Class Notes

S&T grad helps capture first-ever image of black hole

Posted by on August 2, 2019

This past spring, an S&T graduate was among the group of scientists who captured the first image of a supermassive black hole at the center of Messier 87, or M87. M87 is a galaxy within the Virgo galaxy cluster, 55 million light years from earth.

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A new face of civil engineering

Posted by on August 2, 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers named Andrea DuMont, GeoE’11, one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering for 2019 in the Professional category. The program recognizes young civil engineers for their achievements and contributions to the society. 

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Alumna co-founds No. 2 fastest-growing company in Seattle

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Fran Dunaway, Psyc’83, co-founder of women’s undergarment company TomboyX, was featured in a 2018 Inc. 5000 article titled “Forget Amazon: These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Seattle.” TomboyX is No. 2. The company reported a three-year growth rate of 2,049 percent with $5.4 million in revenues in 2017. Dunaway (left) is pictured with her […]

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Improving health in Mozambique

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Jon, Phys’07, and Carla, Engl’07, Reinagel first traveled to the African nation of Mozambique as missionaries with Iris Ministries in 2008. They spent three years in Dondo, a community of 15,000.

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Kavandi Named to Astronaut Hall of Fame

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Veteran astronaut Janet Kavandi, MS Chem’82, has logged more than 33 days in space and orbited the Earth 535 times. This spring she was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Kavandi, director of NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, […]

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Bullock pens memoir

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Richard L. Bullock, MinE’51, MS MinE’55, released an online memoir series titled From Hard Knocks to Hard Rocks: A Journey in My Shoes. The book describes Bullock’s journey from an impoverished life on an Ozarks hill farm to life as a world traveler. It includes stories of Colorado avalanches and a Death Valley hike as […]

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Soaring past the competition

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Joe, MinE’81, MS MinE’82, and Liz, MetE’82, Brinkmann, owners of Jet Demolition, earned the Industrial Demolition Award at the 2018 World Demolition Awards. This is their second consecutive annual award.

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Erickson named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Kelvin Erickson, EE’78, MS EE’79, professor and former chair of electrical engineering at S&T, was named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor during commencement ceremonies in December.

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Mudder tough Miners

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Five Miner alumni completed the 10-mile, 20-plus-obstacle Full Tough Mudder course in Wright City, Mo., in August 2018.

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Sigma Tau Gamma alumni trip

Posted by on March 28, 2019

In August 2018, 27 S&T alumni and many spouses vacationed together for nine days at Glacier, Waterton and Banff National Parks. All alumni are Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity brothers. Those attending were: Barry Baiotto, NDD; Carol (Schaffer) Beckman, widow of Steve Schaffer, EE’75; Art Bell, ChE’72; Bob Bellm, ME’74; Dave Birenbaum, CE’78; Ken Cropp, CE’74; […]

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