A cab ride can change your life

Tamerate Tadesse tests a circuit during his senior design lab. A native of Ethiopia, Tadesse has been interested in fixing electronics since he was a child. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Tamerate Tadesse tests a circuit during his senior design lab. A native of Ethiopia, Tadesse has been interested in fixing electronics since he was a child. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

One of the biggest moments of Tamerate Tadesse’s life came in a cab.

A ride from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Wildwood, Missouri. An inquisitive passenger. An even more inquisitive driver.

Tadesse, a native of Ethiopia, took a job as an airport taxi cab driver after settling in the St. Louis area. His English was not very good, so he practiced by talking to his passengers.

“I like to talk to people, I like to ask questions,” he says. “I’d ask them, ‘How was your flight?’”

So began Tadesse’s conversation with Peter Desloge, chairman and CEO of Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co., whom Tadesse was driving to his Wildwood, Missouri, home. [Continue reading]

A golden opportunity

Jamielee Buenemann (left) is recognized by Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, at the National Young Women of Distinction event in New York.

Growing up in rural Missouri, Jamielee Buenemann learned firsthand that many small-town residents are wary of renewable energy. “People think it is either too expensive or too complex,” she says. As a high school junior, Buenemann set a goal to … [Continue reading]

Haslag brings her ‘A’ game to the court

Krista Haslag, a senior from Linn, Missouri, celebrates with her teammates after the S&T volleyball team defeated the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Oct. 3.

Krista Haslag, a senior on the Missouri S&T volleyball team, knows a thing or two about competing. The 6-foot-1 senior from Linn, Missouri, racked up 18 kills over the weekend to become the university’s all-time leader in career kills with 1,257. … [Continue reading]

Hitting the sweet spot

Arielle Bodine, an applied math and economics double major, recently did a research project about why professional golfers receive endorsements. The project was a part of the Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience at Missouri S&T. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

While some undergraduate students peer through microscopes or write computer programs for their research projects, senior Arielle Bodine made the world of professional golf her laboratory. The applied math and economics double major recently took an … [Continue reading]

Stars shine on observatory once more

Ken Goss, a senior in computer science and computer engineering, poses with the S&T Observatory's 16-inch diameter telescope. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

An educational asset has reopened to the public, thanks, in part, to the passion and dedication of one Missouri S&T student. Ken Goss hosted the S&T Observatory’s first Visitors’ Night in over two years on Aug. 20, 2015, giving over 100 … [Continue reading]

Something to cheer about

Cheer and dance head coach Erica Long is a 2003 Civil Engineering alumna. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

When former cheerleaders get together, someone always ends up getting thrown in the air. At weddings, social gatherings or even during marriage proposals, former cheerleaders always find a reason to perform stunts. At least that’s what Erica Long … [Continue reading]

Celebrating ‘110010’ years of computer science

Missouri S&T Computer Science Golden Jubilee

The first computer on the Missouri S&T campus — a Librascope General Precision, or LGP-30 — was about the size of two desks. Its memory was nonexistent. It retailed for $47,000, or about $400,000 in today’s dollars. It was worth the price, … [Continue reading]

What you should know about the Nest Home

The Nest Home, the Solar House Design Team’s entry into the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, receives its final touches before being shipped to Irvine, California, for the competition.

It’s that time of season again. There’s a crispness in the air, pumpkin is in everything, and Missouri S&T’s Solar House Design Team is promoting sustainable living. The team just shipped its Nest Home, named for its nature-driven approach, to … [Continue reading]

Alumnus reminisces about the Arch on its golden anniversary

Jack Wright, who earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at Missouri S&T in 1961, worked on surveying and helped ensure quality control throughout the Gateway Arch project, which is celebrating its golden anniversary in October 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Jack Wright's first big job after college was in many ways monumental. As an engineer for MacDonald Construction, the company that was awarded the contract for construction of the Gateway Arch in March 1962, Wright played an important role in … [Continue reading]

Brew sisters

Delaney Sexton and Courtney Mandeville worked together at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. Sexton worked in packaging, and Mandeville still works in brewing. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

It has been said that beer brings people together. At least that was the case for Missouri S&T students and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters Delaney Sexton and Courtney Mandeville, who worked together in co-op positions at Anheuser-Busch in St. … [Continue reading]

Smart living in everyday life

The university's EBus and Solar Village are just two of the ways S&T is researching and implementing smarter and more sustainable ways of living.

Missouri S&T’s Smart Living signature area concentrates on improving your quality of life. Its researchers work to transform home, workplace, transportation and energy infrastructures into “smart” environments. Smart Living also helps expand … [Continue reading]

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