Spring 2013

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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How many engineers does it take to change an LED bulb?

Posted by on March 9, 2013

A group of S&T researchers led by Suzanna Long, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to measure the intensity of LED traffic lights. Light-emitting diodes or LEDs have replaced standard bulbs in many of the nation’s traffic lights. Even though they’re brighter than standard bulbs […]

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Silver STARS for S&T

Posted by on March 9, 2013

S&T’s dedication to environmental sustainability and stewardship paid off this fall with a “silver” rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). S&T is one of 103 universities in the nation to achieve the silver STARS designation. STARS is a national program developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher […]

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Matt O’Keefe: memorable mentor

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Walk into Straumanis-James Hall and the building’s relaxed atmosphere may be the first thing you notice. The building is home to the Materials Research Center and its director, Matt O’Keefe, MetE’85. O’Keefe, who is known for his friendliness and accessibility, will tell you he didn’t set the building’s tone — that he’s just trying to […]

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Letter from the editor: Megan Kean-O’Brien, MS TComm’12

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Dear Fellow Alumni: Fans of The Simpsons may have noticed some familiar clothing on Lisa during the episode that aired on Nov. 11, 2012. In that episode, Bart Simpson’s more intellectual younger sister wore a “University of Missouri at Rolla” shirt while playing online poker with the college savings her dad, Homer, had socked away. […]

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Q&A: Did you ever pull a prank in college?

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Were hard-working, nose-to-the-grindstone Missouri S&T alumni all work and no play during college? We don’t think so. We’ve heard tales of students leading a calf to the third floor of the Rolla Building, constructing a brick wall across Pine Street and burning an outhouse on campus. We wanted to hear more of those stories, so […]

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Lady Miner volleyball player named Academic All-American of the Year

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Jennifer Costello, a senior in chemical engineering from St. Louis, is the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year award winner for Division II volleyball as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Costello is the third player and first female in school history to earn the award. Costello was also named Great […]

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Unwrapping mummy fascination

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Public “unwrappings” of real mummified human remains — performed by both showmen and scientists as early as the 1600s — may have objectified exotic Egyptian artifacts. But they were also scientific investigations that revealed medical and historical information about ancient life, says Kathleen Sheppard, assistant professor of history and political science. Sheppard’s paper on 20th […]

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40 years of public radio history

Posted by on March 9, 2013

On Aug. 1, 1973, “Bluegrass for a Saturday Night” introduced area radio listeners to what would become an institution in public radio. Since then, KMST has broadcast an eclectic mix of music and NPR news and garnered a worldwide following.

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Professional degrees

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Missouri S&T awarded six honorary professional degrees during commencement ceremonies in December. The degrees recognize the following graduates for professional achievement: C. Dennis Croessmann, NucE’81, of Edgewood, N.M., chief of staff for the chief technology officer at Sandia National Laboratories Thomas M. DeGonia II, Hist’93, of Olney, Md., a state and federal court litigator Dale  […]

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