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Friday, December 13th, 2013

Biological patches may treat diseased blood vessels

Modified vascular tissue patches developed in a bioengineering lab at Mizzou and implanted into pigs showed better integration than existing commercially available biological patches. The results have potential to improve such material currently being used in human surgical procedures.


Friday, December 6th, 2013

Changes made to mentoring program for female engineers generate success

The Mizzou Women Mentoring Women program, halfway through its second year, has implemented suggestions from first-year participants to support the goal of retaining female engineering students.


Friday, November 15th, 2013

Sophomore jumps into research

As an incoming freshman, Charles Meyer didn’t know anything about research. But when he was encouraged to apply for the Discovery Fellow undergraduate research program. Now, he’s not only acclimated to research — he’s thrived.


Monday, November 11th, 2013

Passion for student learning drives ECE professor

After a sabbatical in Ireland, Robert O’Connell brought back a modern teaching method for use in the undergraduate engineering classroom and also began a new study abroad course to Ireland.


Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Research program draws Presidential Scholar

Corey Matzat accomplished a great deal before coming to MU — including a perfect 36 on the ACT. Now, the Presidential Scholar is studying electrical and computer engineering and doing research as part of the Discovery Fellow undergraduate research program.


Friday, September 13th, 2013

New camp teaches basics of rocketry to Columbia Public Schools students

A group of Columbia high school students will have the opportunity to learn all the necessary skills to build and launch a rocket, thanks to Mizzou engineering students.


Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Engineers work on medical device targeted to meet surgical needs

A team of researchers aims to create an easily inserted and withdrawn device to block any debris from reaching the brain during aortic valve replacement surgery.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher drives interest in cutting-edge field of parallel computing

Michaela Becchi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri, received nearly $500,000 for research on data-intensive uses for GPU clusters.


Monday, May 13th, 2013

Chemical engineering alumnus enjoys challenge of diverse jobs

Dave Cockrill is an alumnus of the College of Engineering who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1985 and is currently the first plant manager at a plant in the Kansas City area.


Friday, May 10th, 2013

Environmental research takes second, third at forum

In the inaugural year of a new category at the 30th annual Research and Creative Activities Forum, two MU chemical engineering students won second and third place in the Engineering/Computer & Information Sciences category. Jing Wang, who won second place, and Jiangyun Zhu, who took third said they practiced a lot for the presentation.


Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Student pioneers revived dual-degree program

Johnny Tucker didn’t intend to be a trailblazer. But his interest in improving health care led him to become the very first student in the dual master of health administration (MHA) and master of science in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE).


Monday, April 1st, 2013

Foreign excursions combine intense cultural experience with academics

With a plethora of short-term options through the College of Engineering’s study abroad office, an academic excursion overseas is within reach for many engineering majors. Since trips began, about 150 engineering students have studied abroad.


Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Drones take journalism to new heights

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a journalism drone! When a news outlet wants aerial footage of traffic or scenery, they have to use a helicopter or plane. But with the collaborative efforts of the Missouri Drone Journalism Program, a new option may be available.


Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Transportation conference helps drive careers

Top researchers working in the field of transportation meet each year in Washington, D.C., for the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board meeting. This year, eight Mizzou graduate students from the Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Department attended and presented their research.


Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

MU researcher secures NSF grant for 100G network

A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable a computer science faculty member to connect the university to a 100 Gbps network.


Thursday, January 24th, 2013

GAANN fellows get teaching instruction, pursue research projects

Through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant from the United States Department of Education five doctoral students are receiving teaching instruction, funding for conferences and professional networking opportunities..


Monday, November 19th, 2012

New research bridges the distance between traditional Chinese medicine, modern technology

In Chinese medicine, one of the steps in determining the health of a person’s body is to examine the tongue. […]


Monday, November 12th, 2012

Identical regions found across plant genomes by MU researchers

The idea of searching for ultraconserved regions across different plant genomes first occurred to Dmitry Korkin, an assistant professor of […]


Monday, October 8th, 2012

Neuro-LEGO Robotics program teaches engineering basics

This semester, as many as 180 children will participate in the Neuro-LEGO Robotics camps held at Mizzou. Since they began […]


Friday, October 5th, 2012

Graduate students work on fall detection system

Sound has always been important to Yun Li. His parents are both musicians in China, and he plays the piano […]


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Recent ECE grads offer tips for job seekers

The College of Engineering offers a wealth of advice and guidance to assist graduating students looking for a job. The […]


Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Doctoral student presented award for research in dielectrics

Kevin O’Connor, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral candidate, has been recognized for his contributions in the development of novel […]


Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Mentoring program for women in engineering redesigned, expanded

Mizzou now has a revamped mentoring program for women, featuring a redesign of the application process and increased options for […]


Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Engineering sorority emphasizes combination of social, professional activities

The Beta Zeta chapter of the international engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE) will mark its first full semester as […]


Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

MAE alumnus finds multiple ways to give back

Over 60 years after graduating, Mike Pedicini continues to use the engineering principles he learned at Mizzou. Pedicini graduated Mizzou […]


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Engineering students compete in RJI contest

Two computer science students from the University of Missouri College of Engineering were on the winning team of the 2012 […]


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Undergraduate researchers present posters at annual forum

Fully 112 undergraduate students received support from the College of Engineering to conduct research this semester in a faculty mentor’s […]


Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Project enables MU Engineering students to work on energy efficiency at Missouri farms

Sanjeev Khanna, a University of Missouri mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, and a team of engineering students found it necessary […]


Friday, April 20th, 2012

Biological engineering student secures prestigious Ivy League research internship

Most engineering students interested in research know that getting a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internship is an important step […]


Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Chemical engineering scholarship allows for graduate student’s research

When looking for graduate programs in chemical engineering last year, Leonhard Sze decided to apply to the University of Missouri. […]