Spring 2016

St. Pat’s: S&T goes green

Posted by on March 28, 2016

For a few days in March, the Missouri S&T campus — and the Rolla community — paint the town green for St. Pat’s.  If you couldn’t make it back for the 108th St. Pat’s, here are a few scenes from this year’s Best Ever celebration.

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In print

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Gerald Cohen, professor of foreign languages and an expert in etymology, published Origin of the Term ‘Jazz.

Jonathan Finch, a lecturer in philosophy, published A Crisis of Belief, Ethics and Faith.

John C. McManus, Curators’ Professor of history and political science, published Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.

David Wright, associate professor of English and technical communication, edited a book titled Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety. The book includes a chapter by Wright titled “Cowboys and Computers: Communicating National Animal Identification in the Beef Industry.”

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Baking bridges

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Kristen Donnell, MS EE’03, PhD EE’10, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, is using microwave energy to test concrete and rehabilitated aluminum, and in the future her work could lead to safer bridges and aircraft parts.

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Eric Bohannan: Ever the Optimist

Posted by on March 28, 2016

If you’re looking for Eric Bohannan, PhD Chem’99, on a Saturday morning, chances are, you’ll find him on a soccer field.

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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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