Igniting discovery, creativity and innovation

The Kummer Institute was established in 2020 through a gift of $300 million from benefactors June and Fred Kummer. The Kummer Institute creates broad STEM outreach and engagement to and with K–12 communities, supports student success and growth at S&T, elevates the university as an educational and research institution, and drives economic development regionally, statewide and beyond.

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Recruiting for Kummer Institute Leadership Positions

The Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development at Missouri S&T is seeking exceptional, visionary leaders to lead the Institute as it redefines higher education for the next 150 years. [View the positions]


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Kummer Center for STEM Education

The Kummer Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education provides equal access to STEM-related fields and experiences to PK-12 students and education professionals in underserved, underrepresented, and rural communities in Missouri.

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The four research centers

The four centers of the Kummer Institute leverage academic-industry connections to focus learning and research in areas with economic and industry impact.

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In memoriam, Fred. S. Kummer (1929-2021)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Fred S. Kummer, who passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. “We have lost a true champion for S&T and for higher education,” said Missouri S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani. “No individual was more supportive of this institution, and no individual more passionate about advancing this university’s mission, than Fred Kummer.”

Memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis, MO, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, or online at: shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/st-louis

All donations must mention St. Louis for the funds to stay in St. Louis. Read more>>

News and Highlights

Kummer Day at Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T celebrated its first Kummer Day Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, on the first anniversary of the $300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer.

Inaugural Kummer Vanguard Scholars and Kummer Innovation and Entrepreneurship Doctoral Fellows discussed their educational experience, and Missouri S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani presented his first annual report in what will become a yearly occurrence.

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Kummer Institute

1100 N. Pine St., Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: (573) 341-6103
Email: ki@mst.edu

Operating Hours

Monday:8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday:8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday:8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday:8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday:8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.