Class Notes

Bennington rides the Pony Express trail

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Leslie Bennington, ME’68, took part in the National Pony Express Association’s 2018 spring 10-day ride, which covered 2,000 miles between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. Each year, hundreds of association members re-ride the over-150-year-old Pony Express route on horseback, traveling through eight states. They pass off a mailbag — called a mochila — to […]

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Williams featured on CNN’s ‘Great Big Story’

Posted by on November 29, 2018

A video featuring Dajae Williams, EMgt’17, recently appeared on the cinematic storytelling website “Great Big Story.” Williams’ story focused on her work to ensure that young women are given the opportunities to pursue careers in STEM. She tells how she never saw anyone like her represented in the world of STEM while growing up.

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Vanderspiegel champions SWE inclusion efforts

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Natalie Vanderspiegel, CerE’02, MS EMgt’04, MS CerE’04, a past Miner Alumni Association awardee, director of diversity and inclusion for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and an employee of electricity generation company Solar Turbines, was featured in SWE’s August edition of its “Live Out Loud” blog, a monthly post about practicing intentional inclusion

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Alumna publishes second children’s book

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Sarah Boutte, BSci’03, recently published her second children’s book — this one focused on introducing STEM to young minds. Boutte says she was inspired to write books while working as a teacher to educate pilots on how to fly helicopters for the oil industry. With a busy career, she did not want to lose sight […]

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Alumnus donates artwork to St. Louis Art Museum

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Ronald Ollie, ME’73, and his wife, Monique, added depth and breadth to the Saint Louis Art Museum’s holdings by providing 81 works by contemporary African-American artists.

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Hall earns math association award

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Leon Hall, Math’69, MS Math’71, PhD Math’74, former chair and professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, earned the Missouri Section of the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) Meritorious Service Award. A Missouri section member is eligible for this award once every five years. The award is presented for services rendered at the organization’s national or […]

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Richardson wins national teaching award

Posted by on November 29, 2018

David Richardson, CE’71, MS CE’73, PhD CE’84, Chancellor’s Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, received the James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award from the Chi Epsilon national civil engineering honor society.

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Landing a job at Microsoft

Posted by on November 29, 2018

The college selection process was a slam dunk for Zach Ellis, EMgt’16. He knew he wanted a place where he could grow academically and personally while continuing to play basketball, a sport he has loved since his youth.

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Keeping civil in the family: Bob, Steve and Tom Sieckhaus

Posted by on November 29, 2018

It’s no surprise that Steve Sieckhaus, CE’87, MS EMgt’94, and Tom Sieckhaus, CE’88, both became civil engineers — or that both earned degrees at S&T. After all, they’re the sons of Miner and civil engineer Bob Sieckhaus, CE’63.

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Anderson helps restore power to Puerto Rico

Posted by on July 27, 2018

Capt. Aaron Anderson, MS EMgt’13, a civil works project manager with the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, arrived in Puerto Rico in late November to help restore power to the country hit by Hurricane Maria in fall 2017. Anderson is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Corps of […]

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