Max Tohline: film for thought

Posted by on April 2, 2015

Max Tohline came to Missouri S&T from Madeira, Ohio, in 2002 with a plan to study aerospace engineering. But an elective course in film caused his true passion to take flight. “I always had an interest in film,” says Tohline, Engl’07. So he enrolled in Study of Film, a course taught at that time by […]

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Matt O’Keefe: memorable mentor

Posted by on March 9, 2013

Walk into Straumanis-James Hall and the building’s relaxed atmosphere may be the first thing you notice. The building is home to the Materials Research Center and its director, Matt O’Keefe, MetE’85. O’Keefe, who is known for his friendliness and accessibility, will tell you he didn’t set the building’s tone — that he’s just trying to […]

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Historian wins state book award

Posted by on March 8, 2013

Petra DeWitt, Hist’96, an assistant teaching professor in history and political science at Missouri S&T, received the 2012 Missouri History Book Award from the State Historical Society of Missouri in November for her book Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri’s German-American Community During World War I. The book was published by Ohio University […]

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Eric Showalter: course under construction

Posted by on March 6, 2012

Old class: Eric Showalter, associate teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has taught a construction management course called Cost Estimating and Scheduling for more than a decade. One semester-long assignment requires students to pick a construction site and keep a diary of everything that happens — from weather conditions to which subcontractors are […]

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Courtside lifesavers

Posted by on November 28, 2011

When athletic trainers go through certification to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or use an automated external defibrillator (AED), they rarely think they will actually have to use that training in real life.

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Hank Pernicka

Posted by on March 8, 2011

Title: associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering At S&T since: 2001 Design teams he advises: Formula SAE Team, M-SAT (Missouri Satellite), Miners in Space

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Melanie Mormile: Mars. Salt. Biofuels.

Posted by on June 10, 2010

Common juncture • Melanie Mormile, Missouri S&T microbiologist Her passion • Bacteria. Specifically those organisms that can live in extreme environments – places that don’t support more complex life forms.

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Ralph Flori: A jack-of-all-trades

Posted by on June 13, 2006

“I didn’t go to college expecting to teach,” says Ralph Flori, PetE’79, MS PetE’81 and PhD PetE’87. “I wanted to be an engineer. My passion growing up was working with tools, building and creating things, and taking things apart.” Flori took his interest in how things work, his experience working in his dad’s heating and […]

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Five degrees of Harvest Collier

Posted by on March 20, 2006

UMR titles: Vice provost for undergraduate and graduate studies Professor of chemistry Director of the UMR Institute for Environmental Excellence Former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Former chair of chemistry Unofficial UMR title: Champion of the Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences program

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