Fall/Winter 2014

Whipping up a custom career

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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

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Keeping communications flowing

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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

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St. Louis student send-off

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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 […]

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Alumni take leadership roles in association

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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 […]

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Brill shares memories of space contributions

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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 […]

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Mathematical makeover

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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 […]

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Taking on a castle

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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.

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