34 Notable alumni of
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Missouri University of Science and Technology is 1642nd in the world, 574th in North America, and 539th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 34 notable alumni from the Missouri University of Science and Technology sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jack Dorsey

    Jack Dorsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbloggerbusinesspersonprogrammercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American Internet entrepreneur, programmer, and philanthropist who is the co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, as well as the founder and principal executive officer of Block, Inc., a financial payments company.

  2. Farouk El-Baz

    Farouk El-Baz
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in the Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    astronomergeologist
    Biography

    Farouk El-Baz is an Egyptian American space scientist and geologist, who worked with NASA in the scientific exploration of the Moon and the planning of the Apollo program. He was a leading geologist on the program, responsible for studying the geology of the Moon, the selection of landing sites for the Apollo missions, and the training of astronauts in lunar observations and photography. He played a key role in the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission, and later Apollo missions. He also came up with the idea of touchable Moon rocks at a museum, inspired by his childhood pilgrimage to Mecca where he touched the Black Stone (which in Islam is believed to be sent down from the heavens).

  3. Nicole Galloway

    Nicole Galloway
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nicole Marie Galloway is an American accountant and politician who has served as the State Auditor of Missouri since 2015. She was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Missouri in the 2020 election, losing to incumbent Republican Mike Parson.

  4. Greg Raymer

    Greg Raymer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Gregory Raymer, nicknamed "Fossilman," is a professional poker player and author. He is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event.

  5. Sandra Magnus

    Sandra Magnus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    astronautengineer
    Biography

    Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit. She was assigned to the crew of STS-135, the final mission of the Space Shuttle. She is also a licensed amateur radio operator with the call sign KE5FYE. From 2012 until 2018 Magnus was the executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  6. Jay Ashcroft

    Jay Ashcroft
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Robert "Jay" Ashcroft is an American attorney, engineer, and politician serving as the 40th Secretary of State of Missouri.

  7. George Mueller

    George Mueller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-2015 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    engineeruniversity teachermanager
    Biography

    George Edwin Mueller, was an American electrical engineer who was an associate administrator at NASA who headed the Office of Manned Space Flight from September 1963 until December 1969. Hailed as one of NASA's "most brilliant and fearless managers", he was instrumental in introducing the all-up testing philosophy for the Saturn V launch vehicle, which ensured the success of the Apollo program in landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth by the end of 1969. Mueller also played a key part in the design of Skylab, and championed the Space Shuttle's development, which earned him the nickname, "the father of the Space Shuttle."

  8. Lisa Jaster

    Lisa Jaster
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Lisa Jaster is a United States Army Reserve lieutenant colonel and engineer officer who was the first female reserve soldier to graduate from the Army's Ranger School. She completed the training, which as many as 60 percent of students fail within the first four days, after "recycling" through, or retrying, several phases of the multi-locational course. Due to being recycled, she was at the school for six months; the school takes a minimum of 61 days and includes up to 20 hours of training per day alongside a strict diet. She graduated at age 37, while the average trainee age is 23.

  9. Janet L. Kavandi

    Janet L. Kavandi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    astronautchemist
    Biography

    Janet Lynn Kavandi, a native of Carthage, Missouri, is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions, served as NASA's Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office, and was the Center Director at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio from March 2016 until her retirement from NASA in September 2019. She was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2019.

  10. Clyde Cowan

    Clyde Cowan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-1974 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Clyde Lorrain Cowan Jr was an American physicist, the co-discoverer of the neutrino along with Frederick Reines. The discovery was made in 1956 in the neutrino experiment. Frederick Reines received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 in both their names.

  11. Stephanie O'Sullivan

    Stephanie O'Sullivan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    intelligence officer
    Biography

    Stephanie O'Sullivan is a former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) who was appointed to that position on February 18, 2011. She worked to assist the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in managing the day-to-day operations of the intelligence community. Prior to serving as PDDNI, she served as a senior leader at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), rising to the Associate Deputy Director of the CIA before being confirmed as the PDDNI.

  12. Thomas Akers

    Thomas Akers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    military officerastronaut
    Biography

    Thomas Dale Akers is a former American astronaut in NASA's Space Shuttle program.

  13. Tyrone Smith

    Tyrone Smith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    long jumperathletics competitor
    Biography

    Tyrone Smith is a professional Bermudian born long jumper.

  14. Roger Garrison

    Roger Garrison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Roger Wayne Garrison is an American professor of economics at Auburn University, and an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

  15. Mervin Joe Kelly

    Mervin Joe Kelly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1971 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Mervin Joseph Kelly was an American industrial physicist. He worked at Bell Labs from 1925 to 1959, in which time he held positions such as director of research, president, and chairman of the board of directors.

  16. Gary White

    Gary White
    Occupations
    environmental engineer
    Biography

    Gary White is the CEO and co-founder of Water.org.

  17. Joe N. Ballard

    Joe N. Ballard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in the Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Graduated with master's degree in engineering management
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Joe Nathan Ballard is a former U.S. Army officer who fought in the Vietnam War, and who served for a time as Chief of Engineers, the first African-American to serve in this role.

  18. Mark C. Quander

    Mark C. Quander
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Biography

    Mark Christopher Quander is a United States Army brigadier general who serves as the 79th Commandant of Cadets of the United States Military Academy since May 2021. He previously served as the 98th Commandant of the United States Army Engineer School from July 2019 to May 2021 and commander of the Transatlantic Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers from May 2018 to July 2019. He also is a member of the historic Quander family, a family of African Americans with their ancestor having been brought to America sometime in the late 17th century. The family name, as it is spelled now, dates back to the 19th century.

