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Monthly News Archives: March 2016

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Civil grad student presents pair of posters at major conference

Yohan Chang, a doctoral student in the MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was the only student to present two posters at RES/CON, held March 1-3 in New Orleans.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Accomplished MAE undergrad adds more ASME accolades

Jonathan Jennings, a mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, was given a crystal ball award for participating in the ASME Technology Advisory Panel.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Mizzou ’39 makes Sharp selection from engineering

Mizzou ’39 honors 39 of the University of Missouri’s best, brightest and most active seniors. Receiving that recognition in front of friends and family was quite the thrill for mechanical engineering senior Zach Sharp.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Pierson’s contributions earn her Citation of Merit

Christine Pierson received the Citation of Merit for her outstanding achievements and meritorious service in engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Thompson’s contributions earn him Missouri Honor Award

James E. Thompson received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Fitterling’s contributions earn him Missouri Honor Award

James R. “Jim” Fitterling received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Biskup’s contributions earn him Missouri Honor Award

Jeffrey A. Biskup received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.


Monday, March 28th, 2016

Dean, colleagues working to make tissue engineering cheaper, more scalable

The two published papers collectively show that three common textile creation methods can produce effective scaffolds that retain biomimetic behavior, allowing for mechanical properties that closely mirror native tissue.


Friday, March 25th, 2016

Slideshow: IEEE hosts ZouMo competition

The Mizzou chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) hosted a robotics competition, ZouMo Bot. Twelve teams competed in the first ever event. The winning team members won Syma X5C Explorer Drone.


Friday, March 25th, 2016

Student power line research takes second place at international conference

MU engineering graduate student Zhuoqun Shi and former MU student Xiaowen Xu earned second place honors at the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois.


Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Partnership creates money-saving apps for MDC

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is one state agency that has discovered benefits to a digital transition, and its partnership with the MU Computer Science Department has made that transition smoother.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Computer science students, faculty duo honored at Awards Dinner

The Computer Science Department named its outstanding student award recipients, Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award, and Assistant Research Professor Trupti Joshi earned the Special Academic Appointment Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

ECE names its top students at College of Engineering Awards Dinner

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Mechanical students, associate professor honored at Awards Dinner

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, and Associate Professor Roger Fales received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Civil engineering names top students at College of Engineering Awards Dinner

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Chemical students, associate professor earn accolades at Awards Dinner

The Chemical Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, and Associate Professor Matthew Bernards received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Bioengineering students, faculty member honored at College of Engineering Awards Dinner

The Bioengineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients, while Associate Professor Raghuraman Kannan received the Senior Faculty Excellence in Research Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia as part of the College of Engineering’s Engineers’ Week celebration.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

IMSE names its top students at College of Engineering Awards Dinner

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia as part of the College of Engineering’s Engineers’ Week celebration.


Monday, March 21st, 2016

Slideshow: ‘Topping Out’ ceremony

The University of Missouri College of Engineering held a “Topping Out” ceremony March 14 to celebrate the final beam placed in the Lafferre Hall renovation.


Friday, March 18th, 2016

IMSE researcher, local insurance company partner to improve driving safety

Jung Hyup Kim, an assistant professor with MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, currently is partnering with the Missouri Employers Mutual to test how drivers react when collision avoidance technology (CAT) devices alert them to potential dangers.


Friday, March 18th, 2016

Customized patterning technique earns mechanical researcher, team high marks

Jian Lin, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and his research team recently published a paper called “Laser induced MoS2 /carbon hybrids for hydrogen evolution catalysts” in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.


Friday, March 18th, 2016

‘Introduction to Entertainment Media’ to be offered online during the summer semester

This summer, Mizzou’s IT Program will offer the popular three-hour course “Introduction to Entertainment Media” (InfoTc 1610) for the first […]


Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Alumnus looks to start program like the one that taught her

The path that Samantha Warren’s education and career traveled repeatedly led to an ending different from the beginning. As an undergraduate, she was a math major whose studies wandered to biology, which led her to computer science for graduate school. She was a lab researcher-turned data cruncher who became a teacher.


Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

ECE’s Zare picked as associate editor of IEEE journal

The IEEE journal Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TRGS) named Alina Zare, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an associate editor on March 8.


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

IEEE event competes bot in ‘ZOUMO’ style

The Mizzou chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will host its first ZOUMO bot competition.


Monday, March 7th, 2016

ECE professor earns award for study on pianists’ hand positions

“Assessing Injury Risk in Pianists: Using Objective Measures to Promote Self-awareness,” co-authored by Marge Skubic, recently earned the 2016 Article of the Year honor from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).


Monday, March 7th, 2016

MU Engineering gives aid to Army Ants

Kevin Gillis, a University of Missouri professor of bioengineering, is Columbia’s FIRST robotics team’s coach and chief mentor, and the Agricultural Engineering Building on the MU campus is the team’s base of operation.


Monday, March 7th, 2016

Partnership paves way for new undergraduate lab equipment

MU Engineering students hitting the undergraduate research lab for classes and homework this semester discovered the lab’s aging electronic test equipment had been replaced with new, state-of-the art units from Tektronix


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

MU researchers get key NIH support to take next step in protein structure prediction

Knowing a protein’s structure structure is vitally important because the 3D structure of a protein defines its function, and greater, more accurate knowledge of these structures could help with breakthroughs in several key areas.


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Mizzou Engineering tops out E-Week with a beam

Via the MU News Bureau: With the structural component of the Lafferre Hall Renovation almost complete, the University of Missouri’s […]