Senate appropriations chairman and vice chairman tour MU

Sen. Rob Mayer, left, visits with MU College of Engineering Dean Jim Thompson as MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and other tour participants cross Francis Quadrangle.

Sen. Rob Mayer, left, visits with MU College of Engineering Dean Jim Thompson as MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and other tour participants cross Francis Quadrangle.

From left, Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Sen. Rob Mayer listen as Marty Walker from the College of Engineering discusses the transition between old and new parts of the engineering building.

From left, Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Sen. Rob Mayer listen as Marty Walker from the College of Engineering discusses the transition between old and new parts of the engineering building.

Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Sen. Rob Mayer listen as Marty Walker from the College of Engineering describes challenges of renovating an old laboratory room.

Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Sen. Rob Mayer listen as Marty Walker from the College of Engineering describes challenges of renovating an old laboratory room.