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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Doctoral student an ASTRO participant

Vaibhav Khane, MS NucE’07, MS ChE’12, PhD ChE’14, recently spent seven months working on models for a new low-enriched uranium core for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor as part of its Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) Program. Khane used multi-physics codes to model designs to replace the reactor’s current highly enriched uranium core. [Read more…]

Fond memories of the Quad

Jamie (Johnson) Farrell, ECE’01, recently shared a story of how she met her husband, Shannon, when she lived in Kelly Hall.  [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

Oak Ridge brothers: John and Robert Wagner

For more than 14 years, brothers John Wagner, NucE’92, and Robert Wagner, ME’93, MS ME’95, PhD ME’99, have worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy’s largest multi-program science and energy laboratory. ORNL owns a piece of history through its role in World War II’s Manhattan Project. It is also home to Titan, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. [Read more…]

Tulsa turf team

Love it or hate it, artificial turf has many benefits — including year-round field use and an even playing surface. In October, students voted to fund 75 percent of the $2.4 million required to install turf on S&T’s football and intramural fields, but more is needed. [Read more…]

Sister of the seas

Mary Beth Reissen, MS Tch Chem’70, represented the American Society of International Law at the 14th meeting of the Open-Ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in June. [Read more…]

Keeping S&T green, one bike at a time

Dan Fuhrmann, ME’99, owner of Route 66 Bicycles in Rolla, wants to make S&T the model of a bicycle-friendly campus. Fuhrmann donated a Dero Fixit stand, an ADA-compliant bicycle-repair station. It was installed outside Curtis Laws Wilson Library last fall. “When I was a student, bicycles were technically banned from campus, although the rule was rarely enforced,” says Fuhrmann, former president of the S&T Cycling Club. That has changed and Fuhrmann wants everyone to know that S&T is a bicycle-friendly campus. “Bicycle infrastructure is a great investment and I realize that. I hope to bring others on board. “Anyone can use the stand to perform repairs or adjustments on their bicycle, or stop for a quick shot of air in their tires,” Fuhrmann says. It includes a pump with a gauge and also has most of the tools necessary to perform minor adjustments. “If it keeps people riding their bikes instead of driving, then it’s a good thing.”

‘Inventern’ finalist

Ron Erickson, IST’11, is building his own rally car from the ground up. By himself. The project got him noticed by MythBusters star Adam Savage, who held a contest last fall to find the next “Inventern” for his website tested.com. [Read more…]