Kummer Student Programs

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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Registration for Missouri S&T’s second annual Startup Challenge opens Sept. 8

Posted by on August 25, 2023

Students ready to put their entrepreneurial skills and instincts to the test before they graduate will have the opportunity to map out a strategy for their concept and, if they advance to the finals, pitch their business model to a panel of judges that includes academics and entrepreneurs for scholarship prize money.

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S&T challenges students to identify ways to positively affect campus, community

Posted by on August 22, 2023

S&T students will soon have an opportunity to compete for cash prizes by voicing their concerns about areas of campus and community life they find challenging. The 24-hour Campus Impact Challenge starts Friday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. in St. Pat’s Ballroom C of the Havener Center, where teams will be formed based on interests.

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Meet a few of Missouri S&T’s Kummer Vanguard Scholars

Posted by on July 3, 2023

A few Kummer Vanguard Scholars recently shared their thoughts on the program and how it has affected their S&T experience. The program has grown dramatically since it began in 2021. This August, 1,180 of the students who start the semester at Missouri University of Science and Technology – including nearly 400 first-year students – are recipients of Kummer Vanguard Scholarships and participants in a program that provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom.

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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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‘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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Missouri S&T students compete to define innovation

Posted by on December 8, 2022

The popularity of the word innovation seems nowhere near its peak, but what does the term actually mean? A recent competition challenged Missouri S&T students to address that question with a physical or digital creation. The competition was part of the university’s two-year anniversary celebration in October of the $300 million gift from the late […]

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Bringing circular economy to construction projects

Posted by on August 24, 2022

Missouri S&T Ph.D. student Radwa Eissa is looking to bring the circular economy to construction by studying ways to use reusable, modular components and materials that could be recycled at the end of the building’s useful life.

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The future of automobile travel may be low-temperature combustion

Posted by on August 24, 2022

Ph.D. student Adrian Batista is motivated to learn from different fields of science and combine them to solve problems, because he believes that connecting them is the path to solving for new technological applications. That is why he chose to attend graduate school in chemistry after earning an undergraduate degree in physics.

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Missouri S&T starts school year with record percentage of women students, new college

Posted by on August 23, 2022

Missouri S&T began classes on Monday, Aug. 22, with the highest percentage of women students in history. The percentage of female students on the first day of classes is 24.2%, which surpasses the previous record percentage of 23.9%, set in 2016 and 2021.  

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