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…]

Kisslinger makes $1 million estate pledge to UMR

Dr. Fred Kisslinger, former professor of metallurgical engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has pledged $1 million from his estate to UMR. The gift will help support UMR’s materials science and engineering department and the UMR athletic department.

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UMR announces $200 million Advancing Excellence Campaign

The University of Missouri-Rolla has raised $111.3 million toward a $200 million goal in its current fundraising effort, the Advancing Excellence Campaign. The university publicly launched the campaign today. It has been under way since July 1, 2003.

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