Our Alumni of Influence

20161105_alumni_of_influence_so_0230Missouri S&T launched a new tradition in 2011 when we honored our first Alumni of Influence. That initiative was a combined effort by the alumni, faculty, staff and students who selected our inaugural honorees. For this year’s celebration, we asked a committee made up of our 2011 honorees to review nominations and make recommendations. We thank those who served on the selection committee, and we salute our full delegation — 2011 and 2016 honorees — for your high achievement, inspired leadership and dedicated service.

Explaining atomic motion

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri S&T physicist hopes to better understand how environmental factors affect atoms and their components. [Read more…]

Built for speed

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. [Read more…]

Horatio Alger Scholar finds a home at S&T

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. [Read more…]

Juan Remolina Master Mentor

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. [Read more…]

Robert Buehler: Mapping a path to success

When Garmin International Inc. opened its branch office at Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center in Innovation Park in December 2012, the company was simply looking for students interested in software engineering to take part in semester-long part-time internships. [Read more…]

No experience necessary

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. [Read more…]

Bonnie Wilt: the science of softball

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. [Read more…]

Meet the 2020 graduate prototype

The 2020 graduate will already have experience with many of the same challenges faced by those in the workforce. We know students can’t take advantage of every experiential learning option, but they can choose an opportunity that best fits their interests — or even come up with their own. That’s how every student will complete at least one significant experiential learning activity before crossing the stage at graduation. And it’s what gives Miners a competitive edge in the marketplace. [Read more…]

Josh Pribe leading by example

Josh Pribe, ME’16, spent three years of college knee-deep in residential life leadership. He wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. [Read more…]