Packin’ the alpacas

Mariesa Crow spends her free time with her 17 alpacas at her home in Rolla. Photos by Sam O'Keefe.

Electrical engineering professor Mariesa Crow likes to unwind with her 17 alpacas. Photos by Sam O’Keefe.

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Mariesa Crow is about to take a long summer road trip with Elvis and James Bond.

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Making history

Bryce Foster is a senior in business and management systems from Florissant, Mo. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Bryce Foster is a senior in business and management systems from Florissant, Mo. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Missouri S&T forward Bryce Foster, a senior in business and management systems from Florissant, Mo., played in more basketball games than any other Miner in school history. He also excels in the classroom. His academic excellence and court leadership earned him the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year Award for 2013-2014 in Division II.

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Taking the challenge

From left: Jihee Belinda Choi, Adam McMikle, Shelby McNeil and Sarah Jones are heading in four different directions for  this year's Miner Challenge. Photos by Sam O'Keefe.

From left: Jihee Belinda Choi, Adam McMikle, Shelby McNeil and Sarah Jones are heading in four different directions for this year’s Miner Challenge alternative spring break program. Photos by Sam O’Keefe.

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Big-picture thinker

Katelyn Denby

Katelyn Denby studies ways to improve nutrition by optimizing gardening practices based on geographic regions. Photo by Terry Barner.

As a child, Katelyn Denby loved being outdoors and surrounded by nature near her hometown of Edwardsville, Ill.

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Arrival survival: Project X helps drive S&T freshmen through Opening Week

Team 42 cheers its remote-control vehicle during the Project X competition. Photo by Terry Barner

Team 42 watches its remote-control vehicle perform during the Project X competition.

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They arrive in Rolla at summer’s end like explorers ending one journey and embarking anew.

After their mid-August move-in day, many of the arriving freshman class at Missouri S&T have decked out their new living quarters, met their roommates and realized their parents are no longer down the hallway.

But it’s still one week until classes begin. What is there to do for equilibrium?

Answer: Project X.

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Fireworks safety

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Paul Worsey instructs campers on fireworks safety. Photo by B.A. Rupert

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Paul Worsey is an explosives expert. He’s been known to blow up watermelons and other objects for fun, but, as a professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T, he also teaches students about the science behind creating various explosions.
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A wheelchair solution

Chancellor's scholarship

S&T graduate Harry Laswell’s company sells a device that pairs two fundamental human inventions, the lever and the wheel, to help eliminate repetitive injuries for wheelchair users. Photos by Terry Barner

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The word “widget” often refers to a hypothetical or imaginary device. But Missouri S&T graduate Harry Laswell can easily describe the real-world benefit of his company’s mechanical doohickey.

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Miners to the rescue

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Ph.D. student Casey Slaughter leads an all-student mine rescue team. Photo by B.A. Rupert

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The only sound in the darkened mine tunnel is water dripping off limestone walls. A lone injured miner lay motionless on the gravel floor. Five lights pierce the darkness as muffled voices announce the arrival of the rescue team.

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Biking for a cause

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Rachel Birchmeier helped build affordable housing during a 3,600-mile cross-country journey. Photo by B.A. Rupert

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With her Missouri S&T college degree in hand and a nice job awaiting her, Rachel Birchmeier left campus to embrace a summer of flat tires, aching muscles and sleeping in horse manure.

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