Archives for October 2011

Julie Meyer: Back on the court


Photos by B.A. Rupert

Julie Meyer, a senior in history and secondary education, started her S&T career as an accomplished athlete in both volleyball and women’s basketball. Last season she focused solely on basketball. Her decision paid off as she helped lead the Lady Miners to a share of the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division title (the first title since 1995-96 and the first one as a member of the GLVC) and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history.

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Where rice may not be so nice


Eric Farrow (left) and Dr. Jianmin Wang take grain samples from rice plants in S&T’s greenhouse. Photos by B.A. Rupert

Eric Farrow wants to make sure the rice that ends up on your plate is toxin-free. Farrow, a Missouri S&T graduate student in environmental engineering, is working with Dr. Jianmin Wang, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, to find ways to reduce the arsenic content in rice.
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Anna Osborne: service and solar power


Anna Osborne in Missouri S&T’s Solar Village. Photo by B.A. Rupert

After three trips to the tiny mountain village of Tacachia, Bolivia, Anna Osborne has discovered an appreciation for the simple things of life.

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Run, Rabbit, Run!


Norman Cox with his converted 1977 Volkswagen Rabbit. Photos by B.A. Rupert

Norman Cox figures his 1977 Volkswagen Rabbit gets the equivalent of about 130 miles to the gallon — primarily because it doesn’t run on gasoline.

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