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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Miners Up ‘til Dawn

Mireille Paquette (left), Jake Zorn and Brett Payne are organizing a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Missouri S&T students’ year-long fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will culminate with Up ‘til Dawn, an all-night event for students that will take place on Friday, April 26. In its third year, the student-organized event has … [Continue reading]

Artist in the community

Lara Edwards spent more than 100 hours working on a mural for the children's library in Rolla. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Every time Lara Edwards, a senior in biological sciences, takes on a new art project, she makes sure to include an element that she has never tried before. So, when she agreed to paint a mural in the Leola Millar Children’s Library in the Rolla … [Continue reading]

Making history

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 … [Continue reading]

Superior time manager

Senior Ashley Koesterer is preparing to graduate this spring with two degrees. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

Not every student could handle taking 18 credit hours, serving as student body president, playing intramural sports and being involved in Greek life. But Ashley Koesterer, a senior in business and management systems and economics with a minor in … [Continue reading]

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.

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTdkiOumn_I&feature=youtu.be … [Continue reading]

Building a case for business

Sophomore Connor Wolk with his engraved iPhone case that sports his fraternity letters. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

Connor Wolk’s favorite TV show is “Shark Tank,” a reality program that gives would-be entrepreneurs a shot at pitching their business ideas to a panel of billionaires — the “sharks” who could turn dreams into deals. … [Continue reading]

A ‘down-to-earth’ scholar

Krista Rybacki is a graduate student in geochemistry and environmental geology  from Nashville, Ill. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

Krista Rybacki was an exceptional student in high school and continued the tradition with a 4.0 GPA in her undergraduate years as a geology and geophysics major. Now, as a graduate student in geochemistry and environmental geology and a Chancellor’s … [Continue reading]

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.

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 … [Continue reading]

Building a bridge of the future

John J. Myers (right) discussed the shear crack development with Ph.D. candidate Eli Hernandez during a full scale high-strength self-consolidating concrete (HS-SCC) NU Girder test in the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory (SERL) on the Missouri S&T Campus. Photo by Joann Stiritz..

Watch the video with John J. Myers: http://youtu.be/xb4lWcUhPV0 The Highway 50 corridor that connects Jefferson City, Mo., to Union, Mo., will get upgraded into four lanes by spring 2014, but it’s a new and improved three-span bridge that’s … [Continue reading]

Driving culture change

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Steve Parks knows how hard it is to challenge and change the culture of a workplace. “You have to be patient,” he says. “Sometimes you have to go back and look at how things used to be so you can see the progress.” … [Continue reading]

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