Fix-it fixation

Alumni couple finds success with furniture restoration business

Nicole Genz demonstrates how to refurbish cabinet doors during a Saturday morning class. Photos by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Nicole Genz demonstrates how to refurbish cabinet doors during a Saturday morning class. Photos by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

As Missouri S&T undergraduates a decade ago, Brandt and Nicole Genz never envisioned careers as small-business owners flourishing amid the 21st century version of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

But after earning engineering degrees in Rolla, the St. Louis couple is now carving out an unexpected expertise in the home design market as the creative and managerial forces behind Rescued Furnishings and Designs. Their business began as a basement hobby and now consists of a workshop, new retail showroom and thriving do-it-yourself space occupying 6,600 square feet in a historic building near Lafayette Square.

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10 S&T grads named Alumni of Influence

2016 Alumni of Influence

The 2016 Alumni of Influence. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Ten graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were honored as Missouri S&T’s 2016 Alumni of Influence during a special event Saturday, Nov. 5, at Hasselmann Alumni House on the Missouri S&T campus.

This is the second time Missouri S&T has honored a group of graduates as influential alumni. The inaugural celebration was held in 2011. For the 2016 celebration, a committee made up of 2011 honorees reviewed nominations and made recommendations to select the 10 2016 honorees. [Read more…]

Leading the way in the classroom

Chelsea Diestelkamp teaches mathematics at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. She shows the application of trigonometry to her students using a variety of hands-on activities to understand frequency and amplitude. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Chelsea Diestelkamp teaches mathematics at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. She shows the application of trigonometry to her students using a variety of hands-on activities to understand frequency and amplitude. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Chelsea Diestelkamp was always willing to lend a helping hand, so in hindsight it’s easy to see why she became a teacher.

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Master mentor

Student Success Center mentor Juan Semolina works with Megan Bax on Thursday April 28, 2016. Aimee Whitmire/Missouri S&T

Student Success Center mentor Juan Remolina works with Megan Bax on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Aimee Whitmire/Missouri S&T

When he wasn’t studying for his own classes, Juan Remolina, a 2016 Missouri S&T graduate in economics, mathematics and physics, spent much of his academic career at S&T mentoring others. Instead of sleeping in, he got up early to open the Burns and McDonnell Student Success Center or the student ID office. Twelve-hour days on campus were the norm for Remolina, who plans to start work on a graduate degree in astrophysics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this coming fall. [Read more…]

S&T academy honors two outstanding engineering management professionals

Two engineering management professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Engineering Management on Thursday, April 21.

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Help celebrate Missouri S&T’s Homecoming

minerfest_homecomingThe local community can watch a parade, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the computer science department and cheer the Miner football team to victory as part of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2015 Homecoming celebration, held Oct. 23-24. This year’s theme is “MinerFest,” a fall festival event.

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S&T graduates honored for excellence in teaching

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Photo submitted.

Two Missouri University of Science and Technology graduates were honored by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) for excellence in teaching.

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Susan H. Rothschild honored for service to Missouri S&T

Susan H. Rothschild

Susan H. Rothschild

Missouri University of Science and Technology alumna Susan H. Rothschild, a former president of the Miner Alumni Association, is one of five Missourians honored for outstanding service to the University of Missouri System. [Read more…]

S&T adjunct named Outstanding PE in Education

Dr. William Gillis

Dr. William Gillis

Dr. William Gillis, an adjunct instructor at Missouri University of Science and Technology and managing engineer in the planning, design, and construction department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, was named the 2015 Outstanding Professional Engineer in Education by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. [Read more…]

Spring Career Fair scheduled for Feb. 17 at Missouri S&T

Career Fair-webRepresentatives from over 200 companies will be on hand to recruit students at the 2015 Spring Career Fair at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Feb. 17.

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