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Monthly News Archives: December 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Dow Chemical president, MAE alumnus delivers commencement address

James R. “Jim” Fitterling (BS ME ’83) delivered the keynote address at the MU College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Hearnes Center. Fitterling currently is president and chief operating officer of Dow Chemical Company.


Thursday, December 15th, 2016

College celebrates building expansion with ribbon cutting

The University of Missouri College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the completion of the renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of its main building, Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall.


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Executive Women’s Forum partners with MU Engineering for doctoral fellowship

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is renowned for its work in a wide array of computing-based fields, and the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) took notice. That’s why the two entities have teamed up for a fellowship for a female doctoral student, seeking the next engineering leader in the world of computer science.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

Smart technology from MU IT Program alum upcoming

Jeff Nowak, a 2014 graduate of MU’s Information Technology Program, is in charge of sales and operations for Umbo, a smart device that emulates augmented reality through automated displays and gesture control.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

Civil engineering professor elected to Fulbright Program roster

The Fulbright Specialist Program selected Vellore Gopalaratnam for a five-year stint. As part of the program, he’ll have the chance to make multiple 4-6 week visits to various projects around the world both to learn and to share his expertise.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

NSBE chapter receives accolades at regional conference

Mizzou’s NSBE chapter was named the Most Outstanding Chapter in the MO Zone and VP Walta Abraham was named the Most Professional Collegiate Member.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

Partnership with theater department cues creativity in engineering students

The goal was to use similar activities to those used in introductory theater courses to loosen students up and encourage them to think less linearly and more creatively.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

MU developers make semifinals of national app competition

The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.