Summer 2015

Hollow concrete is stronger concrete

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Concrete columns used as the support structures of a bridge would be stronger if they were hollow, says Mohamed ElGawady, an associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T. He says these hollow columns, the first of their kind in the United States, could extend the lifespan of a bridge beyond the […]

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2015 Honorary Knights

Posted by on July 29, 2015

In March, the St. Pat’s Celebration Committee honored the following 2015 Honorary Knights of St. Patrick. Delbert Day, CerE’58, Curators’ Professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, served as Honorary St. Pat and parade marshal. Dr. Henry Antolak, a Rolla dentist and former co-owner of the Cavern, now known as The Grotto Henry C. “Hank” […]

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Pedaling to a win

Posted by on July 29, 2015

The Human Powered Vehicle Competition Team took first in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015 Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge East Coast Competition held at the University of Florida in Gainesville in May. The competition challenges students to design, build and operate a human-powered vehicle for practical use. S&T placed first on the innovation report, third […]

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In print

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor of history and political science, is the author of Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel: The Gangster, the Flamingo, and the Making of Modern Las Vegas. Published in January by Praeger, the book examines Siegel’s image in popular culture and dispels myths about his contribution to the founding of Las Vegas. Tseggai Isaac, […]

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Jack Wright: a golden year for the Arch

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Fifty years ago this October, the St. Louis skyline was changed forever by the construction of the Gateway Arch, built as a monument to U.S. westward expansion.

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Letter to the editor

Posted by on July 29, 2015

I just received and read the Spring issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. I enjoy the articles and especially the notes about the old-timers of my generation and before.  However, I was disturbed by something in the article on page 38 titled “Reliving History.” My hat is off to men like Joseph Senne (MS CE’51) who […]

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Miners give back

Posted by on July 29, 2015

April was Philanthropy Month at Missouri S&T. Events throughout the month recognized and thanked donors and volunteers for their support and raised awareness of the impact giving makes on all students.

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Matt Coco: stepping up to deliver a dream

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Matt Coco, CE’66, remembers the first meeting nearly a decade ago as if it were yesterday. He and other past presidents of the Miner Alumni Association had gathered to discuss a major project — a campus home for the association.

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Mining professor helps SEC improve mining regulations

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Kwame Awuah-Offei, professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T, is spending 12 months with the Securities and Exchange Commission on an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA) appointment to review publicly traded mining company disclosure requirements and help the SEC find ways to improve the regulations for mining companies and their investors. “Someone from Missouri S&T gets […]

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Women’s mining team wins world championship

Posted by on July 29, 2015

The Women’s Mining Team earned first place in its category at the 37th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held in March at the Western Australia School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, Australia. The team defended its title as world champions in a competition designed to test skills in old-fashioned mining techniques known as “mucking.” S&T’s co-ed team took […]

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