2018

A look at the new faces of learning at Missouri S&T

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Missouri S&T’s faculty members are passionate about teaching. They are highly credentialed. They came to S&T for many different — although quite specific — reasons, and now that they’re here, they are productive in ways that extend beyond the classroom and the lab.

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The road to Rolla

Posted by on November 29, 2018

New faculty seek to make a difference at S&T When he first came to campus a decade ago, David Lipke had no idea that he would one day call Missouri S&T home. The Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. student instead had a more narrow focus: gaining access to a piece of specialized equipment that his […]

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Teaching students is priority No. 1

Posted by on November 29, 2018

When Michelle Schwartze arrived for a tour of Missouri S&T, students kept interrupting her guide, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus and former chair of history and political science, to say hello and talk with him. Those interactions drew her to S&T.

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Teaching for the real world

Posted by on November 29, 2018

When you recall your most influential college professors, what comes to mind? They were the ones who showed a sincere interest in you and the outcome of your education. Their words of encouragement and hands-on involvement helped you find your way and build confidence. They were the teachers who clued you in to experiences that […]

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Honoring rising stars in the classroom

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Irina Ivliyeva is emphatic about why the Miner Alumni Association’s Class of ’42 Excellence in Teaching Award is important. It shines the spotlight on a tough job: being an early career faculty member at S&T.

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Bennington rides the Pony Express trail

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Leslie Bennington, ME’68, took part in the National Pony Express Association’s 2018 spring 10-day ride, which covered 2,000 miles between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. Each year, hundreds of association members re-ride the over-150-year-old Pony Express route on horseback, traveling through eight states. They pass off a mailbag — called a mochila — to […]

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Wishing you the best-ever holiday season and a little Miner mischief

Posted by on November 29, 2018

A lot has changed since the first St. Pat’s celebration in 1908, but the patron saint of engineers remains a steadfast symbol of tradition, pride and revelry by more than 60,000 Miner alumni. As you consider your year-end giving decisions, we hope you’ll remember the Miner Alumni Association. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference […]

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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

Posted by on November 29, 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

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Q&A: Best class ever

Posted by on November 29, 2018

What was your favorite class? As part of his research for the S&T sesquicentennial history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share memories of your favorite class. Here are a few of your answers:

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Making tornado alley safer

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong “Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of […]

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