Summer 2013

Letters to the editor

Posted by on October 30, 2013

I was pleased to see (“On the Right Track,” Summer 2013) that you do not share the Wall Street Journal’s hatred of railroads (and bicycling and walking for that matter). One of my very few professional regrets is following my father’s otherwise excellent advice when I left MSM/UMR/Missouri S&T in 1967. A railroad employee all […]

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National award for sustainability

Posted by on October 30, 2013

S&T’s Solar Village and geothermal energy project combined to help the campus earn a 2013 Climate Leadership Award last spring. The award is from Second Nature, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in higher education.

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Miner Made

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Miners are makers. Maybe not always in the traditional sense, but the theme of making is a deeply rooted part of who they are.

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Right at home with P&G

Posted by on June 26, 2013

According to researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most American workers last four years with an employer. Katie Dambach, ME’06, defies that statistic. “I have never interviewed with another company,” Dambach says of her experience with Procter & Gamble. “I got the first internship and never looked back.”

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Express engineer

Posted by on June 26, 2013

“I thrive under pressure,” says Patrick Dippel, EMgt’04. “I was looking for a company that was aggressive in improving itself, and I found it. I have never seen such strong passion and alignment across all segments of a business and through the efforts of every individual employee.”

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Making tall grass short

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Sam Patterson is one of the voices of John Deere. A design engineer in John Deere’s rotary mower group, Patterson, ME’06, is passionate about his work — making lawn mowing easy — and it shows in the company’s latest “How We Run John Deere” video, which features Patterson.

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Outside-the-box hair care

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Anita Heinzke, ChE’10, thinks outside the shampoo bottle. That creative thinking earned Heinzke, a project engineer in L’Oreal’s Florence, Ky., hair care facility, a $5,000 Beauty Shakers award from the company. Her suggestion — to use corn plastic in L’Oreal shampoo packaging — took third place out of more than 900 submissions in the company’s […]

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Beyond mining

Posted by on June 26, 2013

By the time Layland Watson left Rolla in 1996, he knew how to drive a haul truck, design a mine, and work in open pit copper mines and underground coal mines — tasks a mining engineer would normally expect to have acquired after some time on the job.

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It’s about quality

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Brad Lind, EMgt’96, is a quality guy. To him, quality — the continuous improvement of products and services — is a key driver in improving consumers’ lives.

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Room to grow

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Breenae Washington, EMgt’12, didn’t know what to expect when she started her first job after graduation.

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