Alumni

Rock-and-roll grandpa earns Ph.D.

Posted by on November 29, 2018

He’s driven the backroads with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, from Def Leppard and KISS to John Denver and the Eurythmics, hauling both gear and performers as a truck- and bus-driving roadie.

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Keeping civil in the family: Bob, Steve and Tom Sieckhaus

Posted by on November 29, 2018

It’s no surprise that Steve Sieckhaus, CE’87, MS EMgt’94, and Tom Sieckhaus, CE’88, both became civil engineers — or that both earned degrees at S&T. After all, they’re the sons of Miner and civil engineer Bob Sieckhaus, CE’63.

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Sunshine (and wind and geothermal) in Silicon Valley

Posted by on July 30, 2018

At Missouri S&T, Jay Modi, MBA’10, combined his interest in business and enterprise resource planning to become one of the university’s first MBA graduates.

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Full court press for Miner Pride

Posted by on July 27, 2018

Kristie (Capps) Gibson, EMgt’74, and John Gibson, EMgt’74, met in Thomas Jefferson Hall after a Miner basketball game. They both came to Rolla on scholarships, Kristie from Dexter, Mo., and John from Kansas City Kansas Community College, where he played basketball.

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Timothy and Katryn Barefield: Remembering their roots

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Timothy, ME’83, and Katryn, Econ’84, Barefield come from families of educators and engineers. Their new Rolla Rising Scholarship honors two of them: their fathers, both of whom were Missouri S&T faculty members. Robert S. Barefield taught in engineering management, and Robert “Fred” Davidson, CE’41, MS CE’49, in engineering mechanics.

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Brewing water

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Kevin Fahrenkrog, ChE’88, was recently featured in an Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B) Super Bowl LII commercial. Fahrenkrog, general manager of A-B’s Cartersville, Ga., brewery, is one of the plant’s employees who operate its emergency water program.

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Composing an engine

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Charlie Rusher, ME’11, a noise and vibration engineer at Chevrolet in Milford, Mich., was featured in a New York Times question-and-answer session in October 2017 that focused on his work with Corvette engines.

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After graduation, uncovering a whole new Rolla

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Like many students who come to Missouri S&T, Rachel Jung’s exposure to the people and places beyond campus was fairly limited.

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Stephanie O’Sullivan: Life after intelligence

Posted by on March 29, 2018

Biding her time in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay while preparing to enter the job market, recent Rolla graduate Stephanie (Mink) O’Sullivan responded to a cryptic newspaper classified ad seeking an “ocean engineer.”

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Following opportunity wherever it may rove

Posted by on November 17, 2017

Michael Bouchard’s interest in Mars — and Mars rovers — didn’t end when he left Rolla.

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