The donors who paved the way to a $6.5 million lab expansion in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall gathered in October to pour the cornerstone on the Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory. The lab marks the final phase of a $10.5 million initiative to advance S&T’s leadership in infrastructure engineering. “The lab will be one of the finest research centers in the world for construction materials and methods,” said Chris Maples, interim chancellor. Continue reading
Steve Sieckhaus, CE’87, MS EMgt’94, and Tom Sieckhaus, CE’88, are proof that if you grow up around a civil engineer, you’re likely to be bitten by the construction bug. In their case, you’re also likely to be smitten by Miner pride. Their father, Bob Sieckhaus, CE’63, is responsible for both. “I remember watching my Dad work most evenings at the kitchen table estimating projects,” says Steve, chief operating officer and shareholder of Clayco Inc. “He took us on site visits. My passion for construction was fueled by those visits. I never considered anything but civil.” Continue reading
In anticipation of Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2020, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, has collected memories from alumni for a sesquicentennial history book. One of the most popular topics: Rolla restaurants. In a story published in Missouri S&T Magazine, alumni reminisce about their favorite restaurants. The title of the story. “Alex’s Pizza, of course,” makes it clear that Miners love their pizza. Continue reading
Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association began using electronic gift receipts on July 1. Now donors have the advantage of immediate, paperless receipts acknowledging their giving. The change affects donors with email addresses in the university database. If you prefer to continue receiving paper receipts, just “opt out” of e-receipts by contacting Patti Chism at email@example.com or 573-341-4777.
In 2016, the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation, led by OGS members Peggy Cahill Montana, ChE’76, and Duane Montana, CE’75, awarded the largest gift in the history of Engineers Without Borders at Missouri S&T: a $500,000 challenge grant. To date, $350,000 has been raised in response to the challenge, much of it from OGS members, including a $250,000 gift from David, ME’93, and Ann Heikkinen, a $50,000 challenge from Rick Stephenson, S&T professor emeritus of civil engineering and longtime advisor to the chapter, and a $25,000 gift from Bipin, ChE’62, MS ChE’63, and Linda Doshi. EWB is only $150,000 away from reaching its goal of raising $1 million. For information on matching funds available, contact Tory Verkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-341-6090.