From the editor

Dear Alumni and Friends,

When we decided to dedicate this issue of Missouri S&T Magazine to glass, I was reminded of my arrival at Missouri S&T five years ago. I was both humbled and inspired by a student who greeted me with a vase crafted in the Hot Glass Shop. This housewarming gift was a perfect introduction to the impressive skills that Miners possess. In this issue, we’ll give you a pictorial “tour” of the Hot Glass Shop and show you some of the beauty and creativity that can be produced once you understand the science of glass. [Read more…]

Melissa Elder: selfless actions, global impact

For Melissa Elder, Honduras is more than just another place on the map. It inspired her career path and her research focus. It’s also her mother’s homeland. [Read more…]

Steve Parks: ‘failure is just feedback’

Steve Parks, EMgt’82, wants Missouri S&T students to discover who they are much earlier than he did. 

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Sports by the numbers

13′ 1 1/2 – School-record clearance in the pole vault. Mathematics senior Taylor Cipicchio was the Great Lakes Valley Conference champion in the event.

14 – Hits by the Lady Miner softball team in a March 25 win over Christian Brothers. S&T has finished at least one game with 14 or more hits in each of the past nine seasons.

60 – Distance in meters of chemical engineering senior Joe Vellella’s hammer throw at the University of Mississippi on March 22. The throw broke the school record and made an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark.

608 – Wins by the Missouri S&T baseball program since its inception in 1966.

4,414 – Round-trip miles that will be traveled by Missouri S&T’s football team in the 2014 season. The Miners have six away games in locations like Nebraska, Texas and Indiana.

New leaders join S&T

Ian Ferguson, former professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, became vice provost and dean of S&T’s new College of Engineering and Computing on Aug. 13.

Stephen P. Roberts, former professor and chair of biology at Central Michigan University, became vice provost and dean of S&T’s new College of Arts, Sciences and Business on Aug. 4.

New provost

Robert Marley, former interim vice president for student success at Montana State University in Bozeman, became provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Missouri S&T on July 14.

Wow. Much April. So Fools’. Very Doge.

For one day in April, Missouri S&T became an Internet sensation when Doge, a Shiba Inu dog known for its raised eyebrows and captioned internal monologues, took over the university website. [Read more…]

Legislative Day 2014

Missouri S&T alumni and friends visited with lawmakers in Jefferson City to garner support for the University of Missouri System as part of Legislative Day at the Capitol on Feb. 18. Those in attendance included: Bob Bay, CE’49; Matt Coco, CE’66; Jim Foil, CE’74, MS CE’75; Rusty Goldammer, CE’78, MS EMgt’79; Larry Hendren, MinE’73; and Susan Rothschild, CSci’74. Missouri S&T representatives included: Kathy Inman, Katie Jackson, Jana Neiss, Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, Travis Sewell, Laura Stoll, Henry Wiebe, John Woodson, Steve Tupper and Ben Yates.

New grads get #social

Proud graduates and their families took to social media to celebrate and capture commencement memories through photos using the #GoMiners2014 hashtag.

Take a look at the weekend, as seen through social media.

Celebrating diversity

This academic year marks milestone anniversaries for many Missouri S&T diversity programs and organizations.  [Read more…]