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Friday, December 15th, 2017

Survey app aiding study into alcohol-impaired driving

Yi Shang, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Mizzou, and frequent collaborator Tim Trull, professor of Psychological Sciences, are working with a team led by fellow Psychology Professor Denis McCarthy study in real time the decision-making process individuals make when deciding whether or not to drive after drinking. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Friday, December 15th, 2017

An RNAmazing research breakthrough

The way RNA folds into various tertiary structures determines its biological function, and being able to dissect and alter that process could lead to prevention of a multitude of retrovirus-induced diseases, including certain types of cancer. An interdisciplinary team of Mizzou researchers is one step closer to that goal.

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Joint effort leads to joint patent

University of Missouri researchers recently received a patent on a method of joint repair that will be beneficial to the health of patients’ joints.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Mizzou freshmen compete in Engineering Olympics

A total of 10 student teams made up of participants in Mizzou Engineering’s Freshmen Interest Groups (FIGs) will give presentations in an attempt to take top honors in Friday’s Engineering Olympics.

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

LEXO travel mug gets update just in time for holiday season

The LEXO travel mug was initially released last year and became so popular that ThermAvant had trouble keeping it in stock. This year, the company — founded by C.W. LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — has made the popular mug even better.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Generational ties inspire Wrights to honor husband, father with scholarship

When her husband, Scott Wright, passed away, Linda and her children decided to keep his memory alive by creating a scholarship in his honor.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

MU researcher develops new method of tracking ICU nurses’ workflow

Jung Hyup Kim recently developed a method of better tracking how nurses in a fast-paced intensive care unit (ICU) spend their workday.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

IMSE’s Kim earns first-ever Bloss Faculty Enhancement Award

Jung Hyup Kim’s work in human-computer interaction and cognitive human factors attracted the attention of the Bloss family.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Flagging down a competition victory

MU Civil Engineering graduate students Zhu Qing and Siyang Zhang earned first-place honors for their poster, “Evaluation of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices in Missouri.”

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

TigerHacks takes on new name, new aim

This year’s event brought a new partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, which meant the projects were created with a journalistic bent in mind.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Two engineers tabbed top technology teachers

Prasad Calyam won the Graduate & Professional Teaching Award, and Heather Hunt took home top honors in the Undergraduate Teaching category in this year’s Excellence in Teaching with Technology Awards.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Optimizing mobile dentistry

A University of Missouri engineer recently helped develop a model to aid a Montana non-profit interested in establishing a potential mobile dentistry program.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Aktar’s promising work leads to first-ever EWF fellowship

Rumana Aktar wanted to work with a faculty researcher who was doing cutting-edge work in the area of computer vision, and she found what she was looking for in MU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Interim Chair Kannappan Palaniappan. Her master’s thesis and current work as a doctoral student has garnered attention, and Aktar recently was selected as the first-ever recipient of the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Fellowship.

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Building a FIRST-class organization

A Mizzou Engineer major recently founded an organization to mentor students participating in FIRST Robotics, which builds youth interest in STEM education.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Alum’s volunteer work leads to charitable career services venture

Mizzou computer science alumnus Kevin Melkowski is attempting to turn his volunteer service into a 501c3 nonprofit organization he calls CS Career Hackers.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Bioengineering capstone course courts creativity

The data gathered from the pilot showed fascinating results, and now, theater techniques are a required part of the curriculum in each edition of the capstone class.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

MU Big Data researchers build neuro collaborations through symposium

The University of Missouri is already doing groundbreaking work in pairing Big Data experts with clinical and life science practitioners in order to produce cutting-edge results out of the wealth of data the latter groups create with their research. And a group of College of Engineering researchers is looking to expand collaborative efforts even further.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Engineering brighter smiles

Nanova, Inc. — founded by MU engineers — has developed a method to whiten teeth rapidly, affordably and with minimal pain.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Presenting: Positive PCL possibilities

Allison Gordon, a senior in Bioengineering, recently gave an oral presentation at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

MU, Nanova collaborative effort closing in on heart health breakthrough

The Nanova stent uses nanocoating of a specific substance in order to avoid the re-narrowing problem, while the coating could also avoid the same clotting problem of the drug-eluting stents.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Coulter Program announces another round of funding for biomedical innovations

On Wednesday, the University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded five grants totaling $409,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

MU to award five grants to accelerate biomedical discoveries from lab to market

University of Missouri officials will announce recipients of this year’s Coulter Awards, awarding five grants totaling $409,000.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Six things participants need to know about the 2017-2018 RJI Student Competition

The 2017-2018 RJI Student Competition will differ in two ways from past competitions: Students from outside the University of Missouri are eligible to participate and teams may address any issue facing the news industry. 

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Special visit helps build upon young girl’s love of engineering

It’s not unexpected around Lafferre Hall to hear engineering students discussing mathematical theories, various inventions and great scientific and mathematical minds such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Leonhard Euler. But it’s not every day you hear those conversations coming from a 9 year old guest.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Join us and support the United Way!

The Engineering Staff Advisory Council and the MU College of Engineering are supporting the United Way with two weeks of terrific events. Play bingo, enter to win fabulous raffle prizes, eat delicious food, pie some of your favorite professors in the face, emerge victorious in penny wars and more! The campaign kicks off Monday, Oct. 9 and runs through Friday, Oct. 20.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Transforming transplants

Assistant professor Bret Ulery’s work was recently funded for 18 months via a Concept Award as part of the DoD’s Reconstructive Transplant Research Program.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Something for everyone at MU Fall 2017 Career Fair

Careers, internships or brushing up on skills for the future — no matter which they sought, MU Engineering students found these opportunities in abundance at the Fall 2017 Career Fair.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Mizzou researchers closing in on vaccine breakthrough

MU College of Engineering Professor Dong Xu (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Assistant Professor Bret Ulery (Chemical Engineering) partnered with immunologist Jeffery Adamovicz with the goal of finding a more rapid, cost-effective way of creating vaccines.

Monday, September 18th, 2017

IMSE faculty offices dedicated in honor of Flora, Stallmeyer

The husband-wife duo has been frequent supporters both of the University of Missouri and MU College of Engineering over the years.

Friday, September 15th, 2017

College of Engineering partners with ‘Buckle Up, Phone Down’ campaign

The goal is to challenge Missouri drivers in the hopes of raising seat belt usage rates and eliminating cell phone use behind the wheel.

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