Doubling the space where dreams are designed

A Mars rover removes the first brick from the west wall of the Kummer Student Design Center.

When Valkyrie’s robotic arm refused to budge, members of the Mars Rover Student Design Team kept their cool. In a room full of people gathered to break ground on the Kummer Student Design Center expansion, team members searched for a solution. Finally, with a reboot, the rover sprang to life and pulled a brick from the design center’s west wall. “The expansion is officially underway,said Chris Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, assistant vice provost for student design and experiential learning. “We’ve been working toward this day for a long time and it’s great to finally be here.”  Continue reading

Nominate a Miner for 2021 Alumni of Influence

Missouri S&T is seeking nominations for our 2021 Alumni of Influence, the highest alumni honor bestowed by the university. Since we recognized our inaugural honorees in 2011, we’ve honored 38 distinguished alumni. Now we’re preparing to recognize a new group of honorees during the university’s 150th anniversary celebration. Nominate a Miner online or forward nominations to Darlene Ramsay, executive vice president, Miner Alumni Association, at ramsayd@mst.edu.

Pride inspires a scholarship and passion for student design

Bill Brune, CSci’73, remembers the days when computer programming involved feeding punch cards into a mainframe computer that filled an entire room. “All of us from the 1970s remember waiting for jobs to run on the IBM 360 and getting the printouts back, only to find a typo on a punched card and doing it all over again,” says the OGS member and Miner Alumni Association board member.  Continue reading

Pouring the Cornerstone on a Better Future

Major donors and members of the university community pour the cornerstone on the Advanced Construction and Materials Lab on October 12.

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