Profiles

Travis Gittemeier: the man inside the mascot

Posted by on August 2, 2019

He isn’t the most talkative person you’ll ever meet. But when you spend many of your college days and nights suited up as a mute mascot, chattiness isn’t required.

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Ceramic engineer finds a home in nuclear industry

Posted by on August 2, 2019

When Destinee Rea, CerE’15, began looking at colleges, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the STEM field. The problem? She had no idea which one.

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Tamar Makharashvili: Exceeding expectations

Posted by on August 2, 2019

As a child, Tamar Makharashvili was curious about computers. She wanted to understand their parts and how they worked. But her interest in technology wasn’t encouraged at home or in school in her home country of Georgia.

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James and Joan Woodard: Inspiring new generations of teachers and scholars

Posted by on August 2, 2019

When Joan Woodard, Math’73, was in high school, there wasn’t much exposure to engineering. But that changed when she got to Rolla. “I had many friends studying engineering,” she says. “I knew that’s what I ultimately wanted to do.”

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At the forefront of astrophysics research

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Using two 4-kilometer-long laser interferometers located in Washington and Louisiana, scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a weak 1.3 billion-year-old signal from the collision of two black holes. The discovery proved the existence of the gravitational waves Albert Einstein predicted in his general theory of relativity.

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Remembering a beloved son, brother and friend

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Kay Beasley remembers her son, Patrick Beasley, MinE’19, as someone who delighted in bringing home rocks. “As a kid, he would pick them up and my pockets would be full,” she says. “He still has rocks lining the window ledge in his room. Not long ago, he brought home the Missouri state mineral.”

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Inspiring the next generation of chemistry pioneers

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Carey Bottom, Chem’72, MS Chem’75, PhD Chem’79, chose Missouri S&T because it was close to home, strong in science and relatively small. “I wasn’t keen on big universities,” says Bottom, who grew up in Waynesville, Mo. “At smaller schools, you’re more connected to professors. You can roll up your sleeves and get involved.”

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Bo Mahaney: Personal compass navigates military career

Posted by on March 29, 2019

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney, Hist’85, might just dispel your preconceived notions of military commanders. Mahaney began his military career as an electronic warfare navigator in the Air Force. Today Mahaney, a two-star general originally from St. James, Mo., is chief of staff for Air Mobility Command (AMC) headquartered at Scott Air […]

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Deshawn Jones: On top of his game

Posted by on March 29, 2019

With intelligence, discipline and athletic prowess, Deshawn Jones, a junior in biological sciences and running back for Missouri S&T’s football team, has amassed a coveted collection of athletic titles and records at S&T. But he has been raking in awards since grammar school. Jones grew up in inner-city Chicago, the middle child of three. He […]

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S&T students find a helping hand in Avery Welker

Posted by on March 28, 2019

By Hannah Ramsey-Standage It isn’t difficult to spot Avery Welker in a crowd. And the 6-foot-4-inch-tall S&T graduate student’s broad smile and relaxed manner make it easy for him to make connections. “I find it fun to talk and learn something new about a person,” says Welker, PetE’16, MS PetE’18, pictured above with Anna Ramirez, […]

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