Save the date: 111th Best Ever

All alumni, friends and guests are invited to attend the 111th St. Pat’s pre-parade party on Saturday, March 16, at Hasselmann Alumni House, 1100 N. Pine St. in Rolla. A complimentary breakfast will be served before the parade along with a cash bar serving beer, bloody marys and mimosas. Make plans to travel to Rolla for St. Pat’s or attend one of the section events in your area. Help make the 111th St. Pat’s the Best Ever!

Williams featured on CNN’s ‘Great Big Story’

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. [Read more…]

Vanderspiegel champions SWE inclusion efforts

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 [Read more…]

Alumna publishes second children’s book

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 of her family priorities. [Read more…]

Alumnus donates artwork to St. Louis Art Museum

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. [Read more…]

Hall earns math association award

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 section level. The MAA works to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on the world.

Richardson wins national teaching award

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. [Read more…]

Landing a job at Microsoft

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. [Read more…]

Postmark gratitude

Every semester since fall 2014, the students who receive endowed scholarships at Missouri S&T have done something “old fashioned” in the Instagram age — they’ve picked up pen and paper and written thank-you notes to their donors. This fall, more than 1,100 students joined in. [Read more…]

Rock-and-roll grandpa earns Ph.D.

He’s driven the backroads with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, from Def Leppard and KISS to John Denver and the Eurythmics, hauling both gear and performers as a truck- and bus-driving roadie. [Read more…]