Summer 2019

Branch promoted to colonel

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Kevin Branch, MS ME’06, MS EMgt’09, was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army. Branch enlisted in ROTC at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where he majored in physics. He was commissioned as an Army field artillery officer in 1998. In 2007, he transferred to the Army Engineer Branch, where he serves as director of […]

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History grad returns to S&T to coach basketball

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Bill Walker, Hist’87, former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), joined the S&T athletics program as head men’s basketball coach on April 1. He is the 15th head coach in the history of the Miner program. He succeeds Jim Glash, who retired after 10 seasons as head coach.

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Ninh shares Peace Corps stories

Posted by on August 2, 2019

A blog post written by Kayla Ninh, EE’16, was featured in THE BRIDGE, the magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN). Ninh shares her experiences with the Peace Corps, a U.S. government volunteer program that provides social and economic development abroad while promoting mutual understanding. She was stationed in Lesotho, […]

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Chapin writes new thriller

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Roger Chapin, Math’64, MS Math’66, wrote a novel titled The Dragon of God, a religious thriller that follows a religion professor who investigates the deaths of people who — through prior near-death experiences — believe that Christian fundamentalist beliefs are based on a misinterpretation of the Bible. 

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S&T grad helps capture first-ever image of black hole

Posted by on August 2, 2019

This past spring, an S&T graduate was among the group of scientists who captured the first image of a supermassive black hole at the center of Messier 87, or M87. M87 is a galaxy within the Virgo galaxy cluster, 55 million light years from earth.

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A new face of civil engineering

Posted by on August 2, 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers named Andrea DuMont, GeoE’11, one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering for 2019 in the Professional category. The program recognizes young civil engineers for their achievements and contributions to the society. 

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Remembering a beloved son, brother and friend

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Kay Beasley remembers her son, Patrick Beasley, MinE’19, as someone who delighted in bringing home rocks. “As a kid, he would pick them up and my pockets would be full,” she says. “He still has rocks lining the window ledge in his room. Not long ago, he brought home the Missouri state mineral.”

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By the numbers: Summer 2019

Posted by on August 2, 2019

S&T Mars Rover Design Team’s finish in the 2019 University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, Utah, with its rover Valkyrie. This is the team’s third consecutive top-five finish.

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