Technically speaking, S&T was perfect

Killian Knowles graduated from S&T with a bachelors in technical communication in May 2015. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Killian Knowles graduated from S&T with a bachelors in technical communication in May 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T offered Killian Knowles two things that few universities in the U.S. could: a top-notch education in technical communication and the kind of personal attention that comes through small class sizes and knowledgeable, friendly instructors. That he could get his bachelor’s degree from a school renowned for preparing students for the real world and rewarding, well-paying jobs was a bonus.

S&T consistently ranks among the top universities in the country in terms of return on investment and graduate starting salaries. In a December 2015 report, S&T came in at No. 2 among public colleges on Kiplinger’s list of Best College Values in regards to “salary yardstick” at $65,500. The measure is “based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid.” [Continue reading]

“I’m A Stranger Here Myself”

"The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land." -Gilbert K. Chesterton   As I write this reflection my classmates and professor have returned to … [Continue reading]

From the Middle of Nowhere to Historic Chicago.

Being raised in a rather small town and not getting out to large cities like St. Louis hardly ever, this experience was truly an eye opener. Small town living and the big city experience both have their pros and cons. For example I would never even … [Continue reading]

Trip to the Historical Windy City

Over the course of the History 4001 class trip to Chicago, I’ve seen sights and visited places I’ve never had a chance to in my hometown of St. Louis. Since we in Dr. Schramm’s class arrived in Chicago last Sunday, we’ve been greeted with skyscrapers … [Continue reading]

What is Next in the World of Architecture?

By Mitch Brady As I reflect on the previous week of architectural tours and consider the rich history of Chicago, the various styles and forms of buildings through the ages make sense considering the available technology and the cultural context … [Continue reading]

Chicago: A City of Opportunity both Past and Present

Its week number two in the Windy city and even after getting through day number eight the novelty of looking up at the skyscrapers and soaking in the views hasn’t worn off. My name is Lexie Brown and this is me adding my opinion about what we have … [Continue reading]

Travel Through the Past in Chicago

As I write this blog post late in the night with a window out to the city I can see all the layers of of the Chicago skyline. Each of these buildings give a glimpse to the past as to the style and mindsets of the people living and designing in the … [Continue reading]

Rated A for America

Hello all! I write to you from the 18th floor of the new Roosevelt University building overlooking Lake Michigan (it's quite a sight). Since Dr. Schramm's History 4001 class arrived in Chicago on Sunday (5/15) we have seen historical skyscrapers, … [Continue reading]

City on the Make

Hello from Chicago! Students from Dr. Schramm's History 4001 course (Chicago: Architecture, Technology, and Culture) have been absorbing the sights and sounds of the Second City for a few days now, and I'm honored to bring you the course's first blog … [Continue reading]

King blazes path through math

Christina King teaches math at Owensville High School

No one told her she couldn’t do it. No one, that is, but herself. Christina King graduated from Owensville (Missouri) High School in 1997, and her path was clear — and it didn’t include college. “It wasn’t really anything I thought I could do,” … [Continue reading]

For Nicole Galloway, a distinguished spot

Missouri state auditor Nicole Galloway studied mathematics and economics at S&T before graduating in 2004. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Portraits of stately men and influential women dating back to the 19th century line the walls of the Missouri State Auditor’s office. Everything looks just as you’d expect in a political office - stately and refined. But right beside the volumes of … [Continue reading]