On Feb. 25, 150 years and one day after former Missouri Gov. Joseph W. McClurg signed the legislation that created Missouri S&T, university officials, students, alumni and supporters celebrated the university’s founding at the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri.

“S&T has a wonderful heritage of excellence but our best days are ahead of us yet,” says Dr. Mo Dehghani, chancellor of Missouri S&T. Topics that drew the most applause included career opportunities, Joe Miner, St. Pat’s history and celebrations, and design teams.

Following the ceremony, attendees participated in hands-on activities with Makerspace students and Dr. Dave Westenberg; toured an S&T pop-up museum and archival display; and signed a six-foot-wide proclamation.

To celebrate our 150th anniversary, on-campus kickoff of events are planned during S&T’s Homecoming Weekend Oct. 16-18, and events will continue through November 2021, which will mark the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes at Missouri S&T.