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Monthly News Archives: November 2015

Monday, November 30th, 2015

SEDS chapter wins two awards at national conference

The University of Missouri College of Engineering chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) received two awards at the SEDS SpaceVision 2015 conference, in Boston, Nov. 12-15, 2015.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Chemical engineering team wins AIChE Student Design Competition

Chemical Engineering graduate student Josiah Smith and alumni Nathan Dierkes and Nick Johnson won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] Student Design Competition — team division — and with it, the $600 William Cunningham Award.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Trio of IMSE students shine at CELDi symposium

IMSE graduate student Lauren Himmelberg and undergraduate Kyle Dorge took home the Student Poster Award, and Steve Piedimonte earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achievement Award at the CELDi Fall 2015 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium, held Oct. 28 and 29 in Chicago.


Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Dean Loboa announces four leadership appointments

Elizabeth Loboa, the dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced the appointment of three faculty members to new leadership positions — Sheila Grant, Hani Salim and Cerry Klein. Associate Dean Steve Devlin also will continue in his role.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Dean’s Message | Fall 2015 Mizzou Engineer

“The more I learned about Missouri’s land grant university… and as the scope of inherent possibilities on this camps became apparent, the more interested I became.”


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

MU Engineering welcomes new advancement executive director

Ann Baker joined the College of Engineering as its executive director of advancement in early November.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Alumnus and company make combined gift in support of engineering education

Some of Ray Kowalik’s fondest memories can be traced back to the time he spent with friends while he was […]


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Alumni join forces with retiring professor to endow scholarship

In the spring of 2015 Associate Professor Paul Chan announced his retirement after 35 years on the MU chemical engineering faculty. It wasn’t an easy decision for him. He enjoys what he does, especially his work as the department’s undergraduate advisor as well as his decade-long position as chair of the College of Engineering’s scholarship committee.


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Innovative process seeks to cool very hot components in very small spots

C.L. Chen has been at the forefront of thermal management and microfluidic technology for “hot” electronic devices for years. It was part of his research during his time as department manager and founder of Applied Computational Physics and Thermal and Flow Physics at Teledyne Scientific and Imaging. And it has remained at the core of his work since he joined the MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department faculty as a professor and director of the Aero, Thermal, Fluid and Energy Laboratory in 2011.


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

NSF CAREER Award seeds development of innovative, highly secure computer language

Professor William Harrison’s new programming language, called ReWire, brings new innovation to computer security.


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Bioimaging informatics tracking provides meaningful insight for multicellular behavior and eerily beautiful images

Earning a publication credit in one of the Royal Society’s journals would be a mark of distinction on any researcher’s resume. And now, two members of the MU College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department can claim that honor.


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Electricity meets wind

When businessman and entrepreneur Phil Anschutz needed an expert on electric utilities to help him build a wind energy business in Wyoming, he tapped Bill Boyd, BS EE ’70, to be executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wyoming Renewable Resources.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Professor emeritus named ASEE fellow

The American Society for Engineering Education recently named Richard Warder, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, a fellow at its annual conference in Seattle.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Research develops algorithms to more clearly define sonar images of the ocean floor

Technology developed by a University of Missouri researcher, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), offers a better solution for mapping of the ocean floor and could also improve current underwater object detection performance.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

MU I-Corps team receives funding

The National Science Foundation, through its Innovation Corps Teams Program, has granted funding of $50,000 for six months to Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Chair Professor in electrical and computer engineering, and her I-Corps team. The purpose of the program is to provide NSF-funded researchers with additional funds through a competitive process to help turn scientific discoveries into commercialized projects.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Undergraduate stormwater research influences career choice

Lauren Grubbs, CiE ’12, was an honors undergraduate research student who worked with Assistant Teaching Professor Enos Inniss during her senior year, evaluating bioretention performance for stormwater quality and quantity controls.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Faculty member, former graduate student win K.B. Woods Award

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academies, announced Sept. 8 that an MU faculty member and a former graduate student from the College of Engineering won the K.B. Woods Award for their research paper titled “Effect of Number of Soil Strength Measurements on Reliability of Spread Footing Designs.”


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Interim Dean Robert Schwartz bids farewell

As the MU College of Engineering welcomes a new dean, it bids farewell to Interim Dean Robert Schwartz, who assumed leadership of the College for a full year while a national search for a new dean was conducted.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Class Notes Fall 2015

Class notes from the Fall 2015 issue of Mizzou Engineer.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Acclaimed engineer, honorary consul of Peru, gives talk to MU Engineering students

Francisco Benavides, executive director for consulting services of PENTA Engineering Corp. and honorary consul of Peru in St. Louis, gave […]


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Electrical engineering undergrad earns Marble-Boyle Award

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department undergraduate Jeff King recently earned a 2016 Association of American Geographers Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Award […]


Thursday, November 19th, 2015

MAE senior receives national ASME award

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department senior Jonathan Jennings was recently awarded the Charles T. Main Student Leadership Gold Award. Recognized […]


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Civil engineering professor tabbed for expert comment on biogas

Zhiqiang Hu, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently gave expert comment in an ABC News story […]


Monday, November 16th, 2015

Senior’s biomaterials work featured in Mizzou Magazine

Marcos Barcellona, a senior majoring in bioengineering, was the subject of a piece in the most recent edition of Mizzou […]


Friday, November 13th, 2015

MAE, Ag alumnus replants his roots in hometown, department

After a fulfilling career that allowed him to live abroad, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department alumnus Mike Poehlman has returned to his hometown.


Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Small Business and Technology Development Centers holding entrepreneurship classes

The Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers [SBTDC] will be offering four-week courses about entrepreneurship starting Nov. 13. The […]


Friday, November 6th, 2015

Teaching harmoniously balances with new MAE instructor’s hobby

The process for composing music is not always linear; it is a multi-layered experiment, trying various melody sequences, creating the […]


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Professor emeritus receives teaching award

Professor emeritus Mark Virkler was awarded the Patrick T. McCoy Education Professional of the Year Award from the Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE).


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosts second STEM Panel

MU professors from several different departments offered advice to young Latino and Latina students on October 14, when Mizzou’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosted its second annual Latin@s in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) panel.