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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Assistant Professor Zare selected for NSF CAREER award

Assistant Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Alina Zare recently was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Award.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

MAE assistant professor Maschmann earns Oak Ridge Associated Universities award

Matt Maschmann, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, recently was awarded a $5,000 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge National Lab to look into potential mechanical and electrical responses of carbon nanotubes grown directly on structural microfibers.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope

GENI a cloud infrastructure sponsored by the National Science Foundation allows researchers and others to set up virtual labs to share information, resources, data and more.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Entrepreneur finds success by investing in human resources, focusing on what his company does best

Lucrative job offers in Kansas City and Illinois couldn’t lure Scott Boyd away from Columbia after he completed his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Beverly, met at MU and both graduated in 1983, Beverly with a degree in animal science and agricultural economics.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Mizzou Engineering Study Abroad to South Africa: January 4-17, 2014

What follows are excerpts of observations about life in another country — daily reflections from the pages of four student journals, with their permission.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Engineering Study Abroad Program takes flight, makes plans for the future

Miguel Ayllon likes to remind students who are considering an MU Engineering study abroad experience that as engineers in an increasingly global marketplace, they might eventually find themselves among colleagues in a country other than the United States.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Friendship influences a choice to study engineering, later models engineering scholarship

Guy and Louise Hackmann saw a photo of a longtime friend’s daughter at the Mizzou Engineering scholarship dinner representing her father’s endowment. It inspired them to also endow a scholarship.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Student Services Office takes aim at student success

Over the past four years, the MU College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services has assembled a suite of resources, a full court press of new and newly enhanced offerings, that take direct aim at student satisfaction, success and retention.


Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

ChE alum navigates three decades of industry

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Guenther’s graduation from MU with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and it also will be his 30th anniversary of employment with Kansas City-based Black & Veatch.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Missouri WTS chapter selects two from MU for scholarships

This spring, Missouri’s WTS chapter selected two young women — Paige Martz and Yue Zhang — majoring in civil engineering at the University of Missouri as scholarship recipients.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Bench dedicated in honor of Nell Lafferre

When Nell Lafferre passed away in June 2013, the Jefferson Club Trustees decided to honor the memory and efforts of their spunky colleague, doing so by dedicating a bench in her honor.


Thursday, May 1st, 2014

U.S. senator and Engineering alumnus Heinrich to speak at convocation

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is proud to host U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico as its 2014 spring convocation speaker. Heinrich graduated from MU in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering.


Monday, April 7th, 2014

IT Program keeps pace with evolution of technology

MU associate teaching professor Dale Musser has been an “early adopter” of wearable technology. He has both a personal and a professional interest in technology’s ever-accelerating trends.


Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

AZZ follows CEO’s lead, funds scholarship

A $10,000 scholarship will simultaneously benefit ECE recipients starting next fall and memorialize a man who sought to strengthen a company’s relationship with higher education.


Monday, February 10th, 2014

Pulsed power research takes aim at brain cancer

Researchers working in the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine are finding ways for gold nanoparticles to combine with pulsed power to combat brain cancer.


Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Company foundation motivates, matches recent alumnus’ giving

Through his company’s charitable foundation, 2012 graduate Alex Nowak receives a match to all the charitable gifts he gives back to Mizzou Engineering.


Friday, January 31st, 2014

Collaboration is key in lab renovation; mobile apps class is one beneficiary

New computer lab spaces in Lafferre Hall utilize fresh technology to teach and allow students the chance to work on collaborative projects.


Monday, January 27th, 2014

Team takes top rankings in computer vision ‘Olympics’

A team of electrical and computer engineers from Mizzou placed second in the International Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2013 and was the first among all U.S. teams.


Monday, January 27th, 2014

New fast track program combines IT, MBA

Freshmen entering the College of Engineering in the fall of 2014 will have the opportunity to take advantage of a new IT/MBA Fast Track program in the Computer Science Department, where they may earn their undergraduate IT degree and an MBA in five years.


Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Heat transfer innovation garners Best Paper Award

A paper submitted to an American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s international conference in December 2013 received the conference’s Best Paper Award.


Friday, December 13th, 2013

Oscillating heat pipes offer elegant thermal management

Common cooling solutions in heat transfer are not sufficient for today’s electronics. Researchers around the world, including Hongbin “Bill” Ma, are looking for solutions to this pervasive and growing problem.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Research seeks efficient, inexpensive retrofit for power plant carbon dioxide capture

A chemical engineering research team is working to develop a solution to help existing power plants capture and store excess carbon dioxide emissions.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Embracing Big Data’s big bang

In the Fall 2013 semester, the Computer Science Department began offering a Big Data analytics course. IBM has supplied the use of its software, InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams, and access to IBM academic cloud for the endeavor.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

In the field: Cross disciplinary research uses robots for data collection

Electrical engineers worked with a computer scientist and a computational biologist to create and utilize a robot that would automatically collect the latter pair’s data for research into maize phenotype mutants.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Love makes a Christmas gift of education

Barbara DeMaire decided that the perfect Christmas gift to her husband Doug would be a scholarship in his name to the MU Industrial Engineering Department, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Iraq connection: Students and faculty benefit from emerging collaborations

MU Engineering recently signed two MOUs that act as umbrellas to present a broader framework for multiple projects with several universities in Iraq.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Engineering foundation receives affiliation approval

In May, the University of Missouri formally recognized the MU College of Engineering (UMCOE) Foundation as an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization, after approval from the Chancellor’s Office and the University Board of Curators. The affiliation status allows UMCOE Foundation to accept and act as stewards of gifts to MU Engineering with University partnership.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Alumni Association honors Chambers

Ward Chambers, a 1967 University of Missouri electrical engineering graduate, was among 16 outstanding MU faculty and alumni honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) on Friday, Oct. 18.


Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Free bike repairs put engineers’ skills to use

Joshua Johnston and Nathan Dierkes have found a niche working with the Environmental Leadership Office’s Bike Resource Center, The pair fixes bikes for MU students for free.


Monday, October 7th, 2013

Engineering Legacy: Chemical engineering celebrates 110 years

As the Chemical Engineering Department prepares to celebrate its 110th anniversary, read a brief history about the department’s progress over the last century-plus at MU.