Summer 2012

‘Vettes

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Designed by Harley Earl, the Chevrolet Corvette was first introduced as a concept car at the GM Motorama in 1953. It came in polo white with a red interior and a black top — and that was the only option.

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Engineering a dream dragster

Posted by on June 7, 2012

“I didn’t pick my major for a good job or a membership to the country club,” says Bob Toy, ME’72. “I did it so I could race.”

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What are your favorite car songs?

Posted by on June 6, 2012

Chances are, even if you don’t own a Hot Rod Lincoln or a Little Deuce Coupe, you still have a favorite song about cars. Your Favorite Car Tunes by Missouri S&T on Grooveshark

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Melissa Morrison: low-impact day

Posted by on June 6, 2012

For 24 hours last fall, Melissa Morrisongave up some of her favorite things — chewing gum, toasted Pop-Tarts, the Internet and texting — all in an attempt to minimize her impact on the environment.

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First impressions form fast on the web

Posted by on June 6, 2012

As more people use the Internet to search for information, a user’s first impressions of a website can determine whether that web surfer forms a favorable or unfavorable view of that organization, according to researchers at Missouri S&T.

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From elves to angels: Researcher studies Christianization process

Posted by on June 6, 2012

During medieval times, the spread of Christianity was one of the most significant developments in Europe. From 400-1400 AD, societies slowly went from believing in giants and magic to being mostly Christian.

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Honorary knights

Posted by on June 6, 2012

Eight S&T alumni and friends kissed the Blarney Stone after St. Pat dubbed them Honorary Knights of St. Patrick during knighting ceremonies on March 16. Thomas Markowski, a junior in petroleum engineering, portrayed St. Pat. Tom Green, president and owner of Key Sport Shop in Rolla, was named Honorary St. Pat.

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The chancellor is in the house

Posted by on June 6, 2012

Cheryl B. Schrader (pictured outside the Chancellor’s Residence) began her new duties as Missouri S&T chancellor on April 2. Once on campus, she wasted no time representing the university to students, alumni and university leaders.

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Career Fair continues to grow

Posted by on June 6, 2012

Career opportunities and employer relations hosted the Spring 2012 Career Fair on Feb. 21 with 178 employers in attendance. That’s a 17 percent increase over last spring, and 29 of the employers were new. S&T students visited with more than 500 recruiters representing 29 states in hopes of landing a job, internship or co-op opportunity.

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Nobel Prize winner visits S&T

Posted by on June 6, 2012

Daniel Shechtman, professor of materials science at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the current Nobel Prize recipient in chemistry, delivered the 23rd A. Frank Golick Lecture in Materials Science and Engineering at Missouri S&T in February. Shechtman won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of quasicrystals.

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