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Although the event was on April Fools’ Day, Staff Council members weren’t kidding when they thanked the mining and nuclear engineering staff for all their work during a reception at McNutt Hall on April 1.
The thank-you reception is an initiative by Staff Council’s Involvement Committee to show appreciation to departments throughout S&T. Au Bon Pain is a sponsor.
Department spotlight: Mining and nuclear engineering
Staff members in the department of mining and nuclear engineering work in various settings throughout campus, including McNutt Hall, the Experimental Mine, the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center, and S&T’s nuclear reactor. Just as the settings vary, so do the jobs: some staff roles are lab mechanic, mine supervisor, electronics technician, reactor operator and administrative associate.
The mining engineering program is one of the founding programs of Missouri S&T (then named Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy) in 1870. Today, the program is one of the largest mining engineering programs in the U.S.
The nuclear engineering program’s primary mission is to provide an outstanding and comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education to tomorrow’s leaders in nuclear engineering. S&T is home to the state’s first university research reactor and the state’s only accredited undergraduate program in nuclear engineering.