2013

Underdogs underground: S&T students take on the pros in mining competition

Posted by on December 28, 2013

The only sound in the darkened mine tunnel is water dripping off limestone walls. A lone injured miner lies motionless on the gravel floor. Five lights pierce the darkness as muffled voices announce the arrival of the rescue team.

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Modern-day miners

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Yes, we’re the Miners. For nearly 150 years, S&T alumni have been developing new ways to get to the metals, fossil fuels and other mineral resources society wants and needs. Early on, Daniel C. Jackling, MetE 1892, came up with the idea of using open-pit mining, steam shovels and railroad cars to access and remove low-grade copper from Utah’s Bingham Canyon. Although many thought it was a waste of time, Jackling’s low-cost solution revolutionized the industry.

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Letters to the editor

Posted by on October 30, 2013

I was pleased to see (“On the Right Track,” Summer 2013) that you do not share the Wall Street Journal’s hatred of railroads (and bicycling and walking for that matter). One of my very few professional regrets is following my father’s otherwise excellent advice when I left MSM/UMR/Missouri S&T in 1967. A railroad employee all […]

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Tweets

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Holy cow, I wish I were a teenager again so I could go to Missouri S&T EXPLOSIVES CAMP. http://t.co/LI35Xwctu3 #didnotmakethatup — Saundra Mitchell (@SaundraMitchell) July 20, 2013 Thanks to #PLTW university partner @MissouriSandT for great service and leadership in #Missouri! http://t.co/aInwVWDtZB #STEM — David Dimmett (@DavidDimmett) July 22, 2013 @torilynnmares You should take a selfie […]

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Fall 2013 Career Fair

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Career opportunities and employer relations hosted the Fall Career Fair on Sept. 24. More than 260 employers were on campus with nearly 200 alumni returning to recruit graduates of their alma mater. Prior to the career fair, the Miner Alumni Association, along with Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) and Engineers Without Borders, hosted a continental […]

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In print

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Elizabeth Cudney, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, co-authored a book titled Lean Systems: Applications and Case Studies in Manufacturing, Service, and Healthcare. The book is designed to help organizations get rid of waste or anything that doesn’t add value to a product or service.

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Mars Rover Team honors alumnus-astronaut Tom Akers

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team paid homage to Missouri S&T’s first astronaut, Col. Tom Akers, Math’73, MS Math’75, by naming its rover Akers. The team took part in the Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge, held May 29–June 1 in the desert outside Hanksville, Utah. Although Akers struggled over the terrain, team member Ian Lee, a junior […]

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Join us for the 106th Best Ever

Posted by on October 30, 2013

On Saturday, March 15, alumni and friends are invited to attend the St. Pat’s pre-parade party from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Alumni Patio outside Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Complimentary coffee, juice and assorted pastries will be served. 

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Homecoming: Honoring Super Miners

Posted by on October 30, 2013

During Homecoming, the Miner Alumni Association honored a select group of “super heroes” for their accomplishments and devotion to the association and the university.

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The first generation

Posted by on October 30, 2013

First-generation college students make up 25 percent of the 2013 freshmen class. We talked to five first-generation students — four current students and one recent graduate. Find out what they think about the challenges they faced, how it felt to leave home and what campus resources helped them.

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