Profiles

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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Katelyn Brinker advances the future of space exploration

Posted by on November 17, 2017

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launches its mission to explore Jupiter’s moons in 2022, the ambitious effort will stay connected to Earth thanks in part to the work of Mars Rover Design Team member Katelyn Brinker.

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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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A life of service at home and abroad

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Lydia Aiken has had a longtime interest in other cultures and compassion for people from different backgrounds. And when she graduates from Missouri S&T, she hopes to carry that compassion and understanding into a career with the U.S. Foreign Service.

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Pushing the boundaries of space exploration

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Space tourism could start in the next  two years, says Jeff Thornburg, AE’96, but it’s going to be expensive.

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Rebuilding communities

Posted by on November 16, 2017

As a single mother paying her way through college, Stephanie Hall’s early lessons in hard work weren’t confined to Missouri S&T classrooms.

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Leaving a legacy in metallurgical engineering

Posted by on November 16, 2017

The steel industry career Lindell R. “Bob” Hurst expected when he majored in metallurgical engineering never materialized.

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Travis McVey: Student leader today, alumnus tomorrow

Posted by on July 27, 2017

When Travis McVey came to Missouri S&T he knew he wanted to get involved. The petroleum engineering senior found the type of involvement he was looking for with STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow).

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Engineering a rescue

Posted by on July 27, 2017

The night Brian Hunt died, volunteer firefighter Cody McKellips vowed to find a better way for fire and rescue teams to speed up water rescues, particularly as flood waters rise.

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A gift without borders

Posted by on July 27, 2017

David Heikkinen, ME’93, and Dr. Ann Rueff Heikkinen have deep Rolla roots. They met as students at Rolla Junior High School, and their mothers both worked for Missouri S&T. Virginia Heikkinen Callahan, Hist’88, worked in admissions and Chris Rueff in career services.

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