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Monthly News Archives: March 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

IMSE students, faculty honored at annual banquet

An adjunct faculty member and four students with the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department were recognized for their achievements at the 2013 Missouri Honor Awards banquet March 15.


Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Opportunities take IMSE student to new places

Jesse Schmidt has no fear of the unknown. When choosing a school or a program to study, he didn’t mind trying something new. When traveling, he chose a destination fewer people picked, and when talking about the future, he doesn’t mind the thought of exploring the world outside of his suburban, Minnesota town.


Monday, March 25th, 2013

Industrial engineers crowned king, queen to close 2013 Engineers’ Week

Two industrial engineering students reigned supreme as the King of Wit and Valor and the Queen of Love and Beauty of the 110th annual University of Missouri Engineers’ Week (E-Week) at the final event of the eight-day celebration, held in honor of St. Patrick.


Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Drones take journalism to new heights

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a journalism drone! When a news outlet wants aerial footage of traffic or scenery, they have to use a helicopter or plane. But with the collaborative efforts of the Missouri Drone Journalism Program, a new option may be available.


Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Transportation conference helps drive careers

Top researchers working in the field of transportation meet each year in Washington, D.C., for the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board meeting. This year, eight Mizzou graduate students from the Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Department attended and presented their research.


Thursday, March 21st, 2013

MU CELDi team earns third ‘Success Story’

The College of Engineering’s National Science Foundation-supported Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) achieved its third “Success Story” for its work on a project for CELDi industry member the Boeing Co. The project examines network design for the company’s distribution facilities.


Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

IIE chapter reaches out to younger students

Spreading the word about industrial engineering has been a major goal of MU’s student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers this past year. Their efforts to promote industrial engineering to younger students, which included hosting the 2012 South Central IIE Regional Conference, earned the group its first Gold Award.


Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Hybrid field: healthcare, industrial engineering converge

During her visit to MU, a presenter for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Series last September, Patricia Brennan, spent some time with the College of Engineering’s industrial and manufacturing systems engineering faculty members discussing the natural pairing of their professional field with nursing.


Monday, March 18th, 2013

Department’s traditions carry on through generations

Many engineering students’ first introduction to the field of engineering came from a family member. For some, not only is the tradition in engineering being carried on to the next generation, but also is following in family members’ footsteps at the same school.


Monday, March 18th, 2013

Associate dean-turned-student sets sights high

After earning his master’s and business degrees at a university abroad, Ecuadorian native Jorge Abad returned to his South American alma mater to teach, rising through the ranks and eventually becoming an associate dean. A student once more, he’s working on his doctoral degree through MU’s IMSE program.


Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Hard work pays off with great job offer

Na Deng had a hunch that MU’s College of Engineering would be a good place to study, and Columbia would be a nice place to live. Now that she’s graduated, she’s found that her hard work has paid off with a job offer from American Airlines.


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Viruses gain good reputation in bacteria treatment

Viruses are infamous during cold and flu season, but research from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department shows their effectiveness, especially when paired with more commonly-used methods, in destroying bacteria during wastewater treatment.


Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Visual impairment offers unique perspective on technology

Computer science senior Leah McCoy received intraocular implant surgery at 15. She’ll be the first to tell you that computer science is a highly visual field, and her experience with the field has given her the best insight into new forms of technology that can benefit many.


Monday, March 4th, 2013

MULTICOM, MUFOLD rank high in protein modeling competition

There are the astronomical odds to predicting protein structures. MULTICOM and MUFOLD — two MU College of Engineering protein structure prediction teams — competed in the most recent Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction competition.


Monday, March 4th, 2013

Three engineers among Mizzou ’39

Each year the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board reviews applications from top university seniors — weighing academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community — to select the Mizzou ’39.


Monday, March 4th, 2013

New teaching approach solves more than just basic problems

With the completion of a pilot program in 2011, two mechanical engineering faculty members are moving forward with a method of learning they hope will teach students to teach themselves.


Friday, March 1st, 2013

Engineering legacy: Endowments are forever

James S. Rollins, “father” of the University of Missouri, was instrumental in the land grant university’s placement in Columbia. He also created the first endowed scholarship in 1888, which each year is still awarded to six undergraduates, including a civil engineering major.