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Monthly News Archives: May 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Engineering, journalism students present collaborations at tech showcase

Engineering and journalism students shared the fruits of their labor from the past semester — or in some cases longer — at the University of Missouri Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Technology Showcase in May.


Friday, May 31st, 2013

App designer student codes winning smartphone app

A new smartphone app, unveiled at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Tech Showcase in May, promises to give university students more assurance of a safe walk across campus.


Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Winning paper describes a revolutionary approach to mapping

James Keller, Curators’ Professor and the R.L. Tatum professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Andrew Buck, a doctoral student in ECE, won “Best overall paper” at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence.


Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

International efforts recognized

JR Swanegan, director of study abroad, international and diversity outreach for the College of Engineering, and Balavinayagam Ramalingam, were recently nominated for a campuswide award that recognizes their internationalization efforts for the college.


Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

New members help EWB implement first project

While many of their classmates headed to tropical, resort locations for Spring Break, seven members of the University of Missouri’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled south to the small Central American town of Ciudad España, Honduras to implement a project three years in the making.


Thursday, May 16th, 2013

International student dives into research, organizations

Lingshuang Wu’s research interests focus on cloud computing, Android programming and artificial intelligence. She is studying computer science through MU Engineering’s Coordinated Undergraduate Degree Program.


Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

American activities introduce new culture to international students

The College of Engineering’s Coordinated Degree Programs office organizes several events throughout the year that enable visiting students from partner universities to experience American activities and culture.


Monday, May 13th, 2013

Associate teaching professor retires after 13 years

After 13 years of working as an associate teaching professor in the MU College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department, Markita Price is retiring. Computer science department chair Professor Dong Xu presented Price with a plaque commemorating her dedication and service to the department.


Monday, May 13th, 2013

Chemical engineering alumnus enjoys challenge of diverse jobs

Dave Cockrill is an alumnus of the College of Engineering who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1985 and is currently the first plant manager at a plant in the Kansas City area.


Friday, May 10th, 2013

Environmental research takes second, third at forum

In the inaugural year of a new category at the 30th annual Research and Creative Activities Forum, two MU chemical engineering students won second and third place in the Engineering/Computer & Information Sciences category. Jing Wang, who won second place, and Jiangyun Zhu, who took third said they practiced a lot for the presentation.


Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Ireland trip serves as launching pad for graduate’s global studies

A study abroad trip to Ireland gave graduating mechanical engineering senior Lily Ellebracht a taste of international study. She isn’t fluent in Spanish, but that didn’t stop her from answering “Yes!” when she found she’d been accepted into graduate school in Barcelona, Spain.


Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

NRC faculty development grant funds thorium research

A grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being used to fund research conducted by Matthew Bernards, assistant professor of chemical engineering and nuclear engineering, with Pinhero serving as a mentor.


Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Chemical engineering industry board serves its students

Members of the Chemical Engineering Department’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) visit the department twice annually for department updates and to determine how they can help the department and its students studying chemical engineering.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Research, service common among CHE ‘outstanding students’

Two undergraduate students and two graduate students were recognized as the Outstanding Students from the Chemical Engineering Department at the Missouri Honor Awards banquet, which capped-off Engineers’s Week 2013.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Student research mentor, posters garner awards

At the “Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum” held April 23, chemical engineering Assistant Professor Matthew Bernards won the Office of Undergraduate Research’s 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, and engineering students took top honors for their research posters.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Tigergen infographic wins $5,000 prize

Tigergen, MU Engineering’s hydrogen car team, competed at the annual Shell Eco-Marathon competition. While the team car didn’t take the top prize it its category, the team did win the $5,000 top prize for its design of an infographic for a new element to this year’s competition.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Engineering legacy: Civil engineering’s first black graduate

Clarence Mabin’s story is not unlike that of many successful MU engineering alumni, but as the first black graduate in civil engineering, the story of his path to success isn’t quite as typical.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

High school students compete in ‘Frontiers in Design’ competition

Partnering with Columbia Public School and State Farm Insurance, the University of Missouri hosted the “Frontiers in Design” competition, which asked area high school students to develop a solution and a marketing plan to a surgical deficiency.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

New alumni initiative launched by CHE Department

Department leaders in chemical engineering are working with alumni to launch a Chemical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. With support from the department’s Industry Advisory Board, the academy will further establish ways for alumni to be a part of the department.


Monday, May 6th, 2013

Skubic named honorary nursing alumna, distinguished former student

Marjorie Skubic, an MU professor with joint appointments in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, received two honors in April from the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and her Alma mater, Texas A&M University.


Monday, May 6th, 2013

Photo essay: Engineers race cardboard train against ‘Titanic’

A team of students from the College of Engineering raced against a cardboard Titanic Saturday, April 20 for the Second Mid-Missouri Cardboard Regatta 
Float Your Boat for the Food Bank, sponsored by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.


Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Researcher named to KC magazine’s list of ‘Missourians You Should Know’

Shubhra Gangopadhyay, the C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at the University of Missouri, was recently named one of Ingram’s “50 Missourians You Should Know” for 2013.


Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Dean Thompson receives alumni award from alma mater

James E. Thompson, dean of the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, was recognized as one the 2013 Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering’s Distinguished Engineers at Texas Tech University.


Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Traffic engineering student wins first place for paper

MU civil engineering graduate student Boris Claros won first place at the ITS Heartland Student Competition for his paper analyzing traffic patterns on D.C.’s Interstate 495 corridor between Interstates 95 and 66. In particular, he focused on the congestion issues around the American Legion Memorial Bridge.