Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla has received a $2.5 million gift from Nucor Corp., the largest steel producer in the United States and North America’s largest recycler. The financial contribution will support the development of the university’s Arrival District, a major project that will create a welcoming entrance and reflect the energy and innovation of the university to campus visitors and passersby. Nucor is the first industry partner to contribute to the Arrival District and will have the events plaza named in the company’s honor.
The Arrival District is part of S&T’s 2020 Campus Master Plan and the Move Rolla Transportation Development District (TDD), a partnership between the city of Rolla, Phelps County, Phelps Health, and Missouri S&T. The transformational project will connect the university’s entry point off I-44 to campus through a series of landscape and building projects that also will improve access along Bishop Avenue and direct visitors through a grand entrance plaza into a campus commons area featuring gardens, walkways, and an expansive lawn.