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Monthly News Archives: May 2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

International outreach coordinator lauded for lifting students

Ayllon was one of 10 MU faculty and staff members to receive a 2016 Excellence in Education Award from MU Student Affairs and the Parent Leadership Council in April.


Friday, May 27th, 2016

Alum’s dream leads to successful company, generosity

ECE alum Thompson Lin is president, CEO and chairman of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) based in Sugar Land, Texas, a company he founded in 1997. AOI designs, develops and manufactures optical devices, components and subsystems; laser transmitters; and fiber optic transceivers.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Research relationship leads grad student to campus honor

Andrew Buck earned the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions on the basis of demonstrated excellence; lasting impact in research; promise as a researcher; originality; imagination and mentorship of others.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

ECE teaching assistant earns campus award for TAs

Adel Alturki of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Teaching Assistant Choice Award from the Missouri Students Association (MSA).


Monday, May 16th, 2016

NSBE chapter officers elected, appointed to regional leadership board

Three University of Missouri College of Engineering students who are members of the College’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will have the chance to enhance their leadership skills after securing positions on NSBE’s Region 5 student board.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Civil engineering students sweep top spots at state poster competition

Transportation scholars from the MU Civil Engineering Department attended the Transportation Engineers Association of Missouri’s annual conference held March 9-11 in St. Louis. MU students presented posters at the event and two took home top honors.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Civil engineering alumnus recipient of 2016 Moulder Award

A 1970 alumnus of the MU Civil Engineering program, Larry Frevert was the recipient of the 2016 Moulder Award, presented in recognition of Frevert’s longtime, active association with the College of Engineering.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to unique informatics program

MU’s College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine see the need for a new breed of well-rounded researchers, and a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the University of Missouri pave the way in health informatics.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Foundation’s generosity leads to new vehicle

The UMCOE Foundation responded to a grant request and generously provided funds to purchase a new 15-passenger van for the College.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Scholarship sends undergrad down civil engineering path

Nate Dummerth said he hadn’t been certain about what program to choose in the MU College of Engineering, but the scholarship tipped his decision in favor of the civil and environmental engineering program.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

26 honored at first 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering

A total of 19 students, five members of the faculty and staff and two alumnae were honored at the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering, hosted by the University of Missouri Women in Engineering Center.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

ECE faculty member’s lab benefits all involved

MU electrical and computer engineering Assistant Professor Michela Becchi recently received the UM System’s President’s Award for Early Career Excellence […]


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Computer science students share success stories

It’s a great time to be a computer scientist and the MU College of Engineering has attracted many very talented students who are successfully working their way toward that goal.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

MAE undergrad shoots for stars with NASA internship

Blake Scoville will be working with NASA on a project aimed at improving electrical power and communication capabilities in small spacecraft.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Bioengineering students clean up at IBE essay competition

For the second straight year, a crew of MU bioengineering students’ bioethics essays ranked among the nation’s best at the […]


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

IMSE senior’s active career prepares him for future

The combination of his undergrad research, his internship and his student involvement earned Kyle Dorge a job with Bastion Solutions, a material handling integration firm.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Bioengineers land prestigious internships, launch careers

Of MU Engineering’s disciplines, bioengineering claims the greatest number of women students, comprising nearly 40 percent of the department’s majors. What follows is a sampling of what the future holds for a handful of them.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

MU laser lab receives funding for back-to-the-basics research approach

MU’s femtosecond laser, one of three lasers in the laser lab, generates ultrashort pulses of light that can cut almost anything, including glass and diamond. According to Associate Research Professor Vitaly Gruzdev, the quality of the cut is “almost perfect.”


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

ECE professor inducted as fellow by National Academy of Inventors

Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering, earned the designation of fellow from the National Academy of Inventors in April.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Three papers outline new ways to look at interchange safety

Faculty members and students from the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently published three papers in the Transportation Research Record, the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, on the safety of innovative roadway interchange designs, particularly Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs).


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to improvements in knee repair

Ferris Pfeiffer was corresponding author on a recent paper that outlines a way to double the window from donor removal to recipient transplant for osteochondral allografts, making them potentially more accessible and cost effective for patients.


Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Renovation progresses as safety record upholds

From the outside, the Lafferre Hall renovation is starting to look a lot like the architectural artist’s renderings. Work is progressing smoothly and the renovation project is still on schedule.