Landmarks: No. 20-31

Campus landmarks like Stonehenge, the Puck or even our “smokestacks” are among the special elements that unite the S&T community.

20_Millennium Arch.jpgNo. 20: Millennium Arch
Forged by waterjet technology, this modern yet somehow Flintstones-like landmark resides in front of Castleman Hall. Students have been known to decorate it for Greek Week and Homecoming. Made of Missouri red granite, the sculpture was predictably dedicated near the turn of the last century.
21_Puck.jpgNo. 21: The Puck
Mizzou has its columns. Texas has a tall tower. Georgia has some famous hedges that football games are played between. But S&T has the one and only Puck.
No. 22: Observatory
Each semester the observatory gives the public a chance to see the moon, Jupiter and other celestial wonders (weather permitting).
23_Stonehenge.jpgNo. 23: Stonehenge
Approximately 160 tons of granite, cut by waterjet technology at S&T, were used to make this scaled-down replica of the prehistoric English monument.
No. 24: Smart bridge
No trolls live under this campus bridge. Because it’s so smart. (It’s equipped with sensors for research purposes.)
No. 25: Historic emblem
Hammers, a gear and a chain. The historic emblem conveys the university’s mining tradition, the pursuit of knowledge, and the link between MSM, UMR and Missouri S&T.
No. 26: Rolla Building The oldest building on campus now houses the mathematics and statistics department.
No. 27: Library
The library was named after one of the university’s previous leaders, Curtis Laws Wilson.
28_Smokestacks.jpgNo. 28: Smokestacks
Technically they’re steam towers. Love them or hate them, when you see them, you know you’re in Rolla.
No. 29: Nuclear reactor
The first of three in the state, S&T’s reactor is used for teaching and research.
No. 30: Solar Village
Four houses that use solar panels for energy sit on foundations on campus property. (June 21 is the best day of the year for this little village.)
No. 31: Greenhouse
You won’t find petunias or cantaloupes in this garden located at the top of Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Most of the plants here are grown for environmental research.

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Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

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Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

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