Missouri S&T faculty members and administrators seem to always be working to learn new ways to support their students, and that continued to be true over the holiday season as a group toured several of Nucor Corporation’s steel plants.
“At Missouri S&T, we value the relationships we have with industry partners, and we were happy to visit multiple Nucor sites and learn about their operations and opportunities for our students,” says Dr. David Borrok, interim vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing.
Marc Brooks, a talent acquisition manager for Nucor, says it was Gary Pennell, an S&T alumnus who is chief metallurgist for Nucor-Yamato Steel, who invited S&T to visit the company’s facilities in northeast Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee, in December. Brooks says his organization is appreciative of the partnership with Missouri S&T, and he hopes to see it grow in the future.
“Nucor really wanted us to see the breadth of their activities and how they fit within multiple disciplines,” Borrok says. “They are the largest producer of steel in the United States, but people do not always understand what that entails and everything this company does.”
The departments represented in the S&T group included civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering. A liaison for the university’s advancement office also participated.
Borrok says a large group of Missouri S&T engineering students is also planning to visit Nucor plants soon.
For more information about Missouri S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing programs, visit cec.mst.edu.
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T also is home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.