Investing in tomorrow’s leaders


The Mars Rover Team (left) design and build “Akers,” a remote-controlled vehicle capable of traversing the red, rocky terrain of Mars. The Steel Bridge Team (top right) advanced to the national competition. The Concrete Canoe Team (bottom right) christened its 20-foot-long, 30.5-inch-wide canoe “Gone Fishin.'”

What does a Mars Rover have in common with a concrete canoe? Or a solar house with a suspension bridge? All are Missouri S&T student design projects supported by Miners By Design, a group of investment partners who believe it takes a team to change the world.

From machining transmissions and launching rockets to programming robots and building sanitation systems, S&T’s 13 student design teams are transforming ideas into real-world solutions. They are also learning teamwork and leadership skills,
creating marketing plans, and raising funds as part of the entrepreneurial immersion process.

More than 200 members of Miners by Design share a commitment to strengthening experiential learning at S&T. Their annual financial support supplements student fundraising and helps the design teams purchase equipment and supplies, maintain vehicles, and cover the cost of travel and lodging for national competitions, conferences and volunteer projects.

Become an investor at one of the following giving levels:

  •  Student Team $500
  • Design Team $1,000
  • Experiential Team $2,500
  • Learning Team $5,000
  • Center Team $10,000
  • St. Patrick’s Team $25,000

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