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Monthly News Archives: April 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Manring appointed interim associate dean

Noah D. Manring, the Glen A. Barton Professor of mechanical engineering, was appointed interim associate dean for research of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, effective May 15.


Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Blast-resistant glass research places third

A University of Missouri College of Engineering student in mechanical and aerospace engineering won third place at a National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop for his work in producing a new, thinner variety of blast-resistant glass.


Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

IT students delve into system prototyping

IT instructor Matthew Dickinson’s course on “System Prototyping with Hardware and Software,” is giving the students a crack at modifying and repurposing existing products, using open-source components and a bit of coding know-how.


Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Small materials have big potential

When it comes to maintaining quality water resources, it turns out that even the smallest solution can have a major impact. Researchers from both the Chemical and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments have discovered that some very tiny materials can effectively treat water.


Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Lithium research earns first place prize

MU chemical engineering graduate student Misty Sinclair received first place for her presentation at the Central States Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (CSMMS) spring meeting. She presented this research on a poster and as a student speaker at the March meeting. The first place prize included an iPad mini.


Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Trio competes at first international competition

A team of three students from the University of Missouri College of Engineering was one of two American teams to be the first participants of the International Grundfos Challenge. Daniel Nabelek, Adam Byrnes and Stephen Stepanovich took part in the international competition.


Monday, April 22nd, 2013

CS student attains Central Michigan professorship

A computer science student will soon make his final departure from MU, making the momentous jump from pupil to teacher. Jesse Eickholt, doctoral candidate in computer science, accepted an assistant professorship with Central Michigan University (CMU) where he will start in July.


Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

CHE student society spearheads department’s Lab Day efforts

Members of the Chemical Engineering Department’s honors society, Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE), brainstormed four exhibits for Engineers’ Week annual Lab Day event. President Wilson McNeary said club members focused on creating exhibits that appealed to all ages.


Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Student pioneers revived dual-degree program

Johnny Tucker didn’t intend to be a trailblazer. But his interest in improving health care led him to become the very first student in the dual master of health administration (MHA) and master of science in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE).


Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Diversity alumnus spotlight: Eric Thomas

In the four years since graduation, Eric Thomas, BS EE ’09, has been promoted twice and moved three times for his career. Immediately after graduation, he began working for Norfolk Southern Railroad in Conway, Pa., and later Sheffield, Ala., and back to Conway.


Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Undergraduate learns the value of hard work, leadership

Mechanical engineering senior Traonna Clark credits her experience with classes, internships, student organizations and work with the faculty for her success in college.


Monday, April 1st, 2013

Engineering legacy: MU Engineering flourishes under first dean

What began as a generic course instructing land surveying and how to read topography maps flourished to three departments and a new building during the 16 years under MU Engineering’s first dean in the late 19th century.


Monday, April 1st, 2013

CS student wins ‘Monopoly’-themed coding challenge

A bot built by University of Missouri computer science freshman Ryan Endacott swept the board at a small head-to-head game of monopoly against students at Missouri S&T: “Miners and Tigers and Codes, Oh My!”


Monday, April 1st, 2013

Foreign excursions combine intense cultural experience with academics

With a plethora of short-term options through the College of Engineering’s study abroad office, an academic excursion overseas is within reach for many engineering majors. Since trips began, about 150 engineering students have studied abroad.