Missouri S&T Miners refers to the students, graduates, and sports teams of Missouri University of Science and Technology. The nickname "Miner", or a variation of it, is common at mining schools in many states. The teams compete in Division II of NCAA sports. Missouri S&T was a long-time member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association until they joined the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2005. Missouri S&T's official school colors are silver and gold. Men's teams are referred to as Miners and women's teams the Lady Miners.