Six graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into Missouri S&T’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy during a ceremony Thursday, April 16, on campus.
The academy, founded in 1995, is an advisory group at Missouri S&T. Members include alumni and others who have made outstanding contributions to their profession.
The following are new members of the academy: John Borthwick, who earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Missouri S&T in 1943 and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California-Berkeley in 1990; Dr. John Burst, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ceramic engineering from S&T and a Ph.D. in geology and mineralogy from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1950); James Humphrey, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from S&T in 1979; Dr. Ralph Flori, who earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in petroleum engineering from S&T in 1979, 1981 and 1987, respectively; Stephen Rector, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in petroleum engineering in 1972 and 1973; and Robert Scanlon, who earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from S&T in 1973.
In addition, seven seniors at Missouri S&T received $500 scholarship awards during the ceremony.
The following are recipients of 2009 Scholar Awards from the academy: Cody Bass, a petroleum engineering major from Rolla, Mo.; Andrew Blair, a mining engineering major from Perryville, Mo.; Nathaniel Goss, a ceramic engineering major from Knoxville, Tenn.; Joshua Noll, a metallurgical engineering major from Rolla; Elsbeth Reading, a geology and geophysics major from Willow Park, Texas; Suzanne Schroer, a nuclear engineering major from Jefferson City, Mo.; and Casey Slaughter, a mining engineering major from Rolla.