Summer 2015

Golden Alumni Reunion

Posted by on July 29, 2015

On May 19–20, 35 members of the class of 1965 and their guests returned to their alma mater 50 years after graduation for the 2015 Golden Alumni Reunion. Pictured at right, Bob, CE’65, and Carol Otto dance to classic Beatles tunes in the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall. Entertainment was provided by Ticket to the Beatles, a […]

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Garmin co-founder receives honorary degree

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Min Kao, executive chair of Garmin Corp., was awarded the doctor of engineering, honoris causa, in absentia during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T in December.

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Fruit flies could unlock Alzheimer’s sleep secrets

Posted by on July 29, 2015

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, people with Alzheimer’s Disease often have sleep pattern changes, and sleep changes somehow result from the disease’s impact on the brain.

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From the editor

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Dear Alumni and Friends, It has been nearly 10 years since I attended the first committee meeting about building an alumni house on campus. Since that time, I have experienced a range of emotions — from terror to cautious optimism to euphoria — when thinking about the project. I must admit that when the Miner […]

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Eash joins S&T staff

Posted by on July 29, 2015

In August, John F. Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, former division director for Supplier Quality Regional Operations for The Boeing Co., joined the Missouri S&T staff as executive director of corporate relations. Throughout his 36-year career with Boeing, Eash worked in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and quality in positions of increasing responsibility. He also spent […]

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Classroom roll call? There’s an app for that

Posted by on July 29, 2015

A team of Missouri S&T researchers has developed an app that tracks classroom attendance using a smartphone camera.

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Adobe partners with technical communication

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Through its University Outreach Program, Adobe Systems Inc. is partnering with Missouri S&T’s technical communication program to give its students hands-on experience with industry-standard software, such as FrameMaker and Acrobat. The $52,000 agreement helps students develop fundamental skills and gives them access to online training materials, including seminars, videos and white papers.

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Gift provides matching fund opportunities for new lab

Posted by on July 29, 2015

A $3 million gift from the estate of James A. Heidman, CE’65, is providing an opportunity for donors to double their support for a new research initiative on campus.

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Good medicine

Posted by on July 29, 2015

This fall, S&T students interested in growing health care fields like biomaterials or genetic engineering can combine traditional engineering with biological sciences through a new biomedical engineering minor. Open to students in both the College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, the major will help prepare biomedical engineers to […]

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Grads celebrate in Hasselmann Alumni House

Posted by on July 29, 2015

On May 12, the Miner Alumni Association welcomed 171 graduating seniors to Hasselmann Alumni House for Grad Finale in honor of their graduation. Students celebrated with a free barbecue and door prizes. Angela Swyers, ChE’15, won a 39-inch VIZIO Smart HDTV during the event.

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