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Monthly News Archives: June 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Associate professor Washer proposes new bridge inspection standards

Glenn Washer, an associate professor in MU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently completed a paper with the goal of creating a more risk-based set of standards for how frequently bridges require inspections.


Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Geowall, Concrete Bowling Team place high at annual ASCE conference

The University of Missouri chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s four competition teams, Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, Geowall and a new team, Concrete Bowling, took part in the annual competition at the Mid-Continent Student Conference April 24-25, 2014.


Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Civil academy welcomes nine new members

Nine alumni were inducted into the Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (CEADA) last year. The academy was established in 1998 to honor outstanding graduates and distinguished friends of the department.


Friday, June 20th, 2014

MU bioengineering one of 15 that ‘just might save the world’

WorldWideLearn.com, an online directory providing potential students with information on hundreds of colleges and universities, named MU’s Bioengineering Department as one of “15 Environmental Programs That Just Might Save the World.”


Friday, June 20th, 2014

Culvert research may ease the workload of MoDOT engineers

MoDOT researchers paired with Mizzou Engineers to find whether there was a way to save time and money load rating the department’s bridges.


Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Mizzou-rooted software apps find national appeal

Three software applications with ties to the MU College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department recently garnered mainstream media attention.


Monday, June 16th, 2014

IBM partnering with MU to prepare students for Big Data careers

IBM announced that it will partner with 28 schools and universities, including the University of Missouri, to help prepare students for the predicted 4.4 million jobs expected to be created worldwide by 2015 in support of Big Data.


Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Schwartz named interim dean

University of Missouri Interim Provost Ken Dean announced today that Bob Schwartz, chief of staff and custodian of records for the UM System, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2014.


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Assistant professor manages online database for soybean studies

The Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB), a free online data resource managed by assistant computer science research professor Trupti Joshi, allows collaboration to solve questions encountered in soybean research.


Monday, June 9th, 2014

Thompson to step down as dean in September

University of Missouri Interim Provost Ken Dean announced James E. Thompson will step down as dean of the MU College of Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2014.


Thursday, June 5th, 2014

MU CEE students take top two spots at poster competition

Two University of Missouri civil engineering students took top honors in the poster competition sponsored by the Central Missouri chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at May’s Traffic and Safety Conference in Columbia.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope

GENI a cloud infrastructure sponsored by the National Science Foundation allows researchers and others to set up virtual labs to share information, resources, data and more.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Distinguished alumnus’ life is a tapestry of accomplishment

Envisioning F. Robert Naka’s life as a tapestry might be the best way to examine it: a personal history woven with many different, vibrant threads that came together to create something extraordinary.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Entrepreneur finds success by investing in human resources, focusing on what his company does best

Lucrative job offers in Kansas City and Illinois couldn’t lure Scott Boyd away from Columbia after he completed his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Beverly, met at MU and both graduated in 1983, Beverly with a degree in animal science and agricultural economics.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Retired engineer finds pleasure in creative process

Ron Hollrah, BS CIE ’64, MS ’66, PhD ’71, has thrown himself into a variety of painting and woodworking projects since retiring in 2004, including a painting of Mizzou’s iconic columns he gave to College of Engineering Dean James Thompson.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Researchers refine a mechanical approach to a medical problem

To better care for neonatal infants, researchers have developed a computer model that allows a rigid machine to respond in a more delicate, more human way.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Computer simulation technique gains exposure

Twenty years after Zhen Chen’s team began investigations into what has been termed the “Material Point Method” (MPM), his research would be applied to an Academy Award-winning film.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

MAE professor receives UM System President’s Economic Development Award

Hao Li, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was surprised with the UM System President’s Award for Economic Development.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Mizzou Engineering Study Abroad to South Africa: January 4-17, 2014

What follows are excerpts of observations about life in another country — daily reflections from the pages of four student journals, with their permission.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Engineering Study Abroad Program takes flight, makes plans for the future

Miguel Ayllon likes to remind students who are considering an MU Engineering study abroad experience that as engineers in an increasingly global marketplace, they might eventually find themselves among colleagues in a country other than the United States.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Friendship influences a choice to study engineering, later models engineering scholarship

Guy and Louise Hackmann saw a photo of a longtime friend’s daughter at the Mizzou Engineering scholarship dinner representing her father’s endowment. It inspired them to also endow a scholarship.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Student Services Office takes aim at student success

Over the past four years, the MU College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services has assembled a suite of resources, a full court press of new and newly enhanced offerings, that take direct aim at student satisfaction, success and retention.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Alumni Notes

1970s John Brown, BS ME ’73, of Kansas City, Mo., was named a 2014 Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend in January […]


Monday, June 2nd, 2014

iBeacons signal new collaboration for app development class

Five University of Missouri computer science students spent just three months fast-tracking a new iOS app and recently saw how Runway Radar held up to its first real-world trial.