Spring 2012

Learn, succeed, have fun

Posted by on March 6, 2012

In the prefabricated metal structure that used to house S&T’s design teams, space heaters kept things relatively warm in the winter. Big fans helped ventilate it in the summer. The place famously had no restroom facilities.

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Eric Showalter: course under construction

Posted by on March 6, 2012

Old class: Eric Showalter, associate teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has taught a construction management course called Cost Estimating and Scheduling for more than a decade. One semester-long assignment requires students to pick a construction site and keep a diary of everything that happens — from weather conditions to which subcontractors are […]

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Powered by chemistry

Posted by on March 6, 2012

A group of chemical engineering students took third place in the nation in a competition that required them to design and construct a shoebox-sized car capable of carrying a specified load over a given distance and then stop. Sounds easy, but there’s a twist.

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Happy 140th Birthday, S&T

Posted by on March 6, 2012

On Nov. 4, faculty, staff and students of Missouri S&T joined the Miner Alumni Association in the Havener Center to celebrate Founders Day in recognition of the first day of classes held on Nov. 6, 1871. A timeline of historic S&T accomplishments as well as memorabilia were on display. Interim Chancellor Warren K. Wray got […]

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Dye scholars

Posted by on March 6, 2012

Three mining engineering students received Robert Dye (MinE 1912) Mining Engineering Scholarships.

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The first rule of Fight Club is …

Posted by on March 6, 2012

According to Olivia Burgess, assistant teaching professor of English and technical communication, the first rule of Fight Club is that we are driven by our own personal utopian ideas, regardless if they end up creating dystopia.

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Farm living is the life for them

Posted by on March 6, 2012

Every day millions of Facebook users log onto their computers to plow land, plant and harvest crops, and raise livestock. Most play the farming simulation game Farmville purely for entertainment, but for a group of engineering students at S&T, it was all for a grade — and the chance to learn new approaches to solving […]

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Clearing the air

Posted by on March 6, 2012

Mixing alternative fuels with conventional jet fuel can cut aircraft emissions by nearly 40 percent, says Prem Lobo, MS ChE’03, MS EMgt’05. And it doesn’t affect engine performance.

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Professional degrees

Posted by on March 6, 2012

During commencement in December, Missouri S&T conferred professional degrees on the following alumni: Nola Rebecca Johnson, CerE’83, MS EMgt’92, PhD EMgt’99, deputy to the commanding general, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Dale M. Pitt, AE’72, MS AE’75, Boeing Technical Fellow in the field of aeroelasticity, unsteady aerodynamics and adaptive structures […]

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Congrats graduates

Posted by on March 6, 2012

A record number of students celebrated their graduation at the Grad Finale on Dec 8. At the event, hosted by the Miner Alumni Association, 136 grads enjoyed food, games and door prizes. Susan Watson-Hajjar, CSci’83, donated multiple gift cards and an LG 32-inch HDTV for the grand prize. Michael Pendergrass, ME’11, was the lucky winner.

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