Spring 2018

Art of one

Posted by on March 30, 2018

Derek Carpenter was ready to move to Colorado and begin his career when life came to a standstill in December 2012.

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Timothy and Katryn Barefield: Remembering their roots

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Timothy, ME’83, and Katryn, Econ’84, Barefield come from families of educators and engineers. Their new Rolla Rising Scholarship honors two of them: their fathers, both of whom were Missouri S&T faculty members. Robert S. Barefield taught in engineering management, and Robert “Fred” Davidson, CE’41, MS CE’49, in engineering mechanics.

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EWB works in Guatemala and Bolivia

Posted by on March 29, 2018

In December, members of S&T’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) completed a decade-long effort to provide clean drinking water to the people of Nahualate, Guatemala.

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Brewing water

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Kevin Fahrenkrog, ChE’88, was recently featured in an Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B) Super Bowl LII commercial. Fahrenkrog, general manager of A-B’s Cartersville, Ga., brewery, is one of the plant’s employees who operate its emergency water program.

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Composing an engine

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Charlie Rusher, ME’11, a noise and vibration engineer at Chevrolet in Milford, Mich., was featured in a New York Times question-and-answer session in October 2017 that focused on his work with Corvette engines.

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After graduation, uncovering a whole new Rolla

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Like many students who come to Missouri S&T, Rachel Jung’s exposure to the people and places beyond campus was fairly limited.

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A new department for teaching

Posted by on March 29, 2018

This past fall, the popularity of Missouri S&T’s STEM-focused teacher education program led to the establishment of an official academic department, called teacher education and certification.

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Claire Brewer: tuned in to healthcare

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Claire Brewer, BSci’17, knew she wanted to become a doctor when she entered Missouri S&T.

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The power of influence

Posted by on March 29, 2018

This past December, in addition to the traditional alumni commencement speaker, four graduating seniors addressed their fellow graduates.

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Assignment: Design a new animal shelter

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Students in the architectural engineering design course spent the fall semester creating 15 potential designs for a new animal shelter in Rolla and presented six of them to the Rolla City Council in December. Two of the finalists are pictured above.

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