Author: Patrick Collins

Roll out the red carpet: Missouri S&T’s Movie Makers camp to host celebration June 24

Posted by on June 20, 2023

Movie Makers, an evening camp offered by the Kummer Center for STEM Education at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will host a red-carpet themed celebration of films made by participants at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24 in Room 140 Toomey Hall at S&T.

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$300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer continues to transform Missouri S&T, the Rolla region and Missouri

Posted by on June 1, 2023

Nearly three years ago, June Kummer and her late husband, Fred S. Kummer, a 1955 Missouri S&T graduate, made a donation that transformed Missouri S&T, the Rolla region and the state of Missouri. Their $300 million donation, received Oct. 9, 2020, and announced Oct. 12, remains the largest single gift ever to any Missouri university, public or private, and the fifth-largest gift to any public institution in the nation, according to data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Lights, camera, action! Movie Makers camp open for registration

Posted by on May 30, 2023

Registration is now open for Movie Makers, an evening camp offered by the Kummer Center for STEM Education at Missouri S&T. Movie Makers takes place 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, June 24. The camp is open to students entering grades 5-12. Tuition for the camp is $400, which includes all activities, supplies and meals. Full scholarships are available.

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The Foam Warriors win S&T’s first Miner Creativity Challenge

Posted by on May 17, 2023

On May 2, the Foam Warriors team was awarded the $5,000 first-place prize in the Miner Creativity Challenge for the STEM learning experience it created, the Quick Draw Cannon. The team was one of 11 to enter a toy designed and created for middle school students in the competition, which was open to teams of three to five S&T undergraduate or graduate students.

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Missouri S&T to break ground on Welcome Center

Posted by on April 7, 2023

A groundbreaking ceremony for the 32,000-square-foot Welcome Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Welcome Center construction site on campus. The campus community and the public are invited to the event.

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S&T graduate Kathy Walker urges students to seize opportunities

Posted by on April 6, 2023

During her visit to S&T in February, Kathy Walker urged a group of Kummer Vanguard Scholars to seize opportunities, find a mentor, never stop working on communication skills, strive for authenticity, and stay connected with S&T. Walker is an S&T graduate and has served on the university’s Board of Trustees since 2008.

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S&T to host forum April 18 on Silicon Valley Bank collapse

Posted by on April 5, 2023

What causes bank failures and what can universities do to help prevent them in the future? Focusing on the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, those are among the questions that will be addressed during “The Silicon Valley Bank Collapse – Integrated Learning and Economic Resiliency,” a forum at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Missouri Room of the Havener Center on the S&T campus in Rolla.

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Engineering management student relishes her option to pivot

Posted by on April 4, 2023

When she arrived in Rolla, Sophia Rowland wasn’t sure what type of engineer she wanted to become, but in her junior year she declared herself an engineering management major because she believes its applications align with her skillsets. Following her graduation in May, Rowland will join Boeing in St. Louis as a systems engineer.

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Experts to discuss creative impact of perfume, fashion on April 6

Posted by on March 20, 2023

Missouri S&T’s Center for Creativity and Innovation will host two speakers Thursday, April 6, following the university’s second annual “trashion” show at noon in the atrium of the Havener Center. All events are free and open to the public.

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‘Weird culmination of hobbies and interests’ brings Dawson Jeffers to Missouri S&T

Posted by on March 13, 2023

Dawson Jeffers’ interest in making things began as an 8th grader in Troy, Missouri, when he attended a robotics competition, where, as he recalls, “kids were operating robots that could pick up balls and throw them.” In high school, he began making and selling his own products – from wallets made of duct tape to 3D-printed name plates. Today as a student at Missouri S&T, Jeffers is taking his interest in product development and entrepreneurship to new levels.

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