Spring 2014

S&T: a Kiplinger’s top value

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Kiplinger’s list of Best Values in Public Colleges, published in the magazine’s February issue, ranks Missouri S&T 81st among public institutions that “combine outstanding education with economic value.”

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Student design team competitions coming your way

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Miners by Design, the giving society that encourages supporting experiential learning at Missouri S&T, invites alumni to support students by attending one of the upcoming design team competitions. A list of the competitions, sorted by alumni section, follows. Dates of all design team competitions are available at rol.la/designteamdates. Bay Area – Human Powered Vehicle Challenge West,  April […]

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U.S. News ranks S&T’s online degree programs

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Fifteen online master’s degree programs at Missouri S&T are ranked among the nation’s best in three categories, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs Rankings.

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Engaging alumni

Posted by on April 1, 2014

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association changed the format for its board of directors. What used to be a large number of small committees, each with a narrow focus, has been consolidated into five larger committees with broad goals.

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Robots with brains?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

In the future, groups of semi-autonomous robots could take over dangerous tasks currently handled by humans, such as decommissioning a land mine or rescuing victims of a building collapse, thanks to a new feedback system developed by Jagannathan Sarangapani, the William A. Rutledge-Emerson Electric Co. Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering.

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Q&A: What was your hardest class at S&T?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Maybe it was beneficial and you use the knowledge you gained daily or maybe you’re just glad you survived. Either way, we asked about your hardest class or your toughest professor. Here’s what you told us:

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Academy inductions

Posted by on April 1, 2014

In October, 14 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes a career of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Induction ceremonies are held in April and October.

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Curators bestow faculty honors

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Three S&T faculty members were honored for their scholarship and teaching excellence during commencement ceremonies in December. V.A. Samaranayake was named Curators’ Teaching Professor of mathematics and statistics; David Riggins was named Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Martin Bohner was named Curators’ Professor of mathematics and statistics.

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Professional degrees

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Missouri S&T awarded two honorary professional degrees during commencement in December. The degrees recognize the following alumni for their professional achievement: Maureen E. Midgley, ChE’82, of Rochester, Mich., senior vice president of global manufacturing engineering for Henkel Corp. Michael O. Vahle, Math’71, MS Math’73, chief information officer and vice president of technology services at Sandia […]

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Secret ingredient for high-strength bridges

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Last fall, a new bridge was built east of Jefferson City, Mo., that incorporates an unusual, high-strength concrete mix in its girders and support structure. The three-span bridge is outfitted with sensors and other instrumentation to collect data on how well the bridge performs over time.

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