Capital Projects

Great universities are often known for their state-of-the-art facilities that attract world-class faculty, students and partners. The Kummer Foundation Board of Directors has awarded funds for capital projects to support advanced manufacturing and prototype development.

Missouri S&T students, faculty, departments and programs will use these new facilities to collaborate across disciplines to fuel the institute’s research breakthroughs. The institute will also advance its goals through external partnerships with industry, public and private research foundations and grant makers, governmental organizations, and consortia.

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Missouri Protoplex®

The Missouri Protoplex will support manufacturers' innovation goals by providing shared space, equipment and technology.

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Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab will reimagine the student experience, integrating programs and resources into a single central location.

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Welcome Center

Home to the admissions team, the Welcome Center will be the origin point of tours showcasing the S&T story. 


Support and Funding

The Kummer Institute Foundation Board of Directors generously provides 50 percent of the costs for capital projects. We welcome your support as we continue to seek additional funds for the many projects that are underway now or will be soon.

To learn more about naming opportunities at the Innovation Lab, the Missouri Protoplex or the Welcome Center, please contact Kristen Snyder Gallagher, executive director of development and strategic engagement.

Email  573‑341‑6050