Missouri S&T alumnus Tim Bradley, PetE’77, and his wife, Kay, have contributed $5 million to S&T in support of an Arrival District that will create a new “front door” for the university. Their gift will support the reconfiguration of University Drive from U.S. Interstate 44 to campus and name it Bradley Way.
OGS members Linda and Bipin Doshi, ChE’62, MS ChE’63, have made the largest individual contribution to an academic program in university history: a $10 million gift to the department of chemical and biochemical engineering. Their gift establishes an endowment, which will name the department and provide funding for an endowed chair and two professorships. The endowment also will support departmental needs including technology acquisitions and upgrades, fellowships, and seed funding for accelerating research to market.
OGS founding members June and Fred Kummer have made the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education with a $300 million donation to Missouri S&T. The gift will enable the university to establish a new school of innovation and entrepreneurship, expand research, provide scholarships and fellowships, and bolster the region’s economy. Fred Kummer, an S&T alumnus in civil engineering, is the founder and chairman of St. Louis-based HBE Corp., which he established in 1960 and built into the world’s leading design-build firm for health care.
Chancellor Mo Dehghani hosted virtual town hall meetings in April, May and June to discuss the university’s continuing response to COVID-19. A special “Let’s Talk: Black Lives Matter” town hall on July 9 brought the S&T community together for a conversation on race. All town halls can be viewed online at chancellor.mst.edu/virtual-town-hall.
Abigail Carr, a Missouri S&T junior majoring in mechanical engineering, was studying at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland when the U.S. State Department’s Level 4 Travel Advisory in March sent her scrambling to get home after two months of her semester abroad. “I had no idea where I was going to live upon my return,” says Carr, who faced a mandatory 14-day quarantine and could not go home to St. Louis because of high-risk family members. “I had already paid rent in Cork and was not receiving a refund, so I had little funds to support myself and no way to get a job.” Thanks to the Miner Resilience Fund, Carr received financial help with her flight fees and quarantine housing costs in Rolla. “Without this help, I would have been scrambling,” she says. “Thank you to all who have helped me and others during these stressful times.” READ MORE