Kummer Institute

Missouri S&T to break ground on research complex’s expansion, renovation April 18

Posted by on April 15, 2024

Missouri S&T will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a major expansion and renovation of the Engineering Research Laboratory building at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18.  

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Rachel Kohman receives 2024 Women’s Advocate Award

Posted by on April 4, 2024

Dr. Rachel Kohman, director of Kummer Student Programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award at Missouri S&T. She was honored during a reception today (Thursday, April 4) at Hasselmann Alumni House.

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New roles announced for Richard Brow, Stephen Roberts

Posted by on March 1, 2024

Dr. Richard K. Brow, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering, has been appointed executive director of operations for the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development, effective Friday, March 1. Brow succeeds Dr. Stephen Roberts as chief operating officer of the Kummer Institute. Roberts will remain in his role as chief strategy officer through the end of the academic year to lead new initiatives on behalf of the university.

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Missouri S&T mourns the death of benefactor June Kummer

Posted by on January 12, 2024

June Marie Kummer, who worked alongside her late husband and Missouri S&T graduate Fred S. Kummer to build a general contracting business into the world’s largest design-build firm for health care and financial facilities, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in St. Louis. She was 93.

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Missouri S&T students pitch their startup concepts for cash prizes

Posted by on December 11, 2023

Glassiderm, a treatment for acne scars developed by three Missouri University of Science and Technology students, won the $5,000 first-place prize in the university’s second annual Startup Challenge on Nov. 13. S&T developed the challenge to give all students the chance to experience presenting a business model to a panel of judges with entrepreneurial experience.

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Kummer Day of Giving match program raises over $750,000 for Missouri S&T students

Posted by on October 31, 2023

Missouri University of Science and Technology supporters recently doubled the impact of their donations thanks to a matching challenge. The donations from 74 alumni, eight S&T employees, and a few donors who requested anonymity totaled $350,000, which was matched by the Kummer Institute Foundation for a total of $700,000.

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Kummer Foundation Board of Directors at Missouri S&T welcomes new members

Posted by on October 27, 2023

The Kummer Foundation Board of Directors at Missouri University of Science and Technology welcomed four new members at its quarterly meeting this week. Members of the board serve four-year terms with the possibility of one renewal and are responsible for fiduciary management of a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer to Missouri S&T in 2020.

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Donations to Missouri S&T doubled by Kummer Institute Foundation through Oct. 25

Posted by on October 9, 2023

In conjunction with its annual celebration of the $300 million gift the university received from June and Fred Kummer in 2020, Missouri University of Science and Technology today launched the Kummer Day of Giving Challenge. The challenge is designed to amplify the dedication donors have for the success of S&T students by doubling the amount […]

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New book covers the life of entrepreneur Fred S. Kummer

Posted by on October 5, 2023

A new biography covers the life and work of Fred S. Kummer, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and 1955 Missouri S&T graduate. The book, titled Master Builder, will be available from the S&T Store for $15 starting on Kummer Day at Missouri S&T, Monday, Oct. 9.

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$300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer continues to create opportunities

Posted by on October 3, 2023

On Oct. 9, 2020, a $300 million donation from June Kummer and her late husband, Fred S. Kummer, a 1955 Missouri S&T graduate, marked the beginning of the transformation of the university, the Rolla region and the state of Missouri. Three years later, the gift’s impact continues.

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