Six graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy April 22.
The academy is an advisory group that was founded in 1954. The group includes graduates and others who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.
— Dr. Curt Elmore, associate professor of geological engineering at Missouri S&T. Elmore earned a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from S&T in 1986.
— Maj. Ryan Howell, survivability materials branch military deputy for the Army Research Lab. Howell earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in metallurgical engineering from S&T.
— Paul Lang, president of western operations for ARCH Coal Inc. Lang earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from S&T in 1983.
— Stephen Lang, vice president and CEO of Centerra Gold. Lang earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from S&T in 1979.
— Michael McCall, chairman and CEO of Luminant Energy. McCall earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from S&T in 1980.
— Fred Niemeier, vice president of portfolio management for Baird Capital Partners. Niemeier earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from S&T in 1995.
Another individual, Greg Lang, was unable to attend his induction ceremony last year. He was honored with the new inductees April 22. Greg Lang is a regional president for North America of Barrick Gold. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from S&T in 1978.
Two researchers from Missouri S&T received Mines and Metallurgy Academy Faculty Awards during the induction ceremony: Dr. Baojun Bai, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, received the junior faculty award; and Dr. Jason Baird, associate professor of mining engineering, received the senior faculty award. Each award is $1,000.
In addition, six seniors at Missouri S&T received $500 scholarship awards.
The following are recipients of 2010 Scholar Awards from the academy: Joshua Holzhausen, a ceramic engineering major from Fenton, Mo.; Travis Kassebaum, a geological engineering major from Washington, Mo.; Matthew Paradise, a petroleum engineering major from New Lenox, Ill.; Jill Groeblinghoff, a mining engineering major from O’Fallon, Mo.; Shanon Stacy, a nuclear engineering major from DeSoto, Mo.; and Hannah Terwelp, a metallurgical engineering major from Columbia, Mo.