Student speakers inspire classmates

During December commencement ceremonies, six students addressed the graduates.

Dalal Abduljaleel, BSci’18, spoke of her journey as a refugee in Iraq to completion of her degree and recognized those who supported her along the way. “The most valuable principle I learned throughout my entire life is knowing who to ask for help when I needed it, and to accept the help when it’s offered. When you help, support and love others, love will find its way back to you!” [Read more…]

‘Never stop learning’

Stephen G. Suellentrop, PetE’74, MS PetE’75, delivered S&T’s commencement address in December. Suellentrop, chairman of Hunt Oil Co. and Hunt Refining Co., encouraged graduates to never stop learning and to immerse themselves in their career passions. [Read more…]

A distinct honor

S&T presented the Award of Professional Distinction to three alumni during commencement ceremonies in December. The awards recognized the following graduates for professional achievement:

  • Ernest K. Banks, ChE’81
  • David J. Schepers, EE’75
  • David Charles Sextro, ChE’82

Want better concrete? Dilute the cement

It’s long been proven that adding nanoparticles to concrete improves strength and durability, but the cost of such processes has outweighed the benefits. Missouri S&T’s Hongyan Ma is working on a safer, simpler and potentially more affordable method of combining nanoparticles with concrete. [Read more…]

Celebrating December grads

On Dec. 13, the Miner Alumni Association celebrated Grad Finale on the midway for graduating students at Hasselmann  Alumni House. Students caught the carnival spirit playing dime toss, giant Jenga, Plinko and other games. Students selected Miner gear by redeeming game tickets at the prize table and dined on hot dogs, sliders and other classic midway munchies.

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…]