Archives for December 2016

16 noteworthy moments from 2016

A fall sunset behind the Havener Center. As the sun sets on 2016, here's a look back at some of the year's most notable stories at Missouri S&T. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

A fall sunset behind the Havener Center, September 2016. As the sun sets on 2016, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most notable stories at Missouri S&T. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A record-breaking baseball season, new support for graduate education, two Miners in the Olympics, a roof on fire, and a professor who earned a spot on Jeopardy! — as a clue. [Read more…]

A recipe for success

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Photography by Karen Drinkwater.

Baking industry niche leads graduate to Clif Bar boardroom

Growing up in suburban St. Louis, Rich Berger’s career aspirations were far from singular. [Read more…]

S&T historian’s latest book focuses on Jewish post-Holocaust reconstruction in France

Stealing HomeAfter World War II, French Holocaust survivors returned to their homes in Paris to find them stripped of personal belongings and occupied by new inhabitants. Attempts to reclaim those belongings were key in efforts to rebuild Jewish political and social inclusion after the war, says Dr. Shannon Fogg, chair and professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Fogg focuses on the individual stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors in France in her latest book, Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947. The book, which will be published by Oxford University Press on Jan. 8, 2017, gives the French perspective on postwar restitution efforts, where most books about the subject focus on Germany. [Read more…]

Dr. Joseph H. Senne Jr. died Dec. 20

Dr. Joseph SenneDr. Joseph H. Senne Jr., professor emeritus and former chair of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died Dec. 20, 2016.

Senne was an instructor in civil engineering at Missouri S&T from 1948 to 1951 and an assistant professor of civil engineering from 1951 to 1954. He spent eight years at Iowa State University, then returned to Missouri S&T as professor of civil engineering in 1963. He was named chair of the civil engineering department in 1965 and served until 1985. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 17. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement. [Read more…]

Doe Run donates $40,000 to Missouri S&T for new spectrometer

With 50,000 new employees needed in the mining industry by 2019, and 3.5 million manufacturing jobs expected over the next decade, The Doe Run Co. understands the importance of educating the next generation of the workforce. The company recently donated $40,000 to Missouri University of Science and Technology toward the purchase of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer for its geology, mining and metallurgical engineering programs. [Read more…]

S&T student earns Department of State scholarship to study abroad

Devin Potter, a sophomore in history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps give students the opportunity to study aboard by providing up to $5,000 toward internships or studies in foreign locations.

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Mollenkamp named assistant vice chancellor for business services at Missouri S&T

John Mollenkamp, acting director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, has been named assistant vice chancellor for business services. He will begin his duties at Missouri S&T on Monday, Jan. 9. Mollenkamp replaces Randy Stoll, who recently retired.

Mollenkamp will report to Walt Branson, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration. He will direct the department of business services and provide direction to the manager of campus printing and mail operations. [Read more…]

16 important research stories of 2016

2016 was another banner year for research at Missouri S&T.

2016 was another banner year for research at Missouri S&T.

A wearable wristband to monitor patients with dementia. Award-winning research on a method to clean up lead mine tailings sites. A reliable and more accessible way to diagnose breast cancer. These are among the many notable innovations and discoveries made by Missouri University of Science and Technology professors and students in 2016. Here are 16 that were publicized during the year – but are well worth talking about again. (You can read about many more innovations in the research section of our news site.) [Read more…]

Voss stresses thinking, safety and diversity at S&T commencement

Curator Thomas R. Voss spoke during December 2016 commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T.

Curator Thomas R. Voss spoke during December 2016 commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T.

Thomas R. Voss, retired CEO of Ameren and a member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, spoke about the importance of safety, diversity and thinking every day during commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Dec. 17.

In his commencement address, Voss told graduates that he is thankful for the education he received at Missouri S&T and the friends he made, but that he is most thankful for learning how to think. [Read more…]