To find top engineering talent in the Show-Me State, all one needs to do is look around. With institutions like the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, turning out 2,525 graduates a year — 84 percent of which are engineering graduates — there’s a veritable army of engineering talent in the state, according to an article from the Site Selection team.
Missouri S&T consistently earns accolades and high marks among the top schools in the state. USA Today ranked Missouri S&T as No. 3 in the top 10 schools in the US for an engineering degree — placing it among the top 1 percent of universities in the country that offer the degree. College Factual has also rated the school as a top choice for veterans and gave it a “great price” rating.
The university is focused on four signature research areas: advanced manufacturing, advanced materials for sustainable infrastructure, enabling materials for extreme environments and smart living. Innovation and entrepreneurship are key goals at the university. A variety of programs, including the Student Business Incubator Program, support students as they pursue innovative ideas and their own small businesses.
Robert Schwartz, professor of Materials Science and Engineering and economics, notes the school’s strong emphasis on STEM disciplines distinguishes the university from others around the state.
“We are among a handful of STEM-focused institutions in the nation, and that emphasis provides opportunities to serve Missouri and Missourians with innovative, technology-focused approaches to solve some of our most critical issues, from infrastructure and advanced manufacturing to energy and environmental sustainability,” he says.