Spring 2014

Student design team competitions coming your way

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Miners by Design, the giving society that encourages supporting experiential learning at Missouri S&T, invites alumni to support students by attending one of the upcoming design team competitions. A list of the competitions, sorted by alumni section, follows. Dates of all design team competitions are available at rol.la/designteamdates. Bay Area – Human Powered Vehicle Challenge West,  April […]

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U.S. News ranks S&T’s online degree programs

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Fifteen online master’s degree programs at Missouri S&T are ranked among the nation’s best in three categories, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs Rankings.

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Engaging alumni

Posted by on April 1, 2014

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association changed the format for its board of directors. What used to be a large number of small committees, each with a narrow focus, has been consolidated into five larger committees with broad goals.

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Robots with brains?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

In the future, groups of semi-autonomous robots could take over dangerous tasks currently handled by humans, such as decommissioning a land mine or rescuing victims of a building collapse, thanks to a new feedback system developed by Jagannathan Sarangapani, the William A. Rutledge-Emerson Electric Co. Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering.

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Q&A: What was your hardest class at S&T?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Maybe it was beneficial and you use the knowledge you gained daily or maybe you’re just glad you survived. Either way, we asked about your hardest class or your toughest professor. Here’s what you told us:

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Letters to the editor

Posted by on April 1, 2014

The article on Ron Epps, Phys’67, was of high interest to me as there were four students from Mount Vernon High School in two consecutive years who were physics majors at (then) UMR – Epps, Nick Prater, Phys’67, Charles Steven Nichols, Phys’68, and myself. This would seem to be exceptional as our high school classes […]

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Tweets

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Dr. Cheryl B Shrader of @MissouriSandT– named @IEEEorg Fellow! http://t.co/rXTO5Ncc1a via @RollaDailyNews– Congrats, @SandTChancellor! — STEMconnector (@STEMconnector) January 22, 2014 A great #MLKDay2014! Got to see @MissouriSandT students working at @yourpartnership Resale Shop & Newburg Children's Museum today! #awesome — Martha Prine Edwards 🌞⚜️🚧 (@ozarkswriter) January 21, 2014 Last night a mom stopped me at […]

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Letter from the editor

Posted by on April 1, 2014

The crossroads Our campus has a proud tradition of equipping our students with a practical, applied education. It’s a tradition that began with our founding as a land grant institution — a response to the westward expansion fueled by the Industrial Revolution. Over the century that followed, Missouri S&T became a full-fledged research university, coming […]

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‘Inventern’ finalist

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Ron Erickson, IST’11, is building his own rally car from the ground up. By himself. The project got him noticed by MythBusters star Adam Savage, who held a contest last fall to find the next “Inventern” for his website tested.com.

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Rolla grads play key roles in I-70 bridge construction

Posted by on April 1, 2014

A number of Rolla graduates were involved in building the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River connecting downtown St. Louis and southwestern Illinois via Interstate Highway 70. The bridge opened to traffic on Feb. 9.

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