You know all about Joe Miner, the world’s greatest mascot. But do you know Joe Minor, the civil engineer? Joseph E. Minor served as chair of S&T’s civil engineering department for five years. An expert in wind engineering, the native Texan specialized in studying the effects of tornadoes and hurricanes on buildings and the performance of window glass. Minor earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech. In 2018, he was named a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This Miner, Joe Minor, had a major impact on his profession.

Share This Story

Spark a Memory?

Share your story! Fill out the form below to share your fondest memory or anecdote of S&T. If you'd prefer not typing, you can also share by phone at 833-646-3715 (833-Miner150).

All a-Twitter

All a-Twitter

The creator and co-founder of Twitter — Jack Dorsey — spent a couple of years studying electrical and computer engineering…

Creating fashion for feet

Creating fashion for feet

When Darla Ellis, a 2006 graduate in chemical engineering, began a summer internship with Nike, Inc. during her senior year…

Earthquake stops baseball, starts inspections

Earthquake stops baseball, starts inspections

Kamila Crane, who earned a bachelor’s degree (1985) and master’s degree (1986) in civil engineering, was prepared to start rebuilding…

From uranium to wine

From uranium to wine

Richard K. Vitek, a 1958 chemistry graduate, began his career as a research chemist producing uranium from ore, before moving…

Miner athletics’ biggest fan

Miner athletics’ biggest fan

Keith Bailey, a 1964 mechanical engineering graduate, transformed a company and then transformed S&T athletics. He joined Williams Co. in…

Going nuclear

Going nuclear

Missouri S&T is home to the state’s first nuclear reactor. Operational since 1961 and one of only three nuclear reactors…