Spring 2013

The next generation

Posted by on March 13, 2013

Creating a better tomorrow. That has been a theme for Rolla graduates for more than 140 years. Throughout the university’s history, a steady stream of students has come to Rolla in search of a world-class education. For these individuals, Missouri S&T is more than just a place to get a diploma. It’s a place where […]

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Engineering … with a twist

Posted by on March 13, 2013

Wesley Hackett knows a good problem when he sees it. And he loves problems. Perhaps that explains why he’s a huge fan of the Rubik’s Cube, the iconic 3D puzzle from the 1980s. In fact, he has at least five different models of the twisting object, from the simple 2×2 Mini Cube to a V-Cube […]

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Good works

Posted by on March 13, 2013

Rachel Feist witnessed the destructive effects of poor water quality. But she’s also seen how her skills can make life a little better for people — especially those living thousands of miles away from her hometown of Tulsa, Okla.

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A man with a plan

Posted by on March 10, 2013

Do you know where you will be five years from now? How about 10 years from now? Michael Bouchard does. He has a 15-year plan for personal success and has carefully outlined every step required to get him there.

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Dancing with code

Posted by on March 9, 2013

It’s no surprise that Marquia Lewis decided to study computer science in college. “I was around computers all the time growing up, and I really like them,” says Lewis, a sophomore whose mother, a software engineer for the Boeing Co. in St. Louis, also majored in computer science.

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A lesson in dedication

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Brian Peterson’s dedication to football — and to Missouri S&T — helped push the Miners to a record 10-1 season and landed him on the Capital One Academic All-America team. He is only the 19th Miner in the history of the football program to be selected for this honor.

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S&T to help train Saudi miners

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Missouri S&T received a $24 million grant from the Saudi Arabian government to help train and educate Saudi mining professionals. S&T will partner with the Technical and Vocational Training Corp., a Saudi government entity, and the Saudi Arabian Mining Co., Ma’aden, to establish Saudi Mining Polytechnic. With S&T leading the way, SMP plans to educate […]

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Official business

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Missouri S&T’s business and information technology degree programs have earned initial accreditation by the board of directors of AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business and accounting programs. To be accredited, S&T’s programs met 21 quality standards, including quality of faculty, resource […]

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S&T offers new flexible degree

Posted by on March 9, 2013

In January, S&T began offering a new bachelor of arts degree in multidisciplinary studies. Designed for flexibility, the program lets students customize their education while taking advantage of the university’s emphasis on engineering, science, technology and liberal arts. Through Missouri S&T’s newest degree program, a student interested in ecology could combine coursework in geology, biology […]

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Preventing cataracts

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Using eye drops prepared with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine amide (NACA), Nuran Ercal is conducting research that could prevent or cure cataracts, macular degeneration and other degenerative eye disorders.

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