Smart and secure

Smart Grid

(Illustration by Brandan Deason)

In a new twist on cyber-security, S&T computer scientists work to protect the future power grid.

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Bridge that should last ‘until we have flying cars’

Light weight bridge

Jeffery Volz (front) is looking for new lightweight and inexpensive materials to replace deficient bridges. (Photo by B.A. Rupert)

With 17 percent of Missouri’s bridges deficient and not enough funding available to repair and rebuild them, researchers at Missouri S&T are more determined than ever to develop innovative and inexpensive materials that can replace these structures.

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Geothermal groundbreaking

(Photo by B.A. Rupert)

S&T officials broke ground April 17 on a new geothermal energy system that will save more than $1 million a year and cut energy use in half. S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, assisted by Joe Miner, flipped the switch for the ceremonial ground “drilling.”

Scholarship banquet

(Photo by B.A. Rupert)

Miner Alumni Association scholarship recipients (pictured below) and their donors celebrated together on April 20. The evening was filled with recognition and fellowship as donors dined with the students who benefit from their generosity. About 140 students, alumni association directors, OGS members, donors and staff attended. An anonymous donor generously paid for students to attend the banquet.

Magnus earns Title IX honor: Named to top 40 list of women in athletics

NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, Phys’86, MS EE’90, was named to the Women’s Sports Foundation’s list of the 40 most influential women in athletics over the past 40 years. The list recognizes women who have made a significant impact on society after playing high school or collegiate sports in the 40 years since Title IX was enacted in 1972. Other honorees include Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mia Hamm and Condoleezza Rice.

Breaking ground: Bertelsmeyer Hall

Missouri S&T will break ground on the 68,500-square-foot James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall at 11th and State streets in April 2013. The building is named for James E. Bertelsmeyer, ChE’66, who made the lead gift toward the project. More than 50 other donors also contributed.

Watch for details about the groundbreaking in an upcoming issue of Missouri S&T Magazine.

Alumni association hosts graduation celebrations

A record 250 students celebrated their graduation with the Miner Alumni Association at Grad Finale events on May 1 and 3. Bryan Decker, ChE’12, and Kyle J. Cooper, NucE’12, each won a 32” LG HDTV generously donated by Susan Watson-Hajjar, CSci’83.

Sports by the numbers

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Groovin’ in a Gremlin

(Photo by B.A. Rupert)

When he was 14, Carl Lacy found what would turn out to be his first car in a Kansas City junkyard. It was buried under lots of, well, junk. Lacy could only gain access to the gas cap, which had a little gremlin figure on it. He pocketed the cap.

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Rick Jordan: shifting by sound

Prized possession: A 1966 Corvette Stingray. During the winter, Jordan, ME’70, keeps it stored at the same auto museum in St. Louis where he bought it.

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