Missouri S&T Day at the Capitol
On Feb. 24, 1870, Missouri Governor Joseph W. McClurg signed the act to establish a school of mines and metallurgy in southeast Missouri. That act led to the creation of the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, which later became the University of Missouri-Rolla, known today as Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). On Feb. 25, 2020, 150 years and one day after Gov. McClurg’s action, Missouri S&T’s accomplishments and impact on the State of Missouri were celebrated with Missouri S&T Day at the State Capitol. The event was open to the public and showcased informational historical banners, hands-on demonstrations, student design teams, and speakers, including Gov. Parson and University of Missouri President Mun Choi.