Alumna selected to lead engineering management, systems engineering

Suzanna Long

Suzanna Long, Hist’84, Phys’84, MS EMgt’04, PhD EMgt’07, was named chair of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T. Long, a professor in the department, had served as interim chair since July 2015. She has been a member of the S&T faculty since 2008. [Read more…]

Borrok chosen to chair S&T department

David Borrok

David Borrok, GGph’95, began work as chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T on Aug. 1. Before returning to his alma mater, Borrok served as a professor of geosciences and director of the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Fore!

Twenty-six alumni members of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity met at the Lake of the Ozarks in May 2017 for their annual golf outing in the Ozarks. This is the 18th year for the annual golf outing.

Spence elected national KD president

Patricia (Ruma) Spence, EMgt’94, MS IST’05, vice president of enterprise planning and PMO at Prudential, was elected national president of Kappa Delta Sorority. She also serves as a director on the Kappa Delta Foundation board. She has served Kappa Delta both regionally and nationally in collegiate and alumnae sectors, previously serving as national vice president-alumnae. She is a member of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh and a former member of the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees.

Sizemore to lead St. Louis district Corps of Engineers

Col. Bryan Sizemore, MS EMgt’00, assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District. Sizemore is the 52nd commander of the district, having previously served as a senior officer at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The St. Louis district manages the 300-mile Mississippi River watershed above the Ohio River by applying engineering and scientific resources to preserve, restore and enhance the environment.

Johnson returns to alma mater

Rebecca Johnson, CerE’83, MS EMgt’92, PhD EMgt’99, retired deputy to the commanding general and retired senior executive of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began a new assignment as executive director of development for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T on Sept. 11.
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Hernandez inspires future engineers

Emily Hernandez, EE’16, a Ph.D. student in electrical and electronics engineering at Stanford University, discussed her efforts to encourage young people to pursue an education in a field related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the July 17 issue of The Institute, an online publication of IEEE.


Hernandez mentors pre-university students in California who are interested in a STEM field. She has worked in youth outreach since she was a high school student, when she first mentored young girls at a camp for engineering. That initial spark encouraged her to be creative and unafraid of failure — lessons she tries to instill in all her students.

Water, water everywhere and here’s a drop to drink

Andrea DuMont wants to set free the engineer inside.


“My mission is to encourage and empower young women and girls who might be interested in the field of engineering and help to foster social enthusiasm for the lifestyle,” says DuMont, GeoE’11.

A self-described water engineer by day and independent blogger by lunch break, DuMont has a website called thewatermarkblog.com and an Instagram account @dumontandi. On them, an aspiring engineer can find stories about computational fluid dynamics, spicy sweet potato chipotle chili — and “drinking recycled poopwater.”

That last topic rates high on the ick meter, but “if it’s good enough for astronauts, it’s good enough for me,” DuMont says. In easy-to-understand language, complete with graphics, she explains how wastewater can be turned into potable water that comes out of your tap. With natural aquifers being depleted around the globe, DuMont predicts that treating wastewater will become more ordinary — and more necessary.

Demystifying engineering and showing how it benefits the world is all part of DuMont’s mission.

“I’ve been working lately to get the message out that, ‘Hey this is what female engineers do,’” she says. “It’s not just math in cubicles all day long.”

Alumni give back with Honeywell Harvesters

Harvesters is a local food bank that serves 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T) participates in about one service event with Harvesters every month, and Missouri S&T alumni hold an event every March to celebrate St. Pat’s and give back to the community. [Read more…]

Reidmeyer receives new advocate award

Mary Reidmeyer, CerE’78, MS CerE’84, PhD CerE’89, teaching professor of ceramic engineering and outreach coordinator in materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, is the inaugural recipient of the university’s Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award. [Read more…]