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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will visit campus Thursday, July 2, to tour Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall and sign ceremonial copies of two pieces of legislation promoting education and careers in mathematics, engineering, science and technology.
The event begins at 2:30 p.m. with a tour of the structures lab in the CE building, followed by a signing ceremony in the CE building’s Kummer Atrium. The campus community is invited to attend.
During his visit, Nixon will sign House Bill 506, which requires the governor to proclaim the first week in March as Math, Engineering, Science and Technology (METS) Week each year. In addition, Nixon will sign Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, which establishes Oct. 3 as Science Day in Missouri. These annual observances will help teachers and business leaders across the state increase awareness of the importance of education and careers in these in-demand fields.
Signing these pieces of legislation on the Missouri S&T campus underscores the vital role S&T plays in breaking new ground in scientific and engineering research and in training Missourians for the high-tech, 21st-century jobs.