Spring 2014

White tells grads: ‘Follow your passion’

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Let your passion lead you to address “the world’s greatest needs,” Gary White, CE’85, MS CE’87, told 700 new S&T graduates during December 2013 commencement ceremonies. White is CEO of Water.org, which helps people in developing nations gain access to safe water and sanitation.

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Academy inductions

Posted by on April 1, 2014

In October, 14 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes a career of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Induction ceremonies are held in April and October.

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Curators bestow faculty honors

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Three S&T faculty members were honored for their scholarship and teaching excellence during commencement ceremonies in December. V.A. Samaranayake was named Curators’ Teaching Professor of mathematics and statistics; David Riggins was named Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Martin Bohner was named Curators’ Professor of mathematics and statistics.

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Professional degrees

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Missouri S&T awarded two honorary professional degrees during commencement in December. The degrees recognize the following alumni for their professional achievement: Maureen E. Midgley, ChE’82, of Rochester, Mich., senior vice president of global manufacturing engineering for Henkel Corp. Michael O. Vahle, Math’71, MS Math’73, chief information officer and vice president of technology services at Sandia […]

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Secret ingredient for high-strength bridges

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Last fall, a new bridge was built east of Jefferson City, Mo., that incorporates an unusual, high-strength concrete mix in its girders and support structure. The three-span bridge is outfitted with sensors and other instrumentation to collect data on how well the bridge performs over time.

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A friend to the military

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Missouri S&T was named a “top military-friendly school” for 2014 by Military Advanced Education (MAE) and is included in the organization’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. MAE selected colleges and universities based on their military culture, financial aid for veterans, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. For more information about what S&T […]

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Letters of compassion and encouragement, shared

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Take a moment to read some of the online comments at amazon.com about Donn Ziebell’s book My Letters to a Prisoner — I had not met and you’ll find a small but captivated group of people who were touched, inspired and entertained by the memoir. In the book’s foreword Ziebell, MetE’57, writes that his letters […]

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S&T to launch microgrid training program

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Missouri S&T will receive $4.3 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to develop a power engineering curriculum and launch the Mid-America Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium (MARMET). S&T will lead the consortium.

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S&T named to National Academy of Inventors

Posted by on April 1, 2014

In October 2013, Missouri S&T became a charter member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an organization that promotes research and innovation among research universities.

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S&T offers new I/O psychology master’s degree

Posted by on April 1, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for industrial-organizational psychologists could grow by as much as 53 percent by 2018. To help meet that need, Missouri S&T is now offering a master of science degree in industrial-organizational psychology.

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