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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Annual Robotics Design Challenge a huge success

The 12th Annual MU Robotics Design Challenge event took place in at Naka Hall on the University of Missouri Campus, and the event was a great success.


Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Beloved professor honored with new named professorship

Dean Elizabeth Loboa announced the formation of the Dave Wollersheim Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, with startup funding coming from generous alumni, colleagues and friends on Wollersheim’s behalf.


Thursday, April 13th, 2017

High School Day exposes students to life as Mizzou engineers

Dozens of students descended upon Lafferre Hall on March 11 for High School Day, hosted by Mizzou Engineering Student Council (MESC). The event gives high school students from around the state an up-close-and-personal look at life inside Mizzou Engineering in a way few tours can match.


Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Mizzou NSBE makes mark at national convention

National conventions are key opportunities for networking, visibility, student recruitment and more for engineering student organizations. The Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) not only maximized those opportunities, but had two members elected to prestigious regional posts at this year’s NSBE Annual Convention from March 29 to April 2 in Kansas City, Mo.


Thursday, April 13th, 2017

NSBE wins Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Most Improved Organization

The Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has had a terrific year, and the organization’s efforts were rewarded with a Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Most Improved Organization at a ceremony April 7 in the MU Student Center.


Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Undergraduate research leads bioengineer to prestigious summer program

Sarah Gebken recently was accepted to a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program at prestigious Johns Hopkins University, and she’ll be spending her summer in Baltimore working in the classroom and the lab on a cutting-edge bioengineering project.


Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Lalumandiers’ love of Mizzou leads to Giving Day generosity

The University of Missouri always has been a special place to Craig and Cheryl Lalumandier. So when the opportunity arose to give back as donors of a lead gift to the College of Engineering during Mizzou’s first ever Giving Day event, the Lalumandiers jumped at the opportunity.


Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

GENI grants EECS research duo a first-place wish

Doctoral candidate Dmitrii Chemodanov and Prasad Calyam, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, recently earned first place in the GENI Experimenter Contest.


Monday, April 10th, 2017

Bioengineering, Medicine team up on laser dermatology breakthrough

New technology developed by University of Missouri College of Engineering researchers in collaboration with the MU School of Medicine is primed to make laser dermatology safer and more effective.


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

EECS Professor’s research featured by KOMU

KOMU-TV featured Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Marge Skubic’s research on using bed sensors to predict potential health issues for senior citizens.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.