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Yearly News Archives: 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

CAREER award funds research on carbon nanotube interactions

Matt Maschmann, an assistant professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently earned a five-year, $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Mizzou MCAA chapter takes home two major awards

The Mizzou student chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) recently captured both the Student Chapter of the Year Award and first place out of 52 entries in the National MCAA student competition.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Top students honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Each department in the MU College of Engineering honored its top students at the MU College of Engineering Awards Banquet on March 17 in Columbia.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

MU Engineering bestows annual alumni, faculty, staff awards

Two outstanding alumni, three brilliant faculty members and a pair of dedicated staff members were honored with top awards at the MU College of Engineering Awards Banquet on March 17 in Columbia.


Monday, March 20th, 2017

Civil engineering professor featured by NBC News

Civil engineering Professor Carlos Sun was interviewed by NBC News for a story on the future of automobile transportation, particularly autonomous vehicles.


Friday, March 17th, 2017

Mizzou Giving Day raises over $1.5M for engineering

Thanks to the generous support of the Mizzou family, the University of Missouri’s first-ever Mizzou Giving Day raised more than $8.2 million. The College of Engineering received 176 gifts totaling $1,525,622.


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Looking back at Engineers’ Week 2017

Here’s a look back at Engineers’ Week 2017…


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Engineering trio part of leadership team for new AAU grant

The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

March 2017 e-newsletter is out!

The March 2017 College of Engineering e-newsletter is out and in inboxes.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Professor builds special issue of industry magazine

Glenn Washer, University of Missouri professor of civil and environmental engineering, edited the January issue of Materials Evaluation.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Three engineers chosen for this year’s Mizzou ’39 honors

Bioengineering’s Creighton DeYoung and Briana Wilson and IMSE’s Cora Heffernan were recognized as members of the prestigious Mizzou ’39.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Robotic technology creates cost-effective method to study Missouri crops

A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers, including the College of Engineering’s Gui DeSouza, is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Healys’ generosity helps make Potential Energy a reality

Robert and Marcia Healy, longtime supporters of Mizzou and the College of Engineering, were honored at the Potential Energy Cafe grand opening in February.


Friday, March 10th, 2017

Chemical engineer guest edits journal’s special issue

MU Engineering Associate Professor Karl Hammond took a leading role as guest editor of an issue of Fusion Science and Technology in January.


Friday, March 10th, 2017

MU officials sign research agreement with first-tier Chinese university

Representatives from the University of Missouri, MU College of Engineering and Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT) met Friday at Memorial Union for a ceremonial signing of a research collaboration agreement between the two entities.


Friday, March 10th, 2017

MU Engineering, Black & Veatch team up to fund sustainability research

Black & Veatch is sponsoring a call for project briefs from MU Engineering faculty for the Black & Veatch Award for Excellence in Sustainability Research.


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

College prepares for annual Engineers’ Week celebration

The College of Engineering is getting ready for its annual Engineers’ Week celebration, March 10-18, 2017. Pre-celebration events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, with a “Gear Up for E-Week,” hosted by the Mizzou Society of Women Engineers. E-Week officially kicks of at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, when we flip the switch to light the Jesse Hall dome green.


Monday, March 6th, 2017

Student organizations join forces, national coalition to promote diversity in engineering

Mizzou Engineering and the Mizzou chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers are joining the efforts of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and national NSBE’s 50K Coalition to graduate 50,000 diverse engineering students annually.


Monday, March 6th, 2017

College christens concrete materials lab in memory of alumnus

Josh Seidel was an impeccable engineer and entrepreneur — a sterling example of the type of engineering leader that has called the University of Missouri College of Engineering home over the decades. The foundation set up in his memory wanted to continue that tradition in his honor, helping christen the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete Materials Laboratory in a ceremony held on Feb. 17 in Lafferre Hall.


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Symposium award seeds $150,000 each into up-and-coming Mizzou research

The first-ever AOI Sensing Symposium was a unique example of what is possible when industry, research and education collide in search of engineering solutions for critically important global challenges.


Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bioengineering, Agricultural Systems Management celebrate roots in agricultural engineering

The College of Engineering and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are celebrating 100 years of Agricultural Engineering. Take a look back at the history of the discipline at Mizzou.


Monday, February 13th, 2017

Spring 2017 Career Fair pairs driven students with eager companies

A total of 824 students and 135 companies participated in the event, which provides a great opportunity for Mizzou Engineering students to showcase their abilities to eager industry partners.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Travel award allows professor opportunity to share ideas, data, manpower with Chinese universities

Bill Buttlar, the Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently received a China Great Overseas Talent Award


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Novel approach to road surface testing earns civil engineering team ASNT top paper award

The ASNT honored Bill Buttlar, the Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and three colleagues from his former home at the University of Illinois with the Outstanding Paper in Materials Evaluation award.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Asphalt lab paves way for breakthrough transportation, infrastructure research

The Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association-supported instructional facility and lab includes the latest resources, including asphalt binders, mixture testing equipment and much more.


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

MU team takes first place at regional hackathon

The University of Missouri team of computer science undergraduates Mohammed Ferris Dweik and Christian Cmehil-Warn, alongside Elijah Sharpe of Lincoln University, beat out teams from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to take first place in the Booz Allen Hamilton “Rate Your Wait” hackathon.


Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Silver ions prove effective in preventing, killing MRSA while forming bone

University of Missouri College of Engineering Dean and Bioengineering Professor Elizabeth Loboa and a team of colleagues recently discovered a way to slow and, in some cases, prevent the spread of MRSA while also regenerating new bone.


Friday, January 20th, 2017

Associate dean joins ranks of prestigious bioengineering organization’s elite

Associate Dean Sheila Grant recently received word of her election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.


Thursday, January 12th, 2017

IAC to continue auditing, educational program

MU Engineering hosts the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center, one of 28 such centers located on college campuses nationwide. The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy allotted $35 million in funding to the centers, with MU earning a nearly $1.5 million share.


Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Intel opens platform for EECS researcher’s groundbreaking work

Bill Harrison, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, will have the opportunity to do groundbreaking research on Intel’s most advanced hardware, beginning in February.