Time Capsule Item Ideas

As part of the 150th anniversary, S&T created a time capsule that was closed on Nov. 5, 2021, with instructions to be opened during S&T’s bicentennial in 2071.

Contents

  1. Missouri S&T paperweight made at the university’s Hot Glass Shop. Provided by Dr. Mary R. Reidmeyer, Teaching Associate Professor of Ceramic Engineering, and three-time ceramic engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1978, master’s degree in 1984 and doctoral degree in 1989.
  2. Black fabric face mask imprinted with the 150th anniversary logo. Masks were provided to graduates by the provost’s office at the May 2021 commencement ceremonies. Three buttons of various sizes were given out by Student Health Services to encourage students and employees to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the fall 2021 semester.
  3. Joe Miner (campus mascot) pin and a ring of the Order of the Engineer, an association for graduate and professional engineers in the U.S. that emphasizes pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Provided by the Missouri S&T civil, architectural and environmental engineering department.
  4. Missouri S&T University Police patch, shield and challenge coin. Provided by University Police.
  5. Special-edition 2020 Class of COVID memento manufactured by GiantMicrobes. Provided by Dr. David Westenberg, professor of biological sciences.
  6. Autographed copy of Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years, written by Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T. Provided by Missouri S&T marketing and communications.
  7. Spring 2020 edition of Southwinds: The Literary and Arts Magazine of Missouri S&T. Produced by the Southwinds Club for S&T students. The magazine is sponsored by the Department of English and Technical Communication. The magazine is published annually in the spring semester and distributed free of charge to the Missouri S&T community.
  8. Missouri S&T 150th anniversary button, lapel pin, Joe Miner (mascot) pin, tech cleaning cloth, anniversary coin, and 3-D printed 150th anniversary logo. Provided by marketing and communications.
  9. Brick from Bureau of Mines Building 1, which was  located south of the Havener Center near the intersection of University Drive and Bishop Ave. The four-story brick building was constructed in 1947 and slightly altered in 1950. The building was individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places in April 2017. Provided by Missouri S&T physical facilities.
  10. Brick from Missouri S&T’s power plant chimneys. More than five years after successfully decommissioning S&T’s World War II-era power plant, the university removed the plant’s two chimneys in early 2020 due to safety concerns and maintenance costs. Provided by Missouri S&T physical facilities.
  11. 2021 marked the bicentennial for the state. A small notepad of paper, key chain and Popsocket (an accessory that sticks to the back of an electronic device, most commonly a cell phone or tablet). Provided by the Missouri Bicentennial Commission.
  12. Replica hockey puck provided to attendees at the dedication of the Jack Carney Puck and Plaza. In 2021, its footprint was expanded to add a large circular plaza and seating, and new landscaped green spaces featuring native shrubs and grasses. The area was named in honor of Missouri S&T’s chancellor from 2005 to 2011. Provided by University Advancement.
  13. Event program provided to attendees at the dedication of the Jack Carney Puck and Plaza. In 2021, its footprint was expanded to add a large circular plaza and seating, and new landscaped green spaces featuring native shrubs and grasses. Provided by University Advancement.
  14. 2022 shamrock patch. Provided by Missouri S&T St. Pat’s Board.
  15. Missouri S&T St. Pat’s Sweatshirts from 2020, 2021 and 2022. Each fall the St. Pat’s Board reveals the next year’s sweatshirt design, an event that marks the official beginning of the merchandise season. Provided by Missouri S&T St. Pat’s Board.
  16. Proclamation of Gratitude Honoring Linda and Bipin Doshi. In October 2020, the couple made the largest individual contribution to an academic program in university history: a $10 million gift to the department of chemical and biochemical engineering. Provided by Missouri S&T.
  17. Autographed program signed by Yo-Yo Ma, who gave a performance as part of the 32nd Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series on March 4, 2017. Provided by Emily Brickler, Leach Theatre.
  18. Laminated photo of Yo-Yo Ma following his 2017 Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series performance on the Leach Theatre stage. Provided by Emily Brickler, Leach Theatre.
  19. 2021-22 season Entertainment Guide. Provided by Leach Theatre, Missouri S&T.
  20. Summer 2020 edition of Missouri S&T Magazine, “Celebrating 150 Years.” Provided by Missouri S&T marketing and communications and the Miner Alumni Association.
  21. Summer 2021 edition of  Missouri S&T Magazine, “Into the Next Century and Beyond.” Provided by Missouri S&T marketing and communications and the Miner Alumni Association.
  22. Photo of the 2020-21 Missouri S&T Police Department Staff.
  23. Commemorative pack of items mailed to alumni for virtual kickoff of 150th anniversary in 2020. Pack includes a Joe Miner (mascot) print, a metal bookmark, a collection of 10 vintage-style postcards, and a printed invitation with directions on how to join the event virtually. Provided by Missouri S&T marketing and communications.
