Tag: Kummer Institute

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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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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$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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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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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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