From engineer to movie producer

After a 38-year career in mechanical engineering, John Weekley, ME’74, sold his process control company, PROCONEX, in 2011 to pursue a career in the film industry as a movie producer.  [Read more…]

Green for a cause

On March 11, 35 Missouri S&T alumni who work at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies volunteered at Harvesters, a non-profit food bank in Kansas City, Mo. The employees packed more than 1,830 backpacks with food for children of low-income families. The group organized the event to coincide with St. Pat’s activities and even wore their St. Pat’s sweatshirts. Members of the group enjoyed sharing their St. Pat’s experiences with other alumni from the ‘70s all the way through 2013, and they hope to make it an annual event. 

Miners reconnect in Istanbul, Turkey

Alumni and friends shared memories of Missouri S&T and university updates at a restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey, in November. From left: Scott Kalwei, EMgt’11; Kubilay Kaya, MS EnvE’10; Roberta “Birdie” Morgan, Engl’87, Hist’87, program director for international affairs at S&T; Burak Arasli, MS EMgt’03; Cansu Aytan; Ugur Yildiz, EMgt’11; and Onur Yildiz, who completed S&T’s Intensive English Program in 2011. Kalwei and Yildiz also helped Morgan at a recruitment fair that was attended by more than 6,000 students. 

Long-lost civilization sparks book

A newspaper article about an archaeological dig in Chesterfield, Mo., gave Ellen M. (Monti) Meyer, CSci’77, the idea for her first novel, Chronicle of the Mound Builders: An Angela Hunter Mystery[Read more…]