Art of one

Derek Carpenter poses with a piece of his artwork.

Derek Carpenter poses with a piece of his artwork.

Derek Carpenter’s life came to a standstill in December 2012.

Fresh out of college with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T, he was ready to move home to Colorado to start his career as a lab manager.

Then the diagnosis came. On a routine checkup, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. He went through eight months of treatment that kept him often bedridden, and often in debilitating pain. [Read more…]

#MinerNation contest: an S&T summer snapshot

Frances Manahan practices her cheerleading technique over the summer while visiting New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She was one of more than 20 people to take part in the #MinerNation Instagram contest.

Frances Manahan practices her cheerleading technique over the summer while visiting New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She was one of more than 20 people to take part in the #MinerNation Instagram contest.

Whether fishing for walleye on a lake in Canada, sandboarding on the dunes of Australia, hiking in Peru or practicing cheers on a beach in Florida, Missouri S&T students showed off their university pride as part of a summertime contest. [Read more…]