In this issue

Built for speed

Posted by on November 21, 2016

Most high school guidance counselors encourage prospective college students to apply to as many as eight schools — from dream destinations to likely matches to safe selections where the odds of acceptance are sky-high.

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Horatio Alger Scholar finds a home at S&T

Posted by on November 21, 2016

After spending most of her youth living off and on with relatives, Mikayla Bridgewater was homeless at age 15 — just days before her sophomore year of high school was to begin.

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Juan Remolina Master Mentor

Posted by on August 2, 2016

When he wasn’t studying for his own classes, Juan Remolina, Econ’16, Math’16, Phys’16, spent much of his academic career at S&T mentoring others.

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No experience necessary

Posted by on July 26, 2016

The term experiential learning may be a recent invention, but our reputation for preparing students for the real world through a hands-on approach to education extends back to our founding nearly 150 years ago.

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Bonnie Wilt: the science of softball

Posted by on July 26, 2016

Softball is a sport of nuances. The slightest shift in a batter’s stance or in the angle of a pitcher’s arm can have a profound impact on an at-bat, a game — and sometimes, a season.

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Miner Challenge: Breaking the spring break stereotype

Posted by on March 25, 2016

Miners give back in many ways. Many of our students give back by participating in Miner Challenge, a week-long alternative spring break program. Miner Challenge gives students a chance to help individuals and communities affected by issues like poverty, a lack of access to education, homelessness and natural disasters.

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Nick McGraw: Volunteering, one subscriber at a time

Posted by on March 25, 2016

When Nick McGraw, EMgt’15, launched his YouTube channel, Nick’s Perspective, he pledged to do one hour of community service for each subscriber to his channel.

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Sean Cheng: Booming biotechnology

Posted by on March 25, 2016

To support students in biotechnology and give back to the mentor who had helped guide his academic career, Xiaoliang “Sean” Cheng, PhD Chem’10, recently founded a scholarship for chemistry or biology students who partner with faculty on research conducted in the Center for Single Nanoparticle, Single Cell and Single Molecule Monitoring at S&T.

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Academies in action: answering the call to lead and serve

Posted by on March 25, 2016

They are trusted advisors and true believers, stakeholders and sounding boards, investors and advocates — and most of all proud Miners. Who are these champions? They’re members of Missouri S&T’s eight academies, and they’re using their superpowers to make a difference.

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Why should I care about cybersecurity?

Posted by on November 25, 2015

The increasing reliance on computer systems has made cybersecurity a growing concern. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked Cristina Serban, MS CSci’93, PhD CSci’96, a researcher with the Chief Security Office at AT&T and holder of five patents for various security systems, about the industry, its history and what the future has in store for information security.

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