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Monthly News Archives: January 2015

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Grad student named MTC Student of the Year

Civil engineering graduate student Tim Cope was recently named the Midwest Transportation Center’s Student of the Year. Cope was selected from applicants of the four states that comprise the Midwest Regional University Transportation Center.


Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Engineer siblings’ scholarship honors parents

Mike, Keith, Paula and Larry Sims, recently endowed an MU College of Engineering scholarship in their parents’ honor. The Sims Engineering Scholarship will support engineering students with financial need.


Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

MU Engineering hosts first-ever FIG Engineering Olympics

The MU College of Engineering’s first-ever Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Engineering Olympics were held at the College early in December. The event was the final project for the engineering FIG program.


Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Anonymous gift used to launch Women in Engineering Center

MU Engineering opened its new Women in Engineering Center in 2015. Professor Kate Trauth serves as center director, and Jayme Gardener has been hired as its programs coordinator.


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Tech field points Air Force ROTC, CS student in right direction

Many graduates enter the work force after earning their degrees. Life post-graduation for Air Force ROTC students, such as Cadet Colonel Ben Riemann, is different. Nearly all ROTC graduates wait for their next assignments, and in Riemann’s case, the computer science senior, will have a month before heading west.


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Fulbright Scholarship brings world traveler to Mizzou

Computer technology was “mysterious and even magic,” to a young Ronny Bazan Antequera. Chasing that magic led him from his hometown of La Paz, Bolivia, to training courses in Japan and India and finally to the brink of his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri.


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Mizzou Amateur Radio Club returns to the airwaves

A group of enthusiasts at the University of Missouri recently revived the dormant Amateur Radio Club to spread their love of medium across campus.


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Paper on fuzzy rose diagrams lands top student paper award

Doctoral student Andrew Buck and Professor James Keller teamed up to earn Best Student Paper at the 2014 IEEE SSCI event in Orlando, Fla., for the paper “Visualizing Uncertainty with Fuzzy Rose Diagrams.”


Monday, January 26th, 2015

Engineering’s spring career fair approaches; get the app and get ready

Engineering students whose next summer’s to-do list include an internship, co-op or a fulltime job should begin preparing for MU Engineering’s spring career fair, scheduled to take place on the Hearnes Center Concourse from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.


Monday, January 26th, 2015

Building Update: Phase one complete

Construction on Lafferre Hall is on schedule. The first phase of the replacement of the 1935 and 1944 additions is completed. All offices have been moved, and only two labs remain on the second floor.


Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Late IMSE professor emeritus Miller leaves a lasting legacy

Owen Miller, who died Nov. 26 in Kansas City, Mo., at age 92, joined the University of Missouri faculty as an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department in 1964, working his way up to full professor before his retirement in 1992 as a professor emeritus.


Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Associate professor finds breakthrough in negative elastic wave refraction

Guoliang Huang, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, recently had a paper published detailing the creation of an elastic metamaterial with engravings that allow for the negative refraction of elastic waves.


Monday, January 5th, 2015

Two computer science faculty members tabbed for expert comment

A pair of computer science faculty members recently were called upon for expert comment by several media outlets. Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam was quoted in several stories dealing with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the websites of the City of Columbia and KOMU TV, and Associate Professor Kannappan Palaniappan was quoted in a pair of stories dealing with the use of drones for image detection and mapping.