Kummer Institute

$300 million gift sparks Kummer Ignition Grants program at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 12, 2022

Twelve Missouri S&T research teams have received inaugural Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation to support their efforts to attract grants from funding organizations. Totaling $365,000, the first 12 Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation projects and principal investigators are:

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Missouri S&T names Richard Billo founding director of Kummer Institute Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Posted by on January 6, 2022

Dr. Richard Billo, who previously served as associate vice president for research and professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed founding director of the Kummer Institute Center for Advanced Manufacturing and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He began his duties Jan. 4.

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A transformative gift for S&T has worldwide benefits

Posted by on November 16, 2021

In October 2020, June and the late Fred Kummer gave a jaw-dropping $300 million to Missouri S&T – the largest gift ever to a public university in our state and one of the largest university gifts in history. The Kummer Institute Foundation will channel the gift into several new buildings and labs, greater community outreach, and new initiatives at Missouri S&T.

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Meet some of Missouri S&T’s 460 Kummer Vanguard Scholars

Posted by on October 31, 2021

This fall, nearly 460 of the first-year students to enroll at Missouri University of Science and Technology are recipients of the inaugural Kummer Vanguard Scholarships, and halfway through the first semester of the program and their first year of college, the students are gaining valuable insights.  The program is one of several initiatives supported through […]

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One year later, $300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer yielding big results

Posted by on October 6, 2021

Fred and June Kummer discuss their transformative $300 million gift to Missouri S&T in this October 2020 video. When the couple behind the world’s largest builder of hospitals announced their donation of $300 million to Missouri S&T last October, Chancellor Mo Dehghani called the gift “transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state.” One […]

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$423 million in gifts and record fundraising year conclude S&T’s Rolla Rising campaign

Posted by on September 30, 2021

A multiyear fundraising initiative, Rolla Rising: The Campaign for Missouri University of Science and Technology, began in 2016 with a $150 million funding goal and ended June 30, 2021, with a record-breaking $423.4 million in gifts, Joan Nesbitt, vice chancellor of University Advancement at Missouri S&T, announced today (Thursday, Sept. 30).

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Missouri S&T attains record enrollment for underrepresented minorities

Posted by on September 22, 2021

The official fall 2021 enrollment at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, includes a record percentage of underrepresented minorities. Underrepresented minority students make up 12.3% of the first-year-student enrollment, which is an all-time high. 

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Former Georgia Tech president named chair of Kummer Institute Foundation Board

Posted by on August 31, 2021

Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, president emeritus of Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named chair of The Kummer Institute Foundation Board of Directors at Missouri S&T. Board members unanimously elected Peterson during their meeting Wednesday, Aug. 11. He succeeds the late Fred Kummer, the organization’s founding chair, who died April 30 at age 92. In […]

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Northcut named vice provost of academic support

Posted by on August 18, 2021

Dr. Kathryn Northcut, professor of English and technical communication, has been named vice provost of academic support at Missouri S&T, effective Thursday, Sept. 1. She has served as interim vice provost since February 2020. As vice provost of academic support, Northcut oversees the programs and services designed to support learning and improve retention and graduation rates.

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S&T names director of new Kummer Center for STEM Education

Posted by on July 21, 2021

Courtney Jones, a former high school principal in Arkansas and most recently an educator in Jefferson City, Missouri, has been appointed as the founding director of the Kummer Center for STEM Education at Missouri S&T.

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