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Monthly News Archives: May 2015

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Foundation celebrates life of MU engineering alum

The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation was established in the memory of 2001 MU mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate Josh Seidel, who died in 2013 while repairing equipment at his company, Caliber Cast Stone.


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

AASHTO names diverging diamond interchange project to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

RNAMiner makes transcriptomic, genomic data analysis easier

Jianlin Cheng, associate professor of computer science, and doctoral students Jilong Li and Jie Hou recently developed RNAMiner, a website making it easier for those in the biological sciences to analyze genomic and transcriptomic data.


Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Computer science, IT students showcase innovative work

The Computer Science and IT Showcase held by Upsilon Pi Epsilon advertised participation as “an opportunity for students in Computer Science and Information Technology at Mizzou to showcase their work, including academic research, independent study, personal or group projects.”


Friday, May 15th, 2015

Civil engineering doctoral alum earns top marks from ASCE conference

Dan Ding earned first-place honors in the student poster competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Annual Kansas City Geotechnical Conference on April 23 with her poster, titled “Reliability of Shallow Foundations Designed Using LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) with Different Numbers of Strength Measurements.”


Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Nanoantenna project cements doctoral student’s place in research

What cemented Zach Thacker’s decision to pursue graduate school was the research he conducted. He first worked on some nuclear engineering projects, then got involved with the nanoantenna project. Thacker called the work for that project the moment “when he knew he loved grad school.”


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Mother/Daughter Engineering Day a success

Mother/Daughter Day is aimed at young women and includes mothers who actively will be involved in helping their daughters make decisions about their futures. Activities may serve also to introduce mothers to “what engineers do.”


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Walker, director of administrative services, retires

A staple of MU Engineering, Marty Walker brought a decorated career to a close with his recently announced retirement.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Building Update: Campus facilities outlines building access points

University of Missouri Campus Facilities has outlined the areas in and around Lafferre Hall to be affected by the renovation.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

SEDS’ weather balloon reaches new heights

On April 18, 2015, a group of MU engineers gathered to launch a balloon from Carnahan Quad. They attached a camera to take video footage of the balloon’s ascent, flight and descent.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Robotics Design Challenge engages Missouri youth

Problem solving and communication were big aspects of the 10th Annual Robotics Design Challenge, also known as the LEGO Challenge, which took place in the auditorium of MU’s Engineering Building West on April 11. Around 145 elementary and middle-schoolers from across Missouri came to Columbia for the event.


Monday, May 4th, 2015

Iraqi pioneer shares expertise during one-year visiting professorship

In 2014, Saba Adnan Gheni served as the first woman president of an Iraqi university. She now is teaching Mizzou students as a visiting professor with a one-year appointment in the Chemical Engineering Department.


Monday, May 4th, 2015

Three student organizations earn top honors

A trio of student organizations with ties to the University of Missouri College of Engineering recently earned prestigious honors for their work in the last year. The MU student chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Upsilon Pi Epsilon were lauded for their efforts.


Friday, May 1st, 2015

Chemical researcher strikes a chord with double major

The worlds of chemical engineering and classical clarinet aren’t as synonymous as the latter might be with someone like Benny Goodman. But as a disciple of both subjects, Holly Dinkel finds the two co-exist harmoniously.