  19. John Asher Johnson

    John Asher Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    astronomer
    Biography

    John Asher Johnson is an American astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at Harvard. He is the first tenured African-American physical science professor in the history of the university. Johnson is well known for discovering three of the first known planets smaller than the Earth outside of the solar system, including the first Mars-sized exoplanet.

  20. Daniel C. Jackling

    Daniel C. Jackling
    Years
    1869-1956 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    engineermining engineer
    Biography

    Daniel Cowan Jackling, was an American mining and metallurgical engineer who pioneered the exploitation of low-grade porphyry copper ores at the Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah.

  21. George Allison Whiteman

    George Allison Whiteman
    Years
    1919-1941 (aged 22)
    Biography

    2nd Lt. George Allison Whiteman was an American military aviator, and was one of the 2,403 victims killed during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Imperial Japanese Navy forces.

  22. Bruce L. Edwards

    Bruce L. Edwards
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-2015 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Bruce L. Edwards was an American Professor Emeritus of English and Africana Studies and in the past served as Associate Vice President for Online Programs and E-learning Services at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States, where he was a faculty member and administrator between 1981-2012.

  23. Ed Emery

    Ed Emery
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-2021 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Edgar Glenn Harvey Emery was an American businessman, engineer, and politician who served as a member of the Missouri Senate, representing parts of southwestern Missouri.

  24. Ronald Greeley

    Ronald Greeley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2011 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    geologistplanetary geologist
    Biography

    Ronald Greeley was a Regents’ Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University (ASU), the Director of the NASA-ASU Regional Planetary Image Facility (RPIF), and Principal Investigator of the Planetary Aeolian Laboratory at NASA-Ames Research Center. He was involved with lunar and planetary studies since 1967 and most recently focused his research on understanding planetary surface processes and geologic histories.

  25. Ivonne Higuero

    Ivonne Higuero
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Ivonne Higuero has been the Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora since 2018.

  26. Marv Breuer

    Marv Breuer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-1991 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Marvin Howard "Baby Face" Breuer was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Yankees from 1939 to 1943.

  27. Terry Bollinger

    Terry Bollinger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    computer scientistartificial intelligence researcher
    Biography

    Terry Benton Bollinger is an American computer scientist who works at the MITRE Corporation. In 2003 he wrote an influential report for the U.S. Department of Defense (U.S. DoD) in which he showed that free and open source software (FOSS) had already become a vital part of the United States Department of Defense software infrastructure, and that banning or restricting its use would have had serious detrimental impacts on DoD security, research capabilities, operational capabilities, and long-term cost efficiency. His report ended a debate about whether FOSS should be banned from U.S. DoD systems, and in time helped lead to the current official U.S. DoD policy of treating FOSS and proprietary software as equals. The report is referenced on the DoD CIO web site and has been influential in promoting broader recognition of the importance of free and open source software in government circles. Bollinger is also known for his activity in the IEEE Computer Society, where he was an editor for IEEE Software for six years, wrote the founding charter for IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, and received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal for lifetime contributions to IEEE. He has written about a wide range of software issues including effective development processes, cyber security, and distributed intelligence.

  28. Glenn J. Lesniak

    Glenn J. Lesniak
    Biography

    Glenn J. Lesniak is a major general in the United States Army Reserve.

  29. Arthur P. Murphy

    Arthur P. Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1914 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Arthur Phillips Murphy was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

  30. Mack A. Breazeale

    Mack A. Breazeale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2009 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Mack Alfred Breazeale was an American physicist particularly known for his work in ultrasonics and physical acoustics. Breazeale is widely regarded as one of the leading acousticians of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment. When he died, he was a retired Distinguished Research Professor and Senior Scientist at the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi. Born in Leona Mines, Virginia, Breazeale grew up near Crossville, TN. Educated at Berea College, the Missouri School of Mines, and the Michigan State University, he was a tireless researcher and trained many others in the field of physics. Before his appointment at the National Center for Physical Acoustics, he was professor of physics at the University of Tennessee (1962-1995) and at Michigan State University (1957-1962). A longtime editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, he was a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and received its Silver Medal in 1988. He was a fellow of the Institute of electrical and Electronics Engineers and Great Britain's Institute of Acoustics, and had been a Fulbright Research Fellow in Stuttgart, Germany early in his career.

  31. Stephen M. Bliss

    Stephen M. Bliss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in the Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Graduated with Master of Science in Petroleum engineering
    Occupations
    military officereducator
    Biography

    Brigadier General Stephen Michael Bliss is a retired United States Army general who served as the president of the Army and Navy Academy and president of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States.

  32. Willard Jenkins

    Willard Jenkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    G. Willard Jenkins is an American politician in the state of Iowa.

  33. Edward S. Fris

    Edward S. Fris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2010 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    military personnelelectrical engineermilitary leaderUnited States Naval Aviator
    Biography

    Edward Steve Fris was a lieutenant general in the United States Marine Corps. He served as the Director of Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps and is considered a pioneer in the development of today's Marine Air Command and Control System (MACCS).

  34. Brett Sylvia

    Brett Sylvia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Graduated with Master of Science in engineering management
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Brett Gareth Sylvia is a United States Army major general who has served as the Vice Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy of the Joint Staff since July 2021. Previously, he was the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) of the 1st Cavalry Division. Sylvia is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy with a B.S. degree in environmental engineering. He later earned an M.S. degree in engineering management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences degree from the School of Advanced Military Studies at the Army Command and General Staff College.