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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Doctoral student takes unique path to Nanotechnology for Defense honor

In November, Travis Tumlin, a 2013 MU mechanical engineering graduate now working on his doctorate at MU, took second place in the student oral presentation competition at the 13th annual Nanotechnology for Defense (NT4D) conference held in California.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Engineer, research collaborators team up on computational neuroscience training

atish Nair, a University of Missouri professor of electrical and computer engineering, and three MU faculty collaborators submitted one of only three researcher training course proposals to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) aimed at cross-training researchers in computational neuroscience. The course will provide training to pre- and post-docs, medical students, and junior faculty who are beginning or anticipating potential careers/collaborations in neuroscience.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Alum’s adventurous, frugal life leads to generosity

When he passed away in 2012, the life-changing impact his education and his time at Mizzou had on his life resulted in Marvin Elston leaving most of his fortune to the MU College of Engineering for scholarships.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

ECE associate professor leaves legacy of fostering student success

Gregory Triplett, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), accepted a position as associate dean of graduate studies for the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Va.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation

Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Alumnus and company make combined gift in support of engineering education

Some of Ray Kowalik’s fondest memories can be traced back to the time he spent with friends while he was […]


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

NSF CAREER Award seeds development of innovative, highly secure computer language

Professor William Harrison’s new programming language, called ReWire, brings new innovation to computer security.


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Electricity meets wind

When businessman and entrepreneur Phil Anschutz needed an expert on electric utilities to help him build a wind energy business in Wyoming, he tapped Bill Boyd, BS EE ’70, to be executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wyoming Renewable Resources.


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

College of Engineering bids farewell to interim dean

Robert Schwartz pumps his fist while giving a speech.
Former College of Engineering interim dean Robert Schwartz will continue to work for the UM System as senior associate vice president for research and economic development in the office of Hank Foley, executive vice president of academic affairs, research and development.


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

New dean excited about College of Engineering’s potential

Elizabeth G. Loboa became the MU College of Engineering’s 11th dean and the first woman to serve as the college’s chief executive officer on Oct. 15, 2015.


Monday, October 26th, 2015

‘Training the trainers’ is theme in third year of MU-Iraqi faculty workshops

Throughout the Fall 2015 semester, MU mechanical engineering C.W. LaPierre Professor Sanjeev Khanna is officiating a series of three workshops for visiting Iraqi faculty as part of the University Linkage Program (ULP), funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).


Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Civil Engineering Department relocating to Heinkel Building

The Lafferre Hall renovation project includes some renovation of the original 1882 structure where much of the Civil and Environmental […]


Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

College hosts record-setting Career Fair

Fully 175 companies participated in the fall Career Fair at Mizzou Arena, a 17 percent increase over the previous record. And nearly 2,000 engineering students with résumés in hand circulated and chatted with potential employers — a 10 percent increase over the next highest number of participants.


Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Retiring civil engineering professor leaves an enviable legacy

Retiring MU Civil and Environmental Engineering C.W LaPierre Professor Sam Kiger’s list of career accomplishments includes projects with the highest levels of security in the country.


Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Mizzou Racing seeks sponsors in support of Australasia race

in a repeat of the team’s highly successful 2010 season, Mizzou Racing has set its sights to compete in the SAE-Australasia event scheduled for Dec. 10-13 at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne, Australia.


Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Family encouragement leads doctoral student to academic success

In May 2015, Amal Al-Yasiri earned her doctorate from MU in nuclear engineering/medical physics. The second of seven children in the Al-Ghazaliya neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Al-Yasiri’s father, proud of her academic success, urged her to earn her doctorate, advising her to study abroad.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Campus breaks ground for Lafferre Hall renovation

Mizzou Engineering has broke ground on the renovation for Lafferre Hall, which will replace thousands of square feet of space in the building’s 1935 and 1944 additions.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Consequences, problem-solving ‘within and around wires’ serves alumna well

The Air Force Academy’s loss was the University of Missouri’s gain as a bright, ambitious Mexico, Mo., native with a passion for solving technical problems came to the MU College of Engineering.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Adapted infrared technologies prove effective in detection of subsurface erosion in bridges

Glenn Washer, a civil engineering professor, has adapted existing handheld and mast-mounted infrared imaging technologies to detect sub-surface corrosion damage in concrete components as well as methodologies to increase the quality of data produced from the imaging.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB project provides student researchers real world experience

Two students who got a taste of computational scalability and the other benefits of involvement with SoyKB are Michael Fitzpatrick and Danny Franklin.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

MU Engineering launches a Women in Engineering Center

The College of Engineering launched a Women in Engineering (WIE) Center early this year thanks to a generous gift on the part of an MU engineering alumna with an interest in supporting the success of women students.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB: a powerful tool at the junction of plant biology and computer science

The University of Missouri expanded its investment in soybean research in 1999 by hiring four faculty members with expertise in breeding, genetics, genomics and economics to fill endowed chair positions funded by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) with assets that came directly from the state’s soybean growers.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Michela Becchi in MU Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

MU Students for the Exploration and Development of Space go to Washington

This past academic year, the stars have lined up for three Mizzou SEDS members to rub shoulders with those at the forefront of travel to “the final frontier” through a series of space-related activities beginning with a trip to Washington, D.C. in the May 2014.


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Mizzou NAI chapter inducts two from engineering

Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Sheila Grant were among the 10 founding members inducted into the Mizzou Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).


Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Foundation celebrates life of MU engineering alum

The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation was established in the memory of 2001 MU mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate Josh Seidel, who died in 2013 while repairing equipment at his company, Caliber Cast Stone.


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Mother/Daughter Engineering Day a success

Mother/Daughter Day is aimed at young women and includes mothers who actively will be involved in helping their daughters make decisions about their futures. Activities may serve also to introduce mothers to “what engineers do.”


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Bioengineering assistant professor earns award from 3M

Heather Hunt, assistant professor in the MU Department of Bioengineering, was awarded a 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award from the global innovation company with operations in more than 70 countries, including a facility in Columbia, Mo.


Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Chance meeting results in conference, research opportunities and collaborations

A chance meeting with engineering faculty from India’s Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) and a reciprocal visit to India by MU LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Sanjeev Khanna resulted in a memorandum of understanding for research collaborations between MU and MNNIT in 2011.


Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

MU Engineering alumnus presented with Presidential Citation Award

Ron Wood, who earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1964 from the MU College of Engineering, was MU’s 2015 Presidential Citation Award honoree.