International Toastmaster

Missouri S&T Ph.D. student Sudharshan Anandan will compete in an international public speaking competition in English -- not his native language.

Missouri S&T Ph.D. student Sudharshan Anandan will compete in an international public speaking competition in English — not his native language. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Like many international students who plan to become teaching assistants, Sudharshan Anandan enrolled in Missouri S&T’s graduate teaching assistant workshop in 2012. Missouri law requires international students to successfully complete the GTA workshop before they can become teaching assistants. [Read more…]

Cell (phone) biologist

Daniel Miller, a recent biological sciences M.S. graduate, built a DIY microscope with less than $10 in materials and a smartphone.

Daniel Miller, a recent biological sciences M.S. graduate, built a DIY microscope with less than $10 in materials and a smartphone. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Armed with a smartphone and a few dollars’ worth of trinkets and hardware store supplies, Daniel Miller is helping Missouri S&T students gain a new perspective on the world of cellular biology. [Read more…]

Mr. Fixit

Thanks to Dan Fuhrmann, Missouri S&T students can make bicycle repairs right outside the library.

Thanks to Dan Fuhrmann, Missouri S&T students can make bicycle repairs right outside the library. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Cyclist Dan Fuhrmann, owner of Route 66 Bicycles in Rolla and a 1999 mechanical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, wants to make S&T the model of a bicycle-friendly campus. To help make things easier for campus cyclists, Fuhrmann donated a Dero Fixit stand, an ADA-compliant bicycle-repair station. It was installed outside Curtis Laws Wilson Library last fall. [Read more…]

Where learning meets experience

Andrea Wolfe is putting her education to work this summer as part of Boeing’s Test & Evaluation Team. Photo courtesy of The Boeing Co.

Andrea Wolfe, a senior from Waterloo, Illinois, is spending the summer at Boeing. Photo courtesy of The Boeing Co.

Andrea Wolfe from Waterloo, Illinois, is putting her education to work this summer as part of Boeing’s Test & Evaluation Team. It’s the third opportunity she’s had to gain real-world work experience while she’s still a Missouri S&T student.

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People person

Cagatay Atmaca with children in Beijing China. Photo submitted.

Cagatay Atmaca with local children in Beijing, China. He visited the area as part of a geological field trip in 2012. Photos submitted.

A year before coming to Missouri S&T nearly three years ago, Cagatay “Ty” Atmaca was sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp., the national oil company of the Republic of Turkey.

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Selfless actions, global impact

Melissa Elder is a senior in environmental engineering. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Melissa Elder is a senior in environmental engineering. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

For Melissa Elder, Honduras is more than just another place on the map. It inspired her career path and her research focus. It’s also her mother’s homeland.

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A booming second career

Steve Hall recently earned his master's degree in explosives engineering. Photos by Sam O'Keefe.

Steve Hall recently earned his master’s degree in explosives engineering. Photos by Sam O’Keefe.

It was 1974 when Steve Hall first crossed the stage in Gale Bullman to receive his chemical engineering degree. This spring, exactly 40 years later, Hall made the trek again, this time to pick up his master’s degree in explosives engineering.

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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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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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‘The Dead and Those About to Die’

John McManus recently released his 11th book. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Missouri S&T historian John McManus recently released his 11th book. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

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Despite prolific historical documentation of D-Day, there are still unanswered questions 70 years later, especially surrounding Omaha Beach. John C. McManus, a military historian at Missouri S&T, attempts to answer them in his latest book, The Dead and Those About to Die — D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, which was published by NAL Caliber in April.

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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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