2022-2026 Vision

Strengthen our international reputation through transformative and solution inspired research in all Strategic Pillars and create a vibrant community of student and faculty research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Strategic Focus Areas


Pursue more proposals, especially large ones, enhance proposal success rate, increase expenditures, and establish Kummer Centers of Excellence

Core and Emerging Areas

Invest in core areas and a couple of emerging areas to sustain growth of scholarly work, commercialization, and spinoff goals


Increase research active faculty, strategic hiring of faculty, retention of research active faculty members

Graduate Students

 Increase number of graduate students, post-docs, and NTT research faculty

Missouri Manufacturing Ecosystem

Establish the Missouri Manufacturing Ecosystem

Patent Portfolio

Maintain a strong patent portfolio and a revenue-generating IP licensing enterprise

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Create an entrepreneurial ecosystem with supportive functions and guiding mechanisms


Establish a community of innovative and entrepreneurial students

2019 Research Roadmap

In late 2019 campus leadership decided that it was important for S&T to take a new look at its research in preparation for the next 7-10 years. Guided in part by the 2018 Strategic Plan, a process called Research Roadmap was enacted to refine the vision and lay out action plans:

 “Missouri S&T will be the leading public technological research university for discovery, creativity and innovation. We will cultivate curiosity, creativity and confidence in our graduates. We will be the institution of choice for partners around the world seeking a highly qualified, talented and entrepreneurial workforce; innovative research; relevant educational program.” 

“We aspire to be among the list of R1: Highest Research Activity universities. Doubling our annual research expenditures by 2025 is an audacious but achievable goal that will contribute to this higher classification.”

Research Roadmap Reports

View the Roadmap to R1 webinar that was held 5/6/2021.

Below are the reports that resulted from our Research Roadmap effort:

Data Science
Intelligent Systems
Materials Research
Workforce Development