Whipping up a custom career

Food Network aficionado Darian Johnson always wanted to be a chef. In high school she also discovered an affinity for chemistry. [Read more…]

Keeping communications flowing

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association board consolidated its committees into five groups with broad goals. This issue, we introduce you to the Marketing and Communications Committee.
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Sandy Simmons-Gamble: Meeting a 20/20 challenge

When Milton L. Simmons, CerE’49, died in 2005, his daughter knew she wanted to do something special to honor his memory. [Read more…]

St. Louis student send-off

Photo by Bob Phelan

Photo by Bob Phelan

The Miner Alumni Association and the New Alumni Council hosted a fun-packed Student Send-off picnic in St. Louis’ historic Tower Grove Park on Sunday, Aug. 3. The event drew more than 200 alumni, current and incoming students, and their families for a taste of St. Louis that included Kenrick’s barbeque and frozen custard from Ted Drewes. The Student Design and Experiential Learning Center exhibited several recent student design team projects.  A prize raffle awarded S&T Store gift cards to students and T-shirts to alumni. Stories about the road to and through Rolla helped Miners, new and old, catch the Miner spirit.

Alumni take leadership roles in association

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 18, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members:

Executive board

  • Rich Eimer, EE’71, president
  • Helene Hardy-Pierce, EMgt’83, president-elect
  • Ernie Banks, ChE’81, vice president
  • Delores Hinkle, PetE’75, vice president
  • Ron Jagels, CE’86, MS EMgt’91, vice president
  • Mike McEvilly, CE’80, MS EMgt’81, vice president
  • Chris Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, vice president
  • Stephen Rector, PetE’72, MS PetE’73, vice president
  • Keith Wedge, GGph’70, MS GGph’71, PhD GGph’73, treasurer
  • Bill Brune, CSci’73, secretary

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Brill shares memories of space contributions

In the June 26 issue of the Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Jack Brill, ME’62, shared memories of his contributions to every major U.S. space mission since 1958. The 75-year-old is retiring as engineering director for EaglePicher Technologies of Joplin after more than 50 years with the company.

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Speakers Bureau

Miner alumni are inspiring and influential role models for Missouri S&T students. There are many opportunities each year for you to share your knowledge and perspective with students on campus. See below for a current list of available speaking opportunities. For additional details, visit mineralumni.com/minerspeak.

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow
5:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the academic year
Contact: Nancy Hatch, alumni relations manager, at hatchn@mst.edu or 573-341-6327

Student diversity, outreach and women’s programs
Evenings, Monday through Friday during the academic year
Contact: Erin Stampp, assistant director of student support services, at hoodel@mst.edu or 573-341-7606

Greek Academy
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Contact: Brett Watson, assistant director of fraternity and sorority life, at watsonb@mst.edu or 573-341-4329

Student Leadership Conference
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Contact: Jerri Arnold-Cook, director of leadership and cultural programs, at arnoldcookj@mst.edu or 573-341-7504

Career opportunities and employer relations
If you are coming to campus for interviews or recruitment — find out about chances to speak while you’re here.
Contact: Julie Pittser, associate director of career opportunities and employer relations, at  pittserj@mst.edu or 573-341-4254.

Mathematical makeover

This past fall, Calculus I students at Missouri S&T spent less time listening to lectures and watching their TAs work at the board and did some hands-on problem-solving of their own instead. Smaller labs allowed for more student interaction.

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Unrestricted education

Karl E. Burgher, Econ’84, PhD MinE’85, a former Missouri S&T faculty member, has joined the open educational resource (OER) movement with the release of his management eBook/textbook, Volunteering, published by Ventus LLC. OER content is often free, or of very low cost, to students and the public. Targeted ads inserted into the text help defray the cost of the book. [Read more…]

Taking on a castle

Daniel Edwards, ArchE’11 (above right), and his wife, Ebony (Burnside) Edwards, have a vision of restoring an old workhouse castle located at 2001 Vine St. in Kansas City, Mo. Their story was featured in the May 20 issue of The Kansas City Star. [Read more…]