Celebrating 150 years

Please join us as we honor the university’s past, celebrate its present and envision its future, from October 2020 to November 2021.

Join us Homecoming weekend (Oct. 16–18, 2020) for festivities that will kick off the yearlong celebration. Be on the lookout for more details as our 150th anniversary nears.

Call and share your story

As part of the university’s 150th anniversary, we’re asking the Miner community to tell us their fondest memories and personal anecdotes. When you’re ready to add your voice to our story collector, call 833-Miner150 (833-646-3715).

Please note your call will be recorded and we will include selected stories on 150.mst.edu.

Commemorative history book

Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, tells the Missouri S&T story from its founding in 1870 to today in a commemorative history book that will be available by Homecoming 2020. Pre-order the book at a discount now for delivery in October 2020.

Many thanks

We’re grateful to our 150th Advisory Committee for guiding the celebration planning. The committee includes alumni, faculty, staff and community members. Recipients of mini-grants to help fund projects and activities that meet the goals of celebrating this milestone anniversary will be announced in December.

Around the Puck

“Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years”

In the 1870s, Rolla seemed an unlikely location for a new college. There were only about 1,400 residents in a community with more saloons than houses of worship. There were no paved streets, sewers or water mains. To visitors, there seemed to be as many dogs, hogs, horses, ducks and geese as humans walking the dusty streets.

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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2019

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Bringing clean water to South America

Assessing water quality, surveying mountaintop locations and building systems to catch rainwater — that’s how members of S&T’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their summer break.

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Geothermal goals exceeded

After five years of operation, Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system continues to outperform expectations. S&T facilities operations staff originally predicted the geothermal system would reduce campus water usage by over 10% — roughly 10 million gallons per year. The system, which went online in May 2014, cut actual water usage by 18 million to 20 […]

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What happens in Vegas…may appear in print

In his latest volume of Las Vegas lore, historian Larry Gragg says it was deliberate publicity strategies that changed the perception of Sin City from a regional tourist destination where one could legally gamble and access legalized prostitution just outside the city limits, to a family vacation spot filled with entertainment options and surrounded by […]

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