As center, Echele powers Miners’ high-octane offense

Center Adam Echele prepares to snap during Missouri S&T's Homecoming football game against Lincoln University on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Center Adam Echele prepares to snap during Missouri S&T’s Homecoming football game against Lincoln University on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

When Missouri S&T football’s offensive unit lines up, all eyes are on the quarterback. But the true center of attention is the person who plays center – because no matter what play the Miners run, it doesn’t start until the ball is snapped. [Read more…]

The Science of Softball

Bonnie Wilt, a senior in engineering management, spent last summer and fall on co-op at Rawlings Sporting Goods in St. Louis. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Bonnie Wilt, a senior in engineering management, spent last summer and fall on co-op at Rawlings Sporting Goods in St. Louis. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Softball is a sport of nuances. The slightest shift in a batter’s stance or in the angle of a pitcher’s arm can have a profound impact on an at-bat, a game and, sometimes, a season. Subtle changes in mechanics can be the difference between a batter striking out and lacing a home run to win the game. Engineering is a discipline of nuances. Much like softball, the smallest tweak in design can be the difference between a project as important as a new bridge holding or crumbling. Bonnie Wilt, a senior in engineering management, had the opportunity to meld the two during a co-op with Rawlings Sporting Goods in Chesterfield and O’Fallon, Mo., from May to December 2015.

Wilt worked with S&T’s cooperative education program, which gives students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in their field of study before they graduate. The program is designed to give students a break from studies to work full time for one semester or a combination of semesters, which allows eight to nine months of work experience versus the three summer months allowed for internship positions. [Read more…]

S&T Olympian finishes 15th in long jump at Beijing

Former Missouri S&T All-America performer Tyrone Smith narrowly missed
earning a berth in the finals of the long jump competition Saturday, finishing
in 15th place overall in the qualifying rounds of the event at the XXIX Olympic
Games.

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Ivy League quarterback is UMR’s first MBA student

A graduate student from the Ivy League will suit up at quarterback this season for the University of Missouri-Rolla. That same quarterback, Joe Winters, is also the first student to be admitted to UMR’s new master of business administration degree program.

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Acrobatic dunkers to slam during basketball games

An appearance by the Extreme Team, a high-flying team of acrobatic dunkers, will highlight the Miners’ first conference game as a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference as part of Kent Jewelry Night at the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on Thursday, Dec. 1.

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