Passing of Dr. Tim Philpot

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On January 26, 2017

Dr. Tim Philpot, associate professor of structural engineering in the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department, died Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017). No immediate memorial service is planned. The family plans to hold a celebration of his life at a later date.

Dr. Philpot was known for his work to develop a digital teaching tool called MecMovies, which illustrates engineering concepts that are difficult to picture using only static images. The program, developed in collaboration with other Missouri S&T faculty, is used in S&T’s Mechanics of Materials courses. The software, which he developed through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, won the MERLOT Classics Award in 2006 for excellence in multimedia education.

Dr. Philpot taught several courses during his tenure at S&T, including Mechanics of Materials, Structural Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Analysis, and Statics. He earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1992 and held a master’s of engineering degree from Cornell University (1980) and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1979.

Counseling assistance available

Members of Missouri S&T’s counseling staff are available to provide counseling services for students, faculty and staff affected by Dr. Philpot’s death. Students who wish to seek counseling services may contact the office of counseling, disability support and student wellness at 204 Norwood Hall on campus or by emailing After-hours counseling is available by calling 573-341-4300.

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