With approval by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, Missouri S&T will move forward with three projects that will help advance STEM education and workforce development in the state. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The curators, meeting on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus today (Thursday, Sept. 7), approved the following projects for Missouri S&T:
These projects are in S&T’s master plan, which is based on three priorities: to build research, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking; to increase the university’s recognition and improve its rankings; and to increase recruitment and retention.
The projects will be funded by private gifts, university funds, and state appropriation.
In addition, the Board of Curators approved Missouri S&T’s proposal to create a new Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering. The degree proposal will now go before the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education for approval.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.