Summer 2015

Two Miners have NFL hopes

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Two Miner football players have a chance to play for the NFL next season. Forrestal Hickman, a senior in mechanical engineering, signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers. Will Brown, EMgt’15, tried out for the Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears. Both players took part in NFL minicamps in May.

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S&T ocean plug-in takes first

Posted by on July 29, 2015

A group of geophysics and petroleum engineering graduate students from Missouri S&T took first place in Schlumberger’s North American Ocean Academic Competition in March. They earned $15,000 for developing a plug-in for Schlumberger’s Ocean Petrel software, which lets oil and gas companies easily incorporate science-based plug-ins into their projects instead of using multiple software solutions. […]

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Open the window, clean the air

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Some people open the windows in their homes whether it’s snowing or raining, in stifling heat or frigid cold. A Missouri S&T environmental engineering professor says that can have a positive effect on the air quality in your home.

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Follow the path

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Missouri S&T is one of 25 U.S. universities selected to participate in Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation program. Epicenter is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell.

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Education leader addresses graduates

Posted by on July 29, 2015

“Students must develop effective problem-solving, critical-thinking, collaboration and communication skills — tools they need to compete and succeed in the global economy,” Vince M. Bertram told just over 1,200 graduates at two commencement ceremonies in May. Bertram is president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization that develops K-12 curricula […]

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Professional degrees

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Missouri S&T honored the following 10 alumni with professional degrees to recognize career achievement. Francisco M. “Frank” Benavides, CE’70, of St. Louis, founder and executive director of PENTA Engineering Corp. Paul Daniel Booher, CE’80, MS CE’81, of Springfield, Mo., chief operating officer for Enactus Seth Burgett, ME’94, of Glen Carbon, Ill., vice president and general […]

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What was your most memorable all-nighter?

Posted by on July 29, 2015

At one time or another, nearly every Miner has pulled an all-nighter. Maybe you stayed up all night cramming for a calculus test. Maybe you road-tripped across the country with your fraternity or sorority pledge class. Maybe you just hung out with friends having a good time. We asked about your memorable all-nighter. Here is […]

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Students and satellites head toward the stars

Posted by on July 29, 2015

A pair of microsatellites designed by a team of S&T students took first place in the U.S. Air Force’s University Nanosat-8 Program. Plans call for the S&T projects to be launched into low orbit. The collegiate competition, which spans over two years, challenges student teams to develop and construct a proto-flight satellite while participating in […]

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Snake Invasion — arcade style

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Every March, S&T students wield shillelaghs to rid the campus of rubber snakes to honor the legend of St. Patrick driving snakes from Ireland centuries ago. This year students, alumni and other visitors to the university’s website could join in on the fun, thanks to an arcade-style video game housed on the university website. Visit […]

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Bugs on a diet clean up wastewater

Posted by on July 29, 2015

To clean wastewater, most municipal treatment plants try to maintain an oxygen concentration of 2 milligrams per liter in their aerated tanks. That seems ideal for the microorganisms that consume the waste; it’s a level that “makes them happy” and well fed, says Jianmin Wang, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T.

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