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Prospective Engineers Get a 'Good Feeling'

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apresher
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apresher   2/28/2013 10:19:43 AM
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Chuck, It may be that only a Science and Technology could get away with this kind of promotion to prospective students.  Most of their players are probably not thinking about the NFL. Thanks for the interesting angle on engineering recruitment.

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naperlou   2/28/2013 10:33:05 AM
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Chuck, MS&T was one of the schools my older son got into.  He ended up going to another engineering school, but MS&T was a close second.  We visited a couple of times and it is a great school and environment for engineering students.  One of the things I hear a lot is how we don't have enough engineers in the US.  I don't believe that, but with the talk about the issues in education in this country, the success of our engineering schools sometimes gets crowded out.  It is good to see a school like MS&T getting the message out.

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Dave Palmer   2/28/2013 4:36:30 PM
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@apresher: It looks like Missouri S&T was 10-1 last year, and came in second in their conference.  I agree that most of their players are probably not headed for the NFL, but it is a very highly-rated Division II team.

I agree wholeheartedly that this is the kind of recruitment effort we should see more of.

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Charles Murray   2/28/2013 5:57:04 PM
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I agree, Al. They probably have a very short history of NFL prospects. But I'm sure that doesn't stop many Division 2 programs from dangling the NFL in front of their recruits.

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Charles Murray   2/28/2013 5:58:49 PM
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I agree, Naperlou, it's a great school. I worked with a number of engineers from that school, back in the days when it was called Missouri-Rolla. They've always had solid engineering programs. I think the name change is a good one, by the way.

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Tim   2/28/2013 7:16:33 PM
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10-1 is a great record. It is interesting to see that they also emphasize the non-NFL salaries for their players. A friend of mine played div. 1 football for a Big Ten school who majored in Art as it had little necessary class time. He now sells used cars.

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Jennifer Campbell   3/1/2013 8:02:08 AM
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It's great to see these student athletes excelling both on the field and in the classroom, in a worthwhle program that will pay dividends professionally and financially in the years after they graduate. They are debunking the stereotype that football players, especially at the college level, are just dumb jocks. Well done Missouri S&T!

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Recruitment Tool at its best!
ChriSharek   3/1/2013 9:37:18 AM
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Thanks so much for posting and sharing.  I hope to reuse this at our Toothpick Bridge Building Contest, AWWA Model Water Tower Competition, and other professional society outreach efforts. 

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Charles Murray   3/1/2013 6:14:10 PM
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You're welcome, ChriSharek. I enjoy stories like this one.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   3/1/2013 6:17:46 PM
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I agree, Tim. It's a shame that more athletes aren't encouraged to use their athletic scholarships to get a good education. Hats off to Missouri S&T for doing that.

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