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Daniel Roesch, a senior ceramics engineering major with minors in chemistry and studio art, has earned Missouri S&T’s 2018 Renaissance Student Award. The Renaissance Student Award committee also commended Nathan Compton, a senior in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics, who was a finalist for the award.
The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, was presented April 30 by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and the arts, languages and philosophy department in a ceremony at Havener Center on campus.
Roesch exemplifies the characteristics of a Renaissance student through his engagement in a breadth of subjects in addition to his engineering major, including glass blowing, ceramics, sculpture, calligraphy, Chinese art history, copper forming and working as a theatre technician.
Roesch has been named to the the dean’s list every semester during his time at S&T. He has held positions in the W.T. Schrenk Society for the advancement of chemistry; is alumni chair for Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honor society; and is a member of Keramos, the ceramic and material science honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society and Gaffer’s Guild, a student-run glassblowing organization.
Compton has participated in the Miner Challenge Alternative Break Program for several years. Recently he was the marketing mentor where he managed the logistics and publicity for the program’s fundraising efforts. He has also been a leader of S&T’s Martin Luther King and Gonzo Gives Back Days of Service.
Compton has participated in S&T choirs and the Rolla Choral Arts Society. He has been a vocal soloist in several concerts, held offices in the choirs and was a founding member of S&T’s Performing Arts Council. Compton serves as the Miner League Theatre Players assistant musical director for the musical, “Forbidden Broadway,” and is a cast member. Compton has been on the S&T’s dean’s list every semester.