  24. 2021-22 printed calendar “Honoring Our Past, Envisioning the Future.” Provided by Missouri S&T marketing and communications.
  25. Series of eight 3-inch brass-plated ornaments featuring campus buildings, landmarks and logos. Series begins in 2014 with Hasselmann Alumni House and concludes in 2021 with the historic emblem. Provided by the Miner Alumni Association. 
  26. Volunteer T-shirt for the 2021 Gold Rush 5K, which was held to raise funds to benefit the health and wellness fund at S&T. Provided by marketing and communications.
  27. Program from the October 29, 2017, performance by William Shatner, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.” Provided by Leach Theatre.
  28. Program from the October 14, 2021, St. Pat’s Panel Discussion, a 150th anniversary event. Provided by Missouri S&T history and political science.
  29. Program from the October 21, 2021, Eduard Kac presentation: “Telepresence, bio art and space poetry,” a 150th anniversary event. Provided by Missouri S&T arts, languages and philosophy.
  30. October 20, 2021, edition of the Missouri Miner. Provided by Missouri S&T.
  31. “Explosive etching” brass plate featuring the S&T logo. Provided by Dr. Catherine Johnson, associate professor of mining and explosives engineering.
  32. Missouri S&T pennant. Provided by marketing and communications.
  33. Leach Theatre T-shirt. Provided by Leach Theatre. 
  34. 2021 Fall Equinox T-shirt. Provided by the office of the provost.
  35. Fred S. Kummer Jr. memory book. Provided by Kummer Institute.
  36. Passport from Celebration of Nations 2021. Provided by international affairs.
  37. Student athlete graduation stole. Provided by athletics department.
  38. Athletic coin featuring Miner head and a 150-yeas mark. Provided by athletics department.
  39. Softball jersey. Provided by athletics department.
  40. Mineral samples. 1) Galena (PbS) — Mined in Missouri since the early 1800’s. 2)  Chalcopyrite (CuFeS2)  — A minor component of Missouri ores.  During our time in 2022 we are seeing increasing demand for  copper in the manufacture of electrical generating wind turbines and solar cells, the electrical transmission grid system, and electric vehicle engine cores. 3) Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4  — A minor component of Missouri ores and is spatially associated with chalcopyrite. Nickel and cobalt are traditionally used in manufacturing of metal alloys, with increasing demand in the green energy movement being allocated towards the development of lithium-ion batteries. Provided by geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering.
  41. Basketball jersey. Provided by athletics department.
  42. George’s Aunt Mildred program. Provided by marketing and communications.
  43. 2021 Founders Lunch program. Provided by marketing and communications.
  44. Original wood floor section from Gibson Arena. Provided by athletics department.
  45. S&T Miners key chain. Provided by athletics department.
  46. Challenge coins from Rolla First Responders, Fire and Police Departments. Provided by Ron Smith, Fire Chief, City of Rolla Fire and Rescue.
  47. 2021 Celebration of Nations T-shirt. Provided by international affairs.
  48. 150th anniversary commemorative poster. Provided by marketing and communications.
  49. Opening Week flag. Provided by new student programs.
  50. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Kummer thank-you ad. Provided by marketing and communications.
  51. Forged in Gold commemorative gift pack. Provided by marketing and communications.
  52. 150th anniversary save-the-date card. Provided by marketing and communications.
  53. 150th anniversary event program. Provided by marketing and communications.
  54. S&T Athletics face mask. Provided by athletics department.
  55. S&T Athletics posters. Provided by athletics department.
  56. 2020 and 2021 St. Pat’s Blarney Club member pins. Provided by Cheryl McKay, St. Pat’s Social Advisor.
  57. Flash drive with drawings of campus master plans and campus videos. Provided by marketing and communications and physical facilities.
The Missouri S&T 150th Anniversay Time Capsule. A steel box standing vertically.

At 33x23-inch, the stainless steel capsule will be placed in the new arrival district in 2022 and will be opened in 2071.

Time Capsule Item Suggestions

What do you think should be placed in the time capsule?

What do people of 2071 need to know about life at S&T today?

Submit your suggestion and check back throughout the year to see the final list.

Suggestions We’ve Received

  • A copy of Forged in Gold: Missouri’s First 150 Years
  • A carved, mini 150th anniversary cudgel (selected by the St. Pat’s board)
  • A memento from the City of Rolla to signify the excellent relationship between the city and university
  • Items pertaining to S&T’s response to COVID-19, such as student printed 3D face masks/shields, S&T face covering and literature pertaining to the response
  • 2020 or 2021 St. Pat’s sweatshirt
  • S&T branded face mask accompanied by information relating to the university's response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • USB/flash drive with folders for each student organization (design teams, fraternities, sororities, social clubs and others) containing pictures, videos and documents that showcase the diverse culture of the campus.