Having a blast at summer camp

Students participate in explosives camp demolition at S&T's underground mine.

Who needs the campfires and bugs that traditional summer camps offer when you can learn how to detonate dynamite instead? … [Continue reading]

Miner munchies

Alumna Catherine Swift, pictured in front of the Frito-Lay display at the Spring Career Fair, is just one of a handful of Miners who work in the company’s Topeka, Kan., plant.

Frito-Lay’s Topeka, Kansas, plant operates 24 hours a day, so while most of us are sleeping, Catherine Swift is monitoring 10 production lines and 59 automated packaging tubes that take raw ingredients and turn them into bagged snack foods, ready for … [Continue reading]

Close-knit S&T lures, launches Lampe to success

Kyle Lampe, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at Missouri S&T in 2004, is now an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Virginia. He leads students in cutting-edge research that may one day lead to cures or treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and people who have suffered a stroke or a spinal cord injury.

Twenty-one thousand, three-hundred ninety-five. That’s the difference between Kyle Lampe, the English literature scholar and Kyle Lampe, the chemical engineer. That number is the difference in enrollment between Iowa State University (26,110) and … [Continue reading]

One last dip in the deep end

Justin Levy, who recently graduated with his bachelor’s degree in geology, waves to the camera while snorkeling off the coast of San Salvador Island in the Bahamas while on a nine-day field study trip.

Justin Levy completed his collegiate career at Missouri S&T doing what he enjoys most – traveling. Levy was one of eight geology and geophysics students to join Dr. David Wronkiewicz, associate professor of geology and geophysics, on a … [Continue reading]

Straight outta Bombay

Krupa and Sid Panchal pose next to their St. Louis-area food truck, Bombay Food Junkies, which they serve authentic Indian street food out of.

Inspired by a reality television show and missing the foods from his homeland, Siddharth “Sid” Panchal, who earned a master’s degree in computer science from Missouri S&T in 2003, opened Bombay Food Junkies in 2013. The Mumbai, India, native and … [Continue reading]

Dance therapy

Kailea Tilden dances in front of the Millenium Arch on campus.

Everyone has a passion for something. For Kailea Tilden, that passion is dance. Through dance, Tilden can show off her own uniqueness. Teaching others to dance, she says, helps her draw out their confidence and creativity, too. “Dancing … [Continue reading]

Human powered

Lucas Parker poses with the Human Powered Vehicle Competition Team’s current vehicle, named “Leviathan,” which recently won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East Coast Competition in Gainesville, Florida.

Lucas Parker, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering management at Missouri S&T, is obsessed with fitness. From lifeguarding to coaching a gym class at The Centre, Rolla’s Health and Recreation Complex, … [Continue reading]

Trendy tastes

Michael Wuest, Bus’07, MBA’08, is the marketing manager of the University of Missouri-Columbia Campus Dining Services.

Feeding a college student is hard work. Feeding thousands of them every day is even harder. With various allergies, dietary restrictions and personal preferences, college students are arguably among the pickiest of eaters, says Michael Wuest. … [Continue reading]

Faith and fitness

Kamaria Blaney exercises at the S&T Fitness Center on a recent morning.

By her own account, 2012 was the toughest year of Kamaria Blaney’s life. She had a baby, lost her father and broke up with her boyfriend. Along the way, she ballooned to 238 pounds. “I was eating my life away,” Blaney, now a senior in … [Continue reading]

Gantner engineers his path to Google

Austin Gantner, who graduates in May, has already secured a job at Google's office in Boulder, Colorado.

Austin Gantner knows exactly what his future holds: Graduate. Tour Europe. Work for Google. In that order. Oh, sure, first there is studying for and passing final exams to get through: World Literature and Biotech and Film and a presentation … [Continue reading]

Weathering the storm(water)

Katie Bartels, a sophomore in environmental engineering, conducts her experiment on the green roof on top of Emerson Electric Co. Hall.

For Katherine Bartels, environmentalism is all about balance. “It is finding the best solution for humans and the environment without sacrificing one for the other,” she says. Bartels follows this mantra in her current research project. She … [Continue reading]