Class Notes

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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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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