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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Summertime studies

The University of Missouri’s six week-long King Abdulaziz University Internship for Engineering Students saw 24 students from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, come to Columbia to learn and work on real-world engineering projects.

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

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

MU hires College’s international outreach coordinator to direct campus international STEM, engineering program

Miguel Ayllon, the College of Engineering’s international outreach coordinator, was recently named the director of international engineering and STEM programs for MU.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

International outreach coordinator lauded for lifting students

Ayllon was one of 10 MU faculty and staff members to receive a 2016 Excellence in Education Award from MU Student Affairs and the Parent Leadership Council in April.

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, September 29th, 2015

Assistant professor presents on nuclear safeguards in energy-deficient Ghana

In late June, Matthew Bernards was invited to travel to Accra to give a presentation on the certificate during a one-week professional development course titled “Introduction to Nuclear Security and Safeguards for Sub-Sahara Africa.”

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Big Data Analytics Summer Program grows in Year Two

The University of Missouri Computer Science Department brought back its Big Data Analytics Summer Program in July after a successful debut a year ago, expanding both the program’s enrollment numbers and its scope.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

ECE professor earns honorary professor status from UK university

James Keller, a Curators Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments, recently was named an Honorary Professor by the University of Nottingham and spent time at the British university giving a pair of talks and further building relationships with other researchers.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Mizzou and Russian engineering students exchange automotive racing knowledge

During Mizzou’s spring break, some MU College of Engineering students talked engineering with Russian students as nine members from MU’s SAE Formula Car and Mizzou Eco Racing teams traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, to swap stories and expertise with students from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (SPBSTU).

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.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Pair of summer programs keep Computer Science Department busy

The Computer Science Department debuted its Big Data Analytics Summer Program in July and also hosted a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

India summer program gets off to good start

Students from India spent three weeks on the University of Missouri campus for the College of Engineering’s India Summer Program. The program kicked off its inaugural year July 3 and wrapped July 25.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Saudi Arabia program finds success in first year

The MU College of Engineering’s inaugural King Abdulaziz University Internship for Engineering Students took place from June 18 through July 25.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Iraq, U.S. college reps visit respective campuses

The University of Missouri College of Engineering strengthened its partnership with University of Technology-Baghdad after a team delegates spent three weeks in Missouri.

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.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Quick understanding helps grad researcher secure internship

A man of few words, graduate student Xiang Wang isn’t shy on skills. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Shanghai University in 2011, and now is a master’s degree candidate at Mizzou.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Iraq MOU signing also invites students to meet education, national officials

More than 40 Iraqi students gathered in Ketcham Auditorium for a chance to talk with officials from Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) and the Iraqi Embassy.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

International efforts recognized

JR Swanegan, director of study abroad, international and diversity outreach for the College of Engineering, and Balavinayagam Ramalingam, were recently nominated for a campuswide award that recognizes their internationalization efforts for the college.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

International student dives into research, organizations

Lingshuang Wu’s research interests focus on cloud computing, Android programming and artificial intelligence. She is studying computer science through MU Engineering’s Coordinated Undergraduate Degree Program.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

American activities introduce new culture to international students

The College of Engineering’s Coordinated Degree Programs office organizes several events throughout the year that enable visiting students from partner universities to experience American activities and culture.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Successful first year propels Iraqi Linkage Program forward

Five faculty members from the University of Technology-Baghdad visited MU for three weeks in December as part of the college’s participation in the Iraqi University Linkage Program.

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Iraqi university delegation visits MU Engineering

A delegation of five faculty members from the University of Technology in Baghdad (UoT) is visiting MU’s College of Engineering […]

Monday, February 13th, 2012

MU Industrial engineers receive grant to work with faculty from Baghdad university

Years of war have devastated Iraq’s system of higher education and isolated university faculty and administrators from the international academic […]

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Engineering faculty travels to Iraq to lay collaboration groundwork

The University of Missouri was selected by the International Research and Exchanges Board to participate in the Iraq University Linkage […]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Educating engineers as global problem-solvers

Some days, it’s hard for an engineering major to make it out of the library. Trading a semester of classes […]