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Monthly News Archives: April 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Food for thought: Future professor’s interest finds its way into doctoral research

IMSE doctoral candidate Esma Birisci loves the culture of food. She has also incorporated food into her research.


Monday, April 25th, 2016

MU Engineering well represented among NSF graduate fellowship recipients

Of the 10 University of Missouri students selected this spring by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) to receive funding to attend graduate school, seven were engineers.


Friday, April 8th, 2016

ECE Professor O’Connell awarded Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Robert O’Connell, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received one of the 2016 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.


Thursday, April 7th, 2016

ECE chair named recipient of UM System President’s Award for Leadership

University of Missouri System Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and former College of Engineering Interim Dean Bob Schwartz today awarded the second of nine UM System President’s Awards to be presented to faculty in 2016 to Chi-Ren Shyu, chair and Shumaker Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Thursday, April 7th, 2016

ECE assistant professor receives UM System President’s Award for Early Career Excellence

University of Missouri System Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and former College of Engineering Interim Dean Robert Schwartz today awarded the first of nine UM System President’s Awards to be presented to faculty in 2016 to Michela Becchi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Past E-Week King returns to light Jesse Hall dome

Remembering his time as a past King of Wit and Valor, Andre Logan, BS IE 2001, helped kick off the 2016 Engineers’ Week as the honorary switch thrower at the E-Week Dome Lighting and also served as speaker.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Fond memories, bright future facilitate alum’s generosity

Mechanical engineering alumnus Jim Fitterling likes some of the recent developments at Mizzou, and earlier this year, he made a generous gift to MU in support of the College of Engineering.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

MU’s IEEE student chapter caps ‘outstanding’ year with award

Out of the more than 230 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, the University of Missouri chapter was one of just 22 to earn an Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2014-15 academic year.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Environmental engineering alumna speaks at Ada Wilson Lecture

Civil engineering 1977 alumna Karen Flournoy has worked a 30-plus year career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that still is going strong. She spoke about her work as the guest speaker at the 2016 Ada Wilson Lecture and Mizzou Society of Women Engineers Green Tea.


Monday, April 4th, 2016

MU grad student’s app wins first place at HackIllinois competition

MU College of Engineering graduate student Brendan Alvey was part of a four-person team that won first place at the 2016 Hack Illinois software competition on Feb. 19-21.


Monday, April 4th, 2016

Fidalgo, colleagues developing new sensor to test for endocrine disruptors

Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, currently is working on a project called “A novel artificial hormone receptor for the sensing of total endocrine disruptor chemicals concentration in natural waters.”


Monday, April 4th, 2016

EPA picks Mizzou team for prestigious P3 grant

Five students and civil engineering Associate Professor Maria Fidalgo received an EPA P3 grant for their project, “Water quality monitoring at hydraulic fracturing sites using molecularly imprinted porous hydrogels.”


Monday, April 4th, 2016

Slideshow: Engineers’ Week 2016

“The Great Patsby” saw a week full of Mizzou- and Engineering-spirited activities, culminating in the Knighting Ceremony, an awards banquet and the Ada Wilson Lecture and SWE Green Tea. Click here for photos.


Friday, April 1st, 2016

Emeritus professor named NSSA fellow

Aaron Krawitz was recently named a fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA).