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Monthly News Archives: June 2015

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Mizzou Racing places fifth in Lincoln

Mizzou Racing, the College of Engineering’s Formula SAE car team received fifth place overall at the 2015 FSAE Lincoln competition


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Material interactions research plays small role in large-scale reactor development

The materials interaction research of Assistant Professor Karl Hammond is just one small part of a large, international collaboration.


Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Assistant prof. earns Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Jian “Javen” Lin, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently was selected by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities as one of 35 recipients of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.


Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Retiring faculty member reflects on tech, teaching changes over last 30 years

ECE Professor Harry Tyrer will retire Aug. 1, 2015. He leaves behind a more than 30-year career with Mizzou Engineering.


Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

MAE major selected for a Gene M. Nelson Director Scholarship

Mechanical engineering major Kelsey Scheppers recently was one of three students selected for a Gene M. Nelson Director Scholarship by […]


Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

GAANN fellowship aims to train new teachers

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Missouri Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering a grant to fund talented doctoral students with financial need who anticipate a career in academia. GAANN grants are funded in order to remedy a shortage of college professors.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Campus breaks ground for Lafferre Hall renovation

Mizzou Engineering has broke ground on the renovation for Lafferre Hall, which will replace thousands of square feet of space in the building’s 1935 and 1944 additions.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Consequences, problem-solving ‘within and around wires’ serves alumna well

The Air Force Academy’s loss was the University of Missouri’s gain as a bright, ambitious Mexico, Mo., native with a passion for solving technical problems came to the MU College of Engineering.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

CELDi faculty, student teams partner with industry for solutions to challenges in logistics, distribution

A group of University of Missouri faculty and student researchers are in the business of solving logistical problems while giving the students practical, real-world experience.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Four women faculty members join forces on sensor project

Four engineering faculty members and an associate professor of family and community medicine are partnering on a grant proposal for a project to create a sensor to measure stress levels, and all five principal investigators happen to be women.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Adapted infrared technologies prove effective in detection of subsurface erosion in bridges

Glenn Washer, a civil engineering professor, has adapted existing handheld and mast-mounted infrared imaging technologies to detect sub-surface corrosion damage in concrete components as well as methodologies to increase the quality of data produced from the imaging.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB project provides student researchers real world experience

Two students who got a taste of computational scalability and the other benefits of involvement with SoyKB are Michael Fitzpatrick and Danny Franklin.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Alumni respond to emergencies as FEMA Missouri Task Force 1

Missouri Task Force 1 serves as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Five of the six-member team are Civil and Environmental Engineering Department graduates.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

MU Engineering launches a Women in Engineering Center

The College of Engineering launched a Women in Engineering (WIE) Center early this year thanks to a generous gift on the part of an MU engineering alumna with an interest in supporting the success of women students.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Civil alumnus develops nationally adopted symbol-based reporting system

While deployed to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, Dave Weber saw an inefficiency in the way accountability forms and reports were compiled and organized.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB: a powerful tool at the junction of plant biology and computer science

The University of Missouri expanded its investment in soybean research in 1999 by hiring four faculty members with expertise in breeding, genetics, genomics and economics to fill endowed chair positions funded by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) with assets that came directly from the state’s soybean growers.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Michela Becchi in MU Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

MU Students for the Exploration and Development of Space go to Washington

This past academic year, the stars have lined up for three Mizzou SEDS members to rub shoulders with those at the forefront of travel to “the final frontier” through a series of space-related activities beginning with a trip to Washington, D.C. in the May 2014.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Research seeks inexpensive solution for detection of tuberculosis

Electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay, is partnering with Carole McArthur, professor of dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, on a project funded by the Coulter Translational Partnership Program titled “Identifying Tuberculosis.”


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Professor, student receive campus International Engagement Awards

Guo “Shawric” Xiaoyu was recognized for outstanding student contributions. Mechanical and aerospace engineering C.W. LaPierre Professor Sanjeev Khanna was honored for outstanding international contributions.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Computer Science dissertation named top on campus

Ilker Ersoy, who successfully defended his computer science dissertation in July 2014, was selected by the MU Office of Graduate Studies to receive the campus 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Award.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Ameren Missouri director gives Ada Wilson Lecture

MU’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers eighth annual Ada Wilson Lecture preceded the organization’s traditional Green Tea, […]


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Alumni, college supporters receive annual honors

Robert Holtsmith and Missouri Rep. Chris Kelly were presented with the Missouri Honor Award. Don Flora received the Citation of Merit.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Class Notes Spring/Summer 2015

Class notes from the Spring/Summer 2015 Mizzou Engineer.


Monday, June 8th, 2015

MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of […]


Friday, June 5th, 2015

ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference accepts group of MU students

A group of MU students working in the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory have been accepted to the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s (ASME) Summer Bioengineering Conference, which will be held from June 17-20 in Snowbird, Utah.


Friday, June 5th, 2015

MU team takes its sustainability project to EPA competition

A University of Missouri bioengineering capstone team was one of just 42 selected to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Design Competition for Sustainability in April in Alexandria, Va.


Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Mizzou duo shines at ITS Heartland Student Competition

For the third consecutive year, MU civil engineering graduate student Boris Claros captured the top spot at the Intelligent Transportation Society Heartland Student Competition. Fellow MU grad student Roozbeh Rahmani earned second place honors.


Thursday, June 4th, 2015

MU sweeps top two spots at Missouri Traffic and Safety Conference competition

Graduate student Roozbeh Rahmani and undergraduate research assistant Paige Martz earned first place with “License Plate Recognition Technology’s Potential Benefits to Intelligent Transportation Systems: An Arterial Travel Time Case Study,” and graduate students Amir Khezerzadeh and Tim Cope took second with “Temporary Traffic Control in Innovative Geometrical Design Work Zones.”


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Mizzou NAI chapter inducts two from engineering

Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Sheila Grant were among the 10 founding members inducted into the Mizzou Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).