Kummer Institute

Susan Murray named acting vice provost and dean of Missouri S&T’s Kummer College

Posted by on June 13, 2022

Susan Murray, chair and professor of psychological science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named acting vice provost and dean of the university’s Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development.

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Missouri S&T names AI expert Donald Wunsch founding director of Kummer Institute Center for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Posted by on June 9, 2022

Dr. Donald C. Wunsch II, the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been appointed founding director of the university’s Kummer Institute Center for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He begins his duties Dec. 1.

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Melody Lo named Steinmeyer Memorial Endowed Chair of Economics for the Kummer College at S&T

Posted by on April 18, 2022

Dr. Melody Lo, a professor of economics at Arkansas State University, has been named the inaugural John and Ruth Steinmeyer Memorial Endowed Chair of Economics for the Kummer College at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She will assume the role of chair in the fall 2022 semester. Lo succeeds Dr. Michael Davis, who has […]

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Missouri S&T to break ground on Innovation Lab

Posted by on April 11, 2022

The campus community and the public are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the 50,000-square-foot Innovation Lab at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 21, directly south of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus in Rolla.

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Space pioneer Sandra Magnus goes off script with S&T scholars

Posted by on March 22, 2022

When Heath St. Denis applied for a Chancellor’s Scholarship at Missouri S&T, his essay was about former NASA astronaut and S&T alumna Dr. Sandra Magnus, a two-time S&T graduate who served aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and flew on the final space shuttle mission. Astronauts are the finest scientists out there, according to St. […]

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Missouri S&T returns to in-person summer camps for students in grades 2-12

Posted by on March 1, 2022

After two years of virtual and hybrid youth camps, Missouri S&T’s in-person summer camps are back. From June 5-July 28, students in grades 2-12 will be able to immerse themselves in STEM-related subjects ranging from physics, computing and robotics to aerospace and explosives.

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$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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