students.

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