Devin Dixon: Going the distance


Devin Dixon has completed seven marathons and an ultramarathon. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Like any dedicated marathon runner, Devin Dixon knows how important it is to keep a steady pace. But judging from the way he’s speeding through three S&T degrees in just over six years, you’d think he was a sprinter.

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Dancing with code


Marquia Lewis with some of her favorite things. Photo by B.A. Rupert

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It’s no surprise that Marquia Lewis decided to study computer science in college. “I was around computers all the time growing up, and I really like them,” says Lewis, a junior whose mother, a software engineer for The Boeing Co. in St. Louis, also majored in computer science.

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The science of pumpkin chucking


Brandon Cundiff and Ting Chi “Johnny” Hsu load the pumpkin chucker. Photo by Terry Barner

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Before they graduate from Missouri S&T, students in the mechanical engineering program must take, and pass, ME 261, otherwise known as ME Senior Design.

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Seizing the opportunity


Chemical engineering major Ahlam Issa moved to St. Louis from Tanzania when she was 10 years old. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Ahlam Issa isn’t the kind of person who lets opportunities slip by. Born in Tanzania, Issa left the country at the tender age of 10 years old to live in St. Louis. She didn’t speak any English when she arrived but overcame that and other obstacles to graduate as valedictorian from Hazelwood East High School.

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