Just your average S&T student: Aimee Snell has a passion for roller coasters and ballet

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Senior Aimee Snell (far right) pictured with Missouri S&T Ballet Club members (from left to right) Marsha Wisely, Lindsey Schobert, Jessica Seals, Myah West, Vicki McKinney and Kathy Withrow. Photo by B.A. Rupert

When Aimee Snell graduates, she wants to design roller coasters. For now, the senior at Missouri S&T is concentrating on earning her mechanical engineering degree. But she also finds time to be president of the university’s Ballet Club.

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Sign of the times: S&T researcher studies work zone safety

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Schools are back in session, and if there’s one lesson that transportation engineers want drivers to learn, it’s to pay attention while driving in construction zones. That’s why Dr. Ghulam Bham, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, and his students are studying the effectiveness of dynamic variable message signs that are often used in highway work zones.

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100 memories … 1,000 games

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Photo by B.A.Rupert

On Homecoming, Oct. 8, the Missouri S&T Miner football team will take the field for a game for the 1,000th time. (The game begins at 1 p.m. at Allgood-Bailey Stadium.) During this era of Miner football — which dates back to the first game in 1893 — fans have witnessed many memorable moments.

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Keeping his eye on the goal

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Pictured with Pat McNamee, a senior in business administration, are 2010 teammates (left to right) Jonathan Goecker, a senior in mechanical engineering; Brian Seawright, a junior in nuclear engineering; J.J. Bilyeu, a senior in mechanical engineering; and Jake Kliewer, a sophomore in mechanical engineering. Photo by B.A. Rupert

As a junior, Pat McNamee and teammate Spencer Brinkmeyer became the first players in the history of the men’s soccer program at Missouri S&T to earn All-America honors. A goalie, McNamee helped the Miners record 11 shutouts during the 2010 season, earning the GLVC’s defensive player of the year honor. The Miners reached the championship game of the NCAA Midwest Regional. Here is a Q&A with McNamee:

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