Beyond engineering

Our graduates with degrees in the sciences, business, humanities and liberal arts find success in diverse careers, from traditional paths to cutting-edge industries. They thrive as civic leaders, educators, innovative thinkers and problem-solvers. Take a look at just a few of the industries and roles in which these S&T alumni have left their mark. [Read more…]

Smart technologies

Where people and technology intersect

Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart speakers. Smart appliances.

Smart devices improve people’s lives every day. Advances in smart technology help people stay connected, find information and organize their lives along with numerous other benefits.

But these advances also bring a sense of unease and insecurity, such as concerns about privacy, personal data sharing and ethics. [Read more…]

Fuel for the precision moon shot

The highest research priority for the University of Missouri System can be described as a kind of “moon shot” moment — an ambitious stretch that will require all hands on deck. And three CASB researchers will play an important role.
Unlike President John F. Kennedy’s call to put a man on the moon, however, this effort is firmly grounded in one of the great challenges of the terrestrial world: the challenge of “precision medicine,” or customized, personalized health care and medical treatment. [Read more…]

One college six perspectives

Students in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business open up about their lives as Miners.

From applied biology to technical communication, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) is home to a wide range of disciplines and fields. But talk with students in these programs and you’ll soon discover these diverse achievers are alike in one major way: they each are exploring their intellectual curiosity and charting their own path. [Read more…]

Alumna co-founds No. 2 fastest-growing company in Seattle

Fran Dunaway, Psyc’83, co-founder of women’s undergarment company TomboyX, was featured in a 2018 Inc. 5000 article titled “Forget Amazon: These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Seattle.” TomboyX is No. 2. The company reported a three-year growth rate of 2,049 percent with $5.4 million in revenues in 2017. Dunaway (left) is pictured with her wife and TomboyX co-founder Naomi Gonzalez.

Improving health in Mozambique

Jon, Phys’07, and Carla, Engl’07, Reinagel first traveled to the African nation of Mozambique as missionaries with Iris Ministries in 2008. They spent three years in Dondo, a community of 15,000. [Read more…]

Kavandi Named to Astronaut Hall of Fame

Veteran astronaut Janet Kavandi, MS Chem’82, has logged more than 33 days in space and orbited the Earth 535 times. This spring she was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

Kavandi, director of NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, was selected as a NASA astronaut in December 1994 as a member of the 15th class of U.S. astronauts. She is a veteran of three space flights, serving as a mission specialist on STS-91 in 1998, STS-99 in 2000 and STS-104 in 2001.

 

By the numbers: Spring 2019

257 – Missouri S&T students and staff members who spent “a day on, not a day off” performing service projects throughout Phelps County on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

535 – Earth orbits veteran astronaut Janet Kavandi, MS Chem’82, logged during her space flight career. Read more about Kavandi.

259 – Record number of employers recruiting at S&T’s Spring Career Fair, held Feb. 19. [Read more…]

Q&A: Miners got game

What was the most memorable sports team during your time on campus?

As part of his research for the S&T 150th history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share your memories. Here are a few of your answers.
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Honoring new academy members

In October, 12 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in the fall, others in the spring. [Read more…]