An estate gift in the amount of $160,000 is enabling Missouri University of Science and Technology to upgrade biology, chemistry and physics laboratories on campus. The gift is from the estate of Jon T. Schneeberger, whose father, Fred C. Schneeberger, earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the university in 1925.
Jon Schneeberger wanted to leave the gift to the university in honor of his father. Both men are now deceased. The trustee of the estate is Connecticut resident Dorothy Davison, Jon’s niece.
The funds were intended to be used for a top campus priority. According to Dr. Robert Schwartz, vice provost for academic affairs at Missouri S&T, the freshman laboratories on campus were becoming outdated.
“All engineering disciplines have their foundation in the traditional sciences of biology, chemistry and physics,” says Schwartz. “World-class laboratory experiences are a vital component in the education of our students, including those who are seeking degrees in one of the 15 undergraduate engineering disciplines offered by Missouri S&T.”
The estate gift will help upgrade nine laboratories, impacting approximately 800 new students per year.