Lelia Thompson Flagg was not the first African American student to enroll at this university. But she was the first to graduate, receiving her bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Missouri School of Mines (as S&T was then known) in 1960.
Grace Ella Harper, graduate student in environmental engineering
For people with diabetes, monitoring blood-sugar levels several times a day can be painful to the pocketbook as well as the flesh. But thanks to the work of a group of Missouri S&T students, the process may cost less in the future.
Entertainment Weekly called Davy Jones from the Pirates of the Caribbean one of the most convincing computer-generated characters in film history. The technology used to create that character and many others was developed with the assistance of S&T grad Steve Sullivan, winner of three Academy Awards.
While General Motors recently came out with its Chevrolet Volt, four electrical engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently completed their own vehicle, a hybrid go-kart.