Summer research program supports underrepresented engineering students

Six undergraduate students from Tennessee State University in Nashville and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., spent two months this summer conducting engineering research at Missouri S&T as part of a new program designed to encourage underrepresented engineering students to consider pursuing graduate studies.

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S&T and St. Louis College of Pharmacy partner on admissions

Aspiring pharmacists attending Missouri S&T can now participate in a new pathway to admission into St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.

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Alumni take leadership roles in association

During their annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 5, members of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors approved the following new and returning board members:

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50 years in physics

This past fall, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business honored Jerry Peacher, associate chair and professor of physics, for 50 years of teaching excellence.

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S&T grad contributes $550,000 to Classroom Learning Center

The president and CEO of a company founded the same year classes were first held at S&T has donated $550,000 to provide more classroom space for today’s students.

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A summer at Stingray Bay and beyond

Biological sciences senior Vanessa Mahan thought she wanted to be a medical doctor. But after a semester’s coursework in cell biology, Mahan decided the profession was not for her. Further exploring her interests through a biodiversity course, Mahan found her passion — merging medicine with her love of animals.

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Leadership changes

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A milestone year for giving

Missouri S&T donors contributed $24.3 million in charitable gifts and pledges during the 2019 fiscal year — a $1.7 million increase over last year’s benchmark of $22.6 million. S&T also received nearly $20.2 million in private grants, bringing total external funding for the fiscal year to $44.5 million.

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Missouri Governor honors Akers

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson presented the Missouri National Guard Meritorious Service Medal Ribbon to Thomas Akers, AMath’73, MS AMath’75, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, retired instructor of mathematics and statistics at S&T, and retired NASA astronaut. The award is given to present and former guard members who perform valorous or meritorious service in support of the state. 

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Quander takes command of U.S. Army Engineer School

Col. Mark Quander, MS EMgt’00, recently became the 98th commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Quander was also promoted to brigadier general. In a press release announcing the promotion, Quander said he looked forward to continuing the unit’s traditions and moving forward on the path set by his predecessor. 

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