S&T moves to ‘highly selective’ admissions status

In June, the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved Missouri S&T’s request to be designated as “highly selective” in admission criteria. This makes S&T one of only two public universities in the state with this designation. Truman State University is the other. [Read more…]

Nidec gives EE lab a $100K boost

A $100,000 gift from St. Louis-based Nidec Motor Corp. will fund the relocation and expansion of the undergraduate power laboratory in Emerson Hall, which houses the electrical and computer engineering department. The gift will also support lab equipment upgrades. [Read more…]

S&T chemist rolls the dice to better identify chiral molecules in drugs

High risk, high reward. That’s the kind of discovery Garry “Smitty” Grubbs is looking for. And this one could significantly reduce drug costs. [Read more…]

Inspired to scholarship

Never underestimate the power of a protest song. It might not spur everyone to join a cause, but it can influence people in unexpected ways.

For Nicholas Villanueva, Hist’06, that inspiration came one day during a history class at S&T when the instructor, assistant professor Petra DeWitt, Hist’96, played Barry McGuire’s 1965 social protest song “Eve of Destruction.” [Read more…]

Williams featured on CNN’s ‘Great Big Story’

A video featuring Dajae Williams, EMgt’17, recently appeared on the cinematic storytelling website “Great Big Story.” Williams’ story focused on her work to ensure that young women are given the opportunities to pursue careers in STEM. She tells how she never saw anyone like her represented in the world of STEM while growing up. [Read more…]

Vanderspiegel champions SWE inclusion efforts

Natalie Vanderspiegel, CerE’02, MS EMgt’04, MS CerE’04, a past Miner Alumni Association awardee, director of diversity and inclusion for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and an employee of electricity generation company Solar Turbines, was featured in SWE’s August edition of its “Live Out Loud” blog, a monthly post about practicing intentional inclusion [Read more…]

Alumna publishes second children’s book

Sarah Boutte, BSci’03, recently published her second children’s book — this one focused on introducing STEM to young minds. Boutte says she was inspired to write books while working as a teacher to educate pilots on how to fly helicopters for the oil industry. With a busy career, she did not want to lose sight of her family priorities. [Read more…]

Alumnus donates artwork to St. Louis Art Museum

Ronald Ollie, ME’73, and his wife, Monique, added depth and breadth to the Saint Louis Art Museum’s holdings by providing 81 works by contemporary African-American artists. [Read more…]

Hall earns math association award

Leon Hall, Math’69, MS Math’71, PhD Math’74, former chair and professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, earned the Missouri Section of the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) Meritorious Service Award. A Missouri section member is eligible for this award once every five years. The award is presented for services rendered at the organization’s national or section level. The MAA works to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on the world.

Richardson wins national teaching award

David Richardson, CE’71, MS CE’73, PhD CE’84, Chancellor’s Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, received the James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award from the Chi Epsilon national civil engineering honor society. [Read more…]