A larger-than-life way to give thanks


This month saw the launch of our 2014 Thankful Miners Project, an experiment that gave the Miner community an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and express their gratitude. Standing 4 feet tall, the 3-D S&T logo provided a canvas for more than 500 students, faculty and staff members to share their thankfulness. From parental support and caring faculty, to teammates and roommates, Miners found ways to share their gratefulness for things big and small.

We’re thankful for the ingenuity and creativity shown by all members of the Miner family – our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. We’re especially grateful to S&T’s Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center and the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center for their efforts to make the 3-D logo possible.

While we’re on the subject of gratitude, we invite you to join in. Tell us what you’re thankful for this season and you could see your tweet, photo or comment included here. To share your expressions of gratitude with us, use the #ThankfulMiners hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Students, faculty and staff alike shared their thankfulness on this 3-D S&T logo, changing its canvas from white to Miner green. Photo by Sam O’Keefe