Spring 2016

Manish Sharma: working to enjoy the ride

Posted by on March 28, 2016

During high school, Manish Sharma often studied by candlelight. Power outages lasting six to eight hours a day were a fixture of hometown life in Khurja, India. For most of his peers, studying in America was a distant dream. But Sharma never gave up on his goal.

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Partners for progress

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla are exchanging ideas and collaborating on research, education and technology transfer thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) leaders from both groups signed last summer.

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Saving the bats

Posted by on March 28, 2016

White-nose syndrome kills bats by the millions. If not stopped, it could disrupt an entire ecosystem. But a group of Missouri S&T students learned that a compound found in citrus fruit can slow the disease.

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To the editor

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Ladies and Gents, The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine has now made a quantum jump in significance, importance and intelligent reporting about issues and topics relating to alumni contributions. Obviously many other topics aside from the great inventors need to be addressed but the inclusion of these several alumni inventors is a great […]

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S&T stargazer

Posted by on March 28, 2016

For the first time in over two years, S&T students, faculty and staff, and Rolla community members got an up-close look at celestial objects thanks to Ken Goss, a senior in computer science and computer engineering. Last August, Goss hosted the S&T Observatory’s first Visitors’ Night in over two years.

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Hello [real] world

Posted by on March 28, 2016

The first program a computer science student writes outputs the message “Hello world” on a display device. It’s designed to teach basic syntax for constructing a working program. Now finished with her degree, this computer science graduate, pictured during December 2015 commencement ceremonies, is ready for the “real” world.

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Totally tubular

Posted by on March 28, 2016

No prior experience is necessary for students who compete in the annual inner tube water polo tournament in the Gale Bullman pool. Teamwork, creativity and improvisation are key for players as they have to learn how to navigate the pool and find the back of the net to score.

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Steph Evans: STEM superhero

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Steph Evans is out to change the way people look at engineering — and at engineers.

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Topping out

Posted by on March 28, 2016

On a chilly Monday in February, Missouri S&T placed the final piece of the roof on the new University Commons building on University Drive. This fall, 450 students will move into its apartment-style housing. Watch a time-lapse video of the ceremonial “topping out.”

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Recovering oil with CO2

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Traditional methods of oil recovery call for flooding well formations with water, but often as much as two-thirds of the oil is left behind through this process. Carbon dioxide is more efficient for oil recovery because it dissolves into oil and reduces its viscosity, but that approach also has problems.

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