Come together

With over 50 sections across the country, the Miner Alumni Association offers an abundance of opportunities for you to expand your professional and social circle. From sporting events to St. Pat’s festivities, Miners like you get together year-round to connect and play. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Check out the events calendar at mineralumni.com/events.

Bullock pens memoir

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 well as his time in the Andes Mountains of Peru and the excitement of being the first engineer to evaluate a world‑class gold mine in the Chilean Andes, at nearly 16,000 feet.

Bullock, an active mining engineer for 47 years, started his career on the S&T faculty, where he served for nearly 20 years.

Soaring past the competition

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. [Read more…]

Erickson named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor

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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Inspiring the next generation of chemistry pioneers

Carey Bottom, Chem’72, MS Chem’75, PhD Chem’79, chose Missouri S&T because it was close to home, strong in science and relatively small. “I wasn’t keen on big universities,” says Bottom, who grew up in Waynesville, Mo. “At smaller schools, you’re more connected to professors. You can roll up your sleeves and get involved.”

And that’s exactly what happened in a chemistry special projects course one summer. [Read more…]

Mudder tough Miners

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

Tough Mudder is an endurance series created to test mental and physical strength within a team. The obstacles were designed by British Special Forces to trigger common fears, such as freezing cold water, extreme heights, fire and electricity. [Read more…]

A bigger picture of academic success

The core group of 12 alumni and friends who make up the Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC) for S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) are recognized and respected in fields that span industries in defense, energy, information technology, medicine, manufacturing and academia.

They also serve as role models to the university community who are dedicated to strengthening CASB faculty and students through guidance, innovation and financial commitment. The six members featured below all share one belief: Learning across disciplines is powerful. [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.

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.

Snakes, shillelaghs and shamrocks, oh my

What better place to celebrate St. Pat’s than in Rolla? Alumni, students and the community gathered in March for the 111th Best Ever St. Pat’s. Here are a few scenes from this year’s celebration. See more photos from  the weekend at photos.mst.edu. [Read more…]