Celebrate our 150th anniversary

Men lined up to march during St. Pat's festivities with the Rolla Building and Power Plant in background.

Missouri S&T was chartered on Feb. 24, 1870, as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, and classes were called to order on Nov. 6, 1871. The first technological institution west of the Mississippi — and one of the first in the nation — the university was a product of the Morrill Act of 1862 and the land-grant movement of the late 19th century. In 2020-21, we will mark a 150-year legacy of discovery, creativity and innovation. Please join us as we honor the university's past, celebrate its present and envision its future.

April 2 Open Forum

If you missed the April 2 Open Forum, you can still view the presentation. The next open forum will be held this fall.

 

150th Advisory Committee

The 150th Advisory Committe advises a core team of Missouri S&T staff and faculty (the work group) charged with developing plan and tactics to celebrate the Missouri S&T 150th anniversary in 2020-2021.

Mini-grant program

The 150th Anniversary Mini-Grant Program helps fund projects and activities that best meet the goals of celebrating this milestone anniversary and raising S&T’s visibility to key audiences.

History book

Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of History, tells the story of Missouri S&T’s history from its founding in 1870 to today.

Goals and tentative event timeline

Learn more about the goals for the university's 150 anniversary celebration and review some of the tentative plans.