Students

The sky is no limit

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Danielle Gines comes from a musical family in Bunker Hill, Ill., and she is always singing. But it was her interest in science and aviation that drew the Illinois transfer student to Missouri S&T and the Air Force ROTC program.

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Learning by leading

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Missouri S&T students leave the university with more than a degree. They gain invaluable experience in leadership by bringing people together to solve issues on campus. Here’s a look at what some organization presidents tell us they learned about leadership at S&T.

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A summer at Stingray Bay and beyond

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Biological sciences senior Vanessa Mahan thought she wanted to be a medical doctor. But after a semester’s coursework in cell biology, Mahan decided the profession was not for her. Further exploring her interests through a biodiversity course, Mahan found her passion — merging medicine with her love of animals.

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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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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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An eye for business

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Junior Tim Schreffl, a midfielder for the Miner men’s soccer team, grew up with a passion for sports in a tight-knit family in Germany. After seven months in Milwaukee as a high school foreign exchange student, he knew his dream was to live in the United States.

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A legacy in mining

Posted by on July 30, 2018

For the Rychtarczyks, engineering is a family affair spanning centuries and oceans. Eli Rychtarczyk, a junior in mining engineering, credits his love of nature, large machinery and exploration for his decision to pursue a degree in mining engineering. But his family history nudged him toward the salt mines.

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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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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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