Spring 2016

Totally tubular

Posted by on March 28, 2016

No prior experience is necessary for students who compete in the annual inner tube water polo tournament in the Gale Bullman pool. Teamwork, creativity and improvisation are key for players as they have to learn how to navigate the pool and find the back of the net to score.

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Steph Evans: STEM superhero

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Steph Evans is out to change the way people look at engineering — and at engineers.

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Topping out

Posted by on March 28, 2016

On a chilly Monday in February, Missouri S&T placed the final piece of the roof on the new University Commons building on University Drive. This fall, 450 students will move into its apartment-style housing. Watch a time-lapse video of the ceremonial “topping out.”

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Recovering oil with CO2

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Traditional methods of oil recovery call for flooding well formations with water, but often as much as two-thirds of the oil is left behind through this process. Carbon dioxide is more efficient for oil recovery because it dissolves into oil and reduces its viscosity, but that approach also has problems.

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New alumni we are YOU!

Posted by on March 28, 2016

New alumni just out of school are focused on starting careers and getting established in a new community. And sometimes that community is a long way from home and campus. But just because you aren’t in Rolla doesn’t mean you have to lose touch.

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A 10-acre classroom

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Southwest of Rolla, 10 acres of land once farmed by some of the area’s earliest settlers is now being explored by pioneers of a different sort — Missouri S&T students.

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A network of connection

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Getting involved with S&T after graduation is more than serving on a committee. In fact, it can be just about anything you make it. From attending sporting events and talking with potential students to serving on the Miner Alumni Association Board of Directors, staying connected after graduation isn’t difficult. Here are some of the ways […]

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Oval Office honors

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Elizabeth (Gearon) Parry, EMgt’83, pictured fifth from the left, is one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in 2015, presented by President Barack Obama. Parry teaches first-year engineering design at North Carolina State University, and she helps elementary and middle school teachers in teaching engineering to […]

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Hitting the sweet spot

Posted by on March 28, 2016

While some undergraduate students peer through microscopes or write computer programs for their research projects, senior Arielle Bodine made the world of professional golf her laboratory. The applied math and economics double major recently took an eagle-eyed look at the factors that led Phil Mickelson and 46 other top professional golfers to pick up valuable […]

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NASA career rewarding for Leucht

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Kurt W. Leucht, EE’94, has been working at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla., for 25 years and has been writing software for large and small projects ever since.

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