Working to enjoy the ride

Graduate student Manish Sharma works on his nuclear engineering research in Fulton Hall. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Manish Sharma, a graduate student at Missouri S&T, works on his nuclear engineering research in Fulton Hall.

During high school, Manish Sharma often studied by candlelight. Power outages lasting six to eight hours a day were a fixture of hometown life in Khurja, India. For most of his peers, studying in America was a distant dream. But Sharma never gave up on his goal.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from universities in India, Sharma set his sights on Missouri S&T to complete his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering.

“I never gave up because I knew tomorrow would be better,” he says. “I turned my plans into actions and went out of my comfort zone to make things happen.” [Read more…]

Building bridges

S&T mascot Joe Miner with his furry friend. Photo by B.A. Rupert

S&T mascot Joe Miner with one of the camels from Celebration of Nations. Photo by B.A. Rupert

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These bridges are not the kind that Missouri S&T’s civil engineers might create. The bridges built through Rolla’s Celebration of Nations help connect S&T’s multicultural campus community with area residents in a way like no other. [Read more…]