Engineer-of-all-trades

Recent grad Jermy Jamison (left) was team leader for the Steel Bridge Design Team. Photos by Bob Phelan.

Recent grad Jermy Jamison (left) was team leader for the Missouri S&T Steel Bridge Design Team. Photos by Bob Phelan.

Jermy Jamison, a recently graduated mechanical engineer from Lone Jack, Mo., is a prime example of what an interdisciplinary education with some experiential learning thrown in can do for you.

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Printing the future

Jonathan Bopp, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Kirkwood, Mo., is a second-year member of the Mars Rover Design Team. Photos by Sam O'Keefe.

Jonathan Bopp, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Kirkwood, Mo., used his 3-D printer to create parts for the Mars Rover’s robotic arm. Photos by Sam O’Keefe.

Jonathan Bopp, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Kirkwood, Mo., is the epitome of a team player. A second-year member of the Mars Rover Design Team, Bopp spends nearly every spare hour he has in the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center working to perfect the next Mars Rover.

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Learning through doing

Garrett Herrmann, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, works with the Advanced Aero Vehicle Group in the Student Design Center. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Garrett Herrmann, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, works with the Advanced Aero Vehicle Group in the Student Design Center. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Learning to ride a bicycle involves hands-on practice. It cannot be taught in any other way. One has to remove the training wheels, take a few falls and simply learn by doing. It’s all about experiential learning.

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Miner Madness: St. Pat’s Sweet 16

Turning Pine Street green is the job of St. Pat's Board alumni, who gather at 6 a.m. with mops and green paint.

Turning Pine Street green is the job of St. Pat’s Board alumni, who gather at 6 a.m. with mops and green paint.

The Miners have spoken. The winner of the 2014 Miner Madness is Street Painting! This annual tradition where St. Pat’s Board alumni turn downtown Rolla’s Pine Street green for the annual parade was voted Best Ever. Where else in the world will you see St. Pat celebrated like this?

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Going the extra mile

Marisa Zelip is a senior in mechanical engineering from Belleville, Ill. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

Marisa Zelip is a senior in mechanical engineering from Belleville, Ill. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

Marisa Zelip is always willing to head out on a new adventure. Whether she’s taking an out-of-state road trip to see a college football game, or hopping a flight to a place she’s never been to before, Zelip seems to keep her suitcases ready to go.

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Engineering alpha

From left to right: Zach Vincent, Sebastian Klesing and Kaelyn Lundry drop a marble into a device they designed and built for an Intro to Engineering Design class. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

From left to right: Zach Vincent, Sebastian Klesing and Kaelyn Lundry drop a marble into a device they designed and built for an Intro to Engineering Design class. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

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Missouri S&T’s engineering students can change the shape of the local economy. In the fall of 2013, Rolla residents were hard-pressed to find a glass marble for sale within a five-mile radius of S&T. Yes, budding engineers had bought a city out of marbles. The children’s toy was an important component in last semester’s IDE 20 design project.

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Practice makes perfect

Elyse Carter is trombone section leader for the Missouri S&T Marching Band. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Elyse Carter is the trombone section leader for the Missouri S&T Marching Band. Photo by B.A. Rupert

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It’s not a football field. It’s a marching field that the band lets the football team use sometimes.”

That is the perspective of Elyse Carter, trombone section leader for the Missouri S&T Marching Band.

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