Kummer Institute

Missouri S&T poised to help Missouri manufacturers make 3D printing the new normal

Posted by on August 24, 2023

With the recent purchase of a large-format metal 3D printer, the Kummer Institute Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Missouri S&T took an important step toward helping Missouri manufacturers use technology to sharpen their competitive edge. The purchase was based on feedback and input from manufacturers, who report that acquiring traditionally manufactured parts has become increasingly difficult due to irregularities in the supply chain.  

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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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First-day enrollment grows, tops 7,000 at Missouri S&T

Posted by on August 21, 2023

Enrollment on the first day of classes at Missouri S&T is 7,022, according to Missouri S&T Registrar Deanne Jackson. This is an increase over last year’s first-day total of 6,971. S&T will continue to register students during the first weeks of the fall semester. Official enrollment figures for the fall 2023 semester will be available after […]

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Missouri S&T names Shelley D. Minteer founding director of the Kummer Institute Center for Resource Sustainability

Posted by on August 10, 2023

Dr. Shelley D. Minteer, the Dale and Susan Poulter Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry at the University of Utah, has been appointed founding director of the Kummer Institute Center for Resource Sustainability at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Minteer is an expert in energy storage and conversion and on the electrification of chemical manufacturing, a process known as electrosynthesis.

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Missouri S&T manufacturing expertise helps small business weighing big investment

Posted by on July 5, 2023

Digital printing is changing the manufacturing industry. But for manufacturers that want to incorporate it, the steepness of the learning curve complicates the process of making an informed investment. For smaller manufacturers, the challenge is even more acute. That challenge is at the heart of a recent analysis S&T conducted on behalf of Masterclock, a manufacturer of precise timing systems equipment with 25 employees based in St. Charles, Missouri.

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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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Missouri S&T announces new Kummer Endowed Chair of Computer Science

Posted by on June 29, 2023

Dr. Seung-Jong “Jay” Park has been named Kummer Endowed Chair of Computer Science at Missouri S&T effective Aug. 1.

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Kummer Institute report honored in international ‘Circle of Excellence’ competition

Posted by on June 22, 2023

Missouri S&T’s annual report for the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development recently received a gold “Circle of Excellence” award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE announced the winners of the international competition Wednesday, June 21. The annual Circle of Excellence competition is designed to showcase […]

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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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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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