Archives for March 7, 2017

Missouri S&T chapter of Engineers Without Borders receives $750,000 in funding

From clean drinking water to flood control, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Engineers Without Borders projects are changing lives in Central and South America. Now two major donors have stepped forward to provide $750,000 in funding for EWB – a $500,000 challenge grant from the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation and a $250,000 gift from Missouri S&T graduate David Heikkinen and his wife, Ann.

“EWB students are a different breed and we are lucky to have them,” says Duane Montana, a Montana Cahill Foundation director and retired executive with Brown & Root who earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T. “EWB students represent something of our higher nature and better selves. They make a commitment, often over multiple years, that goes beyond the classroom. It is a commitment to a community to provide its people with a basic life necessity: clean water.” [Read more…]

Missouri S&T Observatory to host second March visitors’ night

The Beehive Cluster.

The public is invited to view the Beehive Cluster of stars through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch-diameter telescope on Tuesday, March 21.

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‘Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service’ is March 16

Students volunteer at the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center for Gonzo Gives Back 2016. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A new tradition is quickly cementing its place in the St. Pat’s celebrations at Missouri University of Science and Technology. For the second year in a row, students will volunteer at various locations in the Rolla area as part of the “Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service.”

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