Oct. 17, 2013
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The nights are getting cool, and the leaves are beginning to turn.
Midterms were just completed and thankfulness is in the air. All these signs can only mean one thing: Homecoming has arrived!
During the next few days, we will welcome hundreds of alumni back to campus — to relive old memories, reconnect and make new impressions of a familiar place.
The theme for this year's events is "League of Super Miners: A Homecoming of Heroic Proportions." "Superhero" is a word we normally reserve for fictional comic book heroes, but I can't think of a more apt description for our students, faculty, staff and alumni. These S&T superheroes are working to find solutions to our world's biggest challenges and they’re doing so with creativity and integrity. Consider our students designing the next generation of solar living; faculty members like Joseph Smith, exploring energy solutions for our modern world; or our admissions team, fostering record enrollment despite dips at universities across the state and nation; or alumni like Gary White, improving access to clean water in many third-world countries; or former students like Jack Dorsey, creating new social networks to connect the world. Whether here in Missouri or around the globe, Miner Nation continues to inspire me to fight for this university and ensure its long-term viability. And I can’t think of a better excuse to celebrate S&T than Homecoming. I hope you’ll be able to attend some of our great events this weekend and take time to welcome home returning alumni.
Missouri S&T to present awards during Homecoming banquet
Super faculty helping to build super bridges
It's another milestone for John Myers, a professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri S&T's National University Transportation Center. Myers has spent the past decade studying and testing high-strength concrete and other innovative concrete systems for implementation. Read more.
To space ... and beyond
The Missouri S&T-Missouri State Cooperative Engineering Program recently moved in to the Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development in Springfield. Through the program, students from a 16-county area in southwest Missouri may obtain Missouri S&T bachelor of science degrees in civil engineering and electrical engineering. Read more.
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