Mudder tough Miners

Five Miner alumni completed the 10-mile, 20-plus-obstacle Full Tough Mudder course in Wright City, Mo., in August 2018.

Tough Mudder is an endurance series created to test mental and physical strength within a team. The obstacles were designed by British Special Forces to trigger common fears, such as freezing cold water, extreme heights, fire and electricity. [Read more…]

A bigger picture of academic success

The core group of 12 alumni and friends who make up the Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC) for S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) are recognized and respected in fields that span industries in defense, energy, information technology, medicine, manufacturing and academia.

They also serve as role models to the university community who are dedicated to strengthening CASB faculty and students through guidance, innovation and financial commitment. The six members featured below all share one belief: Learning across disciplines is powerful. [Read more…]

S&T online programs get top rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked 15 S&T online graduate programs among the best in the nation. The programs include S&T’s online MBA program, 12 online graduate programs in engineering, and online graduate programs in computer information technology and business in information science and technology.

S&T among top 20 safe campuses

Missouri S&T was the state’s only university to be recognized by the National Campus Safety Summit for increasing the safety and security of its campus community in 2018. Ranked 20th in the nation, S&T’s University Police has worked the last two years on incorporating emerging technology into policing efforts. [Read more…]

Student speakers inspire classmates

During December commencement ceremonies, six students addressed the graduates.

Dalal Abduljaleel, BSci’18, spoke of her journey as a refugee in Iraq to completion of her degree and recognized those who supported her along the way. “The most valuable principle I learned throughout my entire life is knowing who to ask for help when I needed it, and to accept the help when it’s offered. When you help, support and love others, love will find its way back to you!” [Read more…]

‘Never stop learning’

Stephen G. Suellentrop, PetE’74, MS PetE’75, delivered S&T’s commencement address in December. Suellentrop, chairman of Hunt Oil Co. and Hunt Refining Co., encouraged graduates to never stop learning and to immerse themselves in their career passions. [Read more…]

A distinct honor

S&T presented the Award of Professional Distinction to three alumni during commencement ceremonies in December. The awards recognized the following graduates for professional achievement:

  • Ernest K. Banks, ChE’81
  • David J. Schepers, EE’75
  • David Charles Sextro, ChE’82

Want better concrete? Dilute the cement

It’s long been proven that adding nanoparticles to concrete improves strength and durability, but the cost of such processes has outweighed the benefits. Missouri S&T’s Hongyan Ma is working on a safer, simpler and potentially more affordable method of combining nanoparticles with concrete. [Read more…]

Celebrating December grads

On Dec. 13, the Miner Alumni Association celebrated Grad Finale on the midway for graduating students at Hasselmann  Alumni House. Students caught the carnival spirit playing dime toss, giant Jenga, Plinko and other games. Students selected Miner gear by redeeming game tickets at the prize table and dined on hot dogs, sliders and other classic midway munchies.

Fan named Tang Professor

Jun Fan, an expert in electromagnetic compatibility and a member of the S&T faculty since 2007, became the Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering on Oct. 1.

The Tang Professorship was established through a gift from software entrepreneur Cynthia Tang, Econ’85, who founded Insight Industries, a software consulting company based in Platteville, Wis., in 1987. She is also a member of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh, an emerita member of the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees and a 2011 Alumni of Influence inductee.