Tag: Kummer Institute

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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$300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer continues to transform Missouri S&T, the Rolla region and Missouri

Posted by on June 1, 2023

Nearly three years ago, June Kummer and her late husband, Fred S. Kummer, a 1955 Missouri S&T graduate, made a donation that transformed Missouri S&T, the Rolla region and the state of Missouri. Their $300 million donation, received Oct. 9, 2020, and announced Oct. 12, remains the largest single gift ever to any Missouri university, public or private, and the fifth-largest gift to any public institution in the nation, according to data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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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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$300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer continues to transform Missouri S&T, the Rolla region and Missouri

Posted by on October 3, 2022

Missouri S&T will commemorate the two-year anniversary of the transformational $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer during Kummer Day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The welcome will be followed by presentations by undergraduate scholars, doctoral fellows and affiliated faculty and staff.

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Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on September 28, 2022

At the start of the fall semester, Missouri S&T welcomed 15 faculty members to campus. Their expertise ranges from aerothermodynamics and advanced manufacturing to sports marketing and quantum physics.

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Kummer Foundation Board of Directors and university donors raise $1 million for bridge scholarships

Posted by on July 27, 2022

A new program to support undergraduate students between their first and second year at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently reached its goal of $1 million, thanks to a $500,000 investment from the Kummer Institute Foundation.

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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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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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$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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