Missouri S&T’s 150th Anniversary
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) was chartered on February 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 2020-2021, Missouri S&T will mark a 150-year legacy of discovery, creativity, and innovation through a series of events, including notable speakers, performances, time capsule creation, and exhibits. The 13-month celebration will kick-off at Homecoming in 2020 and wrap up in November 2021.