S&T Day kicks off 150th celebrations

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On March 3, 2020

Rotunda of Capitol

Tom Wagner/Missouri S&T

On Feb. 25, 150 years and one day after former Missouri Gov. Joseph W. McClurg signed the legislation that created Missouri S&T, university officials, students, alumni and supporters celebrated the university’s founding at the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Watch this video for a recap of the day’s events.

Speakers talked about what S&T means locally and globally.

“During the past 150 years, I can’t think of a university that had more of an impact in the scientific and engineering breakthroughs that fuel the economy and Missouri,” says Dr. Mun Choi, president of University of Missouri System.

“S&T has a wonderful heritage of excellence but our best days are ahead of us yet,” says Dr. Mo Dehghani, chancellor of Missouri S&T.

Topics that drew the most applause included career opportunities, Joe Miner, St. Pat’s history and celebrations, and design teams

Kaden Kessinger, president of the Student Council, mentioned the 2017 world championship of the Mars Rover Student Design competition.

“Our university knows that when they give us the tools and the resources, we will beat and exceed expectations every single time,” Kessinger says. “Our students can only excel because we have extraordinary mentors to propel them forward.”

Following the ceremony, attendees participated in hands-on activities with Makerspace students and Dr. Dave Westenberg; toured an S&T pop-up museum and archival display; and signed a six-foot-wide proclamation.

To celebrate our 150th anniversary, on-campus kickoff of events are planned during S&T’s Homecoming Weekend Oct. 16-18, and events will continue through November 2021, which will mark the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes at Missouri S&T.

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