Fall/Winter 2015

In print

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Elizabeth Cudney, PhD EMgt’06, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, co-wrote Total Productive Maintenance: Strategies and Implementation Guide, which was published in July by CRC Press. Kellie Grasman, a lecturer in engineering management and systems engineering, co-wrote a textbook titled Fundamentals of Engineering Economic Analysis. The text won the Book of the […]

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Studying the building blocks of life

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Teaching Professor of chemistry, and Honglan Shi, an associate research professor of chemistry, are working with colleagues at Clemson University to develop a microscopic fiber optic probe that can detect changes in a single cell. The work is funded through a $567,311 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of […]

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Alumni take leadership roles in association

Posted by on November 25, 2015

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 24, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members. We welcome them and thank the departing members for their dedication and loyalty to Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association.

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What was your favorite food during college?

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Before the days of university food service, many Miner alumni ate their meals at eating clubs. Later, campus cafeterias provided the three squares a Miner needed. For some students, a landlady or fraternity or sorority cook served the meals. Others had a favorite restaurant. We asked about your favorite food during college. Here is what […]

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S&T takes 5th in solar decathlon

Posted by on November 25, 2015

S&T’s Solar House Design Team placed fifth in the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, held Oct. 8-18 in Irvine, Calif. This was the team’s sixth competition and its highest score yet. S&T’s entry, called the Nest Home, was built from three repurposed shipping containers covered with siding made from pallet lumber. It gets […]

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Changes in UM System leadership

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Amid criticism over his handling of racial issues, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation on Nov. 9, 2015. On Nov. 12, the UM System Board of Curators appointed former University of Missouri-Columbia Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton to serve as interim president during a search for a new president. Middleton joined the […]

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Color printing with no ink

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Unlike inkjet or laser printers, which use mixtures of various pigments to reproduce color on a printed page, a new process developed by a pair of S&T mechanical engineers uses nanomaterials for color printing with no ink. The finished product is visible only with the aid of a high-powered electron microscope.

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Dan Amsden and Kevin Fritzmeyer: Workplace wisdom and professional perspective

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Dan Amsden, MS EMgt’75, and Kevin Fritzmeyer, EMgt’85, believe every student needs a sounding board — someone who is there to bounce around the big questions about life beyond college. For the past six years, they’ve given S&T students that perspective through a mentoring program sponsored by the Academy of Engineering Management.

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Sweet road trip

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Karl E. Burgher, Econ’84, PhD MinE’85, has a taste for cinnamon rolls and a book that documents his quest for the perfect pastry through south central Missouri small towns along what he calls The Ozarks Cinnamon Road.

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ASTM awards Lowry’s leadership

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Kent Lowry, ME’92, received the 2015 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International President’s Leadership Award.

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