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Monthly News Archives: May 2014

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Undergraduate research sets Treece up for success

Working for three years as an undergraduate researcher in Sarah Orton’s lab was invaluable experience to recent civil engineering alumnus Zach Treece.


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Research opportunities draw Fidalgo to MU

Maria Fidalgo joined the faculty of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in January as an associate professor after nine years at the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.


Monday, May 19th, 2014

Researcher receives $1.5 Million NIH grant to study vascular factors in Alzheimer’s disease

With help from a $1.5 million grant from the NIH, Bioengineering Department Associate Professor James Lee will continue to look for clues into the causes of Alzheimer’s.


Thursday, May 15th, 2014

MUII director appointed ECE chairman

After 14 years with the University of Missouri and countless accomplishments, Chi-Ren Shyu is ready for his next challenge. Shyu will become chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department on June 1, taking over for former interim chair Scott Kovaleski.


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

New assistant professor joins CHE department faculty

The Chemical Engineering Department will welcome Bret Ulery to its faculty as an assistant professor beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

MU alum Kianfar lands tenure-track position at Saint Louis University

MU alum Jalil Kianfar accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology in January.


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

New leadership takes the helm of MO Water Resources Reseach Center

Baolin Deng began his tenure as the Missouri Water Resources Research Center’s new director on March 1, replacing Professor Emeritus Tom Clevenger.


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

International students experience Six Flags

More than 30 students from Mizzou Engineering’s International Student Programs traveled by bus to Six Flags St. Louis in April. They spent the day riding roller coasters, enjoying new foods and more. See the slideshow here.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

Program provides innovative opportunities in immersive environment

The hands-on approach at the University of Missouri has suited Tianbo Wang just fine since his arrival from Shanghai University. The opportunity to work on different projects and free reign to be innovative has been a boost for the computer science major.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

Research, volunteer work occupy international student’s time

Mingda Li is a graduate research assistant at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), where she works with segregating nanoparticles and also as a group of 10 tasked with quality control.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

Clubs, IAC make Mizzou a new home for international student

Yi Dong is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery and is chair for International Chapter Development with the Institution of Industrial Engineers. Dong also is involved with honors societies Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

Skills of steel: Team work solidifies international student’s MU experience

Columbia, Mo. is a long way from the steel and industrial town of Anshan in the Liaoning province of China, and Qiwen Guo has enjoyed the opportunity to experience both.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

Undergrad’s research blends major with physics

Rising ChE senior Sonja Glaser works with an atomic force microscope in a physics lab to examine non-fouling polymers.


Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Diversity students visit MoDOT

University of Missouri College of Engineering diversity students traveled to the Missouri Department of Transportation headquarters in Jefferson City to meet with MoDOT engineers and learn about the different tasks and machines used by MoDOT researchers and engineers.


Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

ChE alum navigates three decades of industry

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Guenther’s graduation from MU with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and it also will be his 30th anniversary of employment with Kansas City-based Black & Veatch.


Monday, May 5th, 2014

Student-built software rolls out to Columbia Public Schools

Grant Scott was able to partner with Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to develop a web application to digitize and automate the district’s magnet school application process s part of his Software Engineering 4320 class.


Monday, May 5th, 2014

Team travels to annual competition with new name, car

The Mizzou Eco-Racing team won two awards at the 2014 Shell Eco-marathon in Houston, Texas, April 25-27. It won the competition’s Communication Award and also received second place in the urban concept hydrogen fuel cell category.


Monday, May 5th, 2014

Multiple moves contribute to alumnus’ life education

The proverbial rolling stone gathered no moss, but for chemical engineering alumnus Bill Herring, who spent most of his life moving from place-to-place, the opposite is true.


Monday, May 5th, 2014

Five MU undergrads named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Shakked Halperin, William McNeary, Ali Ross, Megan Schroeder and Sital Uprety were selected to be NSF Graduate Research Fellows. As such, each will receive a three-year annual $32,000 stipend in support of their pursuit of an advanced degree.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

My Two Cents application claims top honors at RJI Tech Showcase

My Two Cents Radio, developed an Android mobile application that attempts to popularize public media through social media integration and uses a new model for consumers to fund content, winning the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Tech Showcase competition.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

New course uses drones to inspire student innovation

Thirty students in the Information Technology program will spend two afternoons each week testing software they engineer for use in unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Missouri WTS chapter selects two from MU for scholarships

This spring, Missouri’s WTS chapter selected two young women — Paige Martz and Yue Zhang — majoring in civil engineering at the University of Missouri as scholarship recipients.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Bench dedicated in honor of Nell Lafferre

When Nell Lafferre passed away in June 2013, the Jefferson Club Trustees decided to honor the memory and efforts of their spunky colleague, doing so by dedicating a bench in her honor.


Thursday, May 1st, 2014

U.S. senator and Engineering alumnus Heinrich to speak at convocation

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is proud to host U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico as its 2014 spring convocation speaker. Heinrich graduated from MU in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering.