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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Computer Science and IT Showcase a hit

The Computer Science and IT Showcase held by Upsilon Pi Epsilon advertised participation as “an opportunity for students in Computer Science and Information Technology at Mizzou to showcase their work, including academic research, independent study, personal or group projects.”


Friday, May 15th, 2015

Civil engineering doctoral alum earns top marks from ASCE conference

Dan Ding earned first-place honors in the student poster competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Annual Kansas City Geotechnical Conference on April 23 with her poster, titled “Reliability of Shallow Foundations Designed Using LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) with Different Numbers of Strength Measurements.”


Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Nanoantenna project cements doctoral student’s place in research

What cemented Zach Thacker’s decision to pursue graduate school was the research he conducted. He first worked on some nuclear engineering projects, then got involved with the nanoantenna project. Thacker called the work for that project the moment “when he knew he loved grad school.”


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

SEDS’ weather balloon reaches new heights

On April 18, 2015, a group of MU engineers gathered to launch a balloon from Carnahan Quad. They attached a camera to take video footage of the balloon’s ascent, flight and descent.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Robotics Design Challenge engages Missouri youth

Problem solving and communication were big aspects of the 10th Annual Robotics Design Challenge, also known as the LEGO Challenge, which took place in the auditorium of MU’s Engineering Building West on April 11. Around 145 elementary and middle-schoolers from across Missouri came to Columbia for the event.


Monday, May 4th, 2015

Iraqi pioneer teaches students through one-year visiting professorship

In 2014, Saba Adnan Gheni served as the first woman president of an Iraqi university. She now is teaching Mizzou students as a visiting professor with a one-year appointment in the Chemical Engineering Department.


Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Computer science collaboration with journalists creates showcase-winning public radio app

SoundStir, mobile community for public radio listeners, won first place at the 2015 RJI Tech Showcase student competition. Team Turnip also was recognized for technical innovation.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Bioengineering, mechanical engineering students take top honors at spring undergraduate research forum

Two bioengineering students and a mechanical engineering student were recognized for Chancellor’s Awards for excellence at the 2015 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum.


Monday, April 27th, 2015

Bioengineering students impress at bioethics essay, poster competitions

It was a clean sweep for the University of Missouri in the 2015 Institute of Biological Engineering Bioethics Essay Competition, as well as a Students’ Choice Award in the poster competition. The awards were handed out at the IBE Awards Banquet in St. Louis recently.


Monday, April 27th, 2015

Electrical engineering junior teaches firefighters to fly

Muhammad Al-Rawi, a junior electrical engineering major, spent his Spring Break teaching members of the Santa Rosa Program Protection and Fire Brigade in Costa Rica how to pilot quadcopters to aid their conservation efforts.


Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Chemical engineering major earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Award

Emily Cheng, a chemical engineering major, earned a Goldwater Scholarship Award in March, and with it, up to $7,500 to cover tuition, fees, books and room and board.


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.


Monday, April 6th, 2015

Building Update: Relocation nearing an end, groundbreaking scheduled

Lafferre Hall renovation work continued to ramp up this last month, with plenty of pieces and people moving to facilitate the beginning of construction work, and a campus groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 13.


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

IMSE quintet lauded for accomplishments at Engineering Awards Banquet

Five students received Outstanding Student Awards as part of the Engineering Awards Banquet on March 13.


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Standout ECE students and faculty honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Michela Becchi, Grant Scott and four students were honored at the annual Engineering Awards Banquet, held on March 13 as part of Engineers’ Week.


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Undergrad takes diverging diamond research to Posters On the Hill

Paige Martz, a civil engineering senior in the MU College of Engineering, recently was selected to present her research and poster on Diverging Diamond Interchanges at the 2015 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Two computer science seniors compete at PBS MediaShift Hackathon

Computer science seniors Julia Duncan and Lawrence Williams joined three MU journalism students at the second-annual MediaShift Journalism School Hackathon from Feb. 27 to March 1 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.


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

Five Chemical Engineering students recognized at Engineering Awards Banquet

Five students from the Chemical Engineering Department earned Outstanding Student Awards at the Engineering Awards Banquet on March 13.


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, March 30th, 2015

Computer science students, adviser honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Academic adviser Adrianna Wheeler and four Computer Science Department students received awards at the Engineering Awards Banquet on March 13.


Monday, March 30th, 2015

Two Bioengineering faculty members and four students honored

Associate professor Steve Borgelt, assistant professor Heather Hunt and four students were honored at the Engineering Awards Banquet on March 13.


Friday, March 27th, 2015

MAE professor, students lauded at Engineering Awards Banquet

Four students and Professor Qingsong Yu were honored at the annual Engineering Awards Banquet on March 13.


Friday, March 27th, 2015

CiE students, staff member honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Four students and administrative associate Mary McCush were honored at the annual Engineering Awards Banquet, held on March 13.


Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

MAE assistant professor working to fill gaps in carbon nanotube forest understanding

Matt Maschmann, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri, will publish an article in the upcoming edition of the journal Carbon outlining his findings on the characterization of carbon nanotube forest formation and their resulting mechanical properties.


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Bioengineering senior selected to Mizzou ’39

Brock Scoville, a senior bioengineering major, recently was selected as a 2015 Mizzou ’39 award recipient. Mizzou ’39 is an honor bestowed on 39 MU seniors annually in recognition of “their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community.”


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

MU researcher testing limits of human perception capabilities

Jung Hyup Kim, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at MU, and his student research team recently began using motion-capture and eye-tracking technology to investigate the relationship between human perception stress and performance using human-in-the-loop simulation.


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.


Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

What new with IMSE student organizations?

IMSE’s student organizations have been very busy. See what Mizzou’s chapters of the Institute for Industrial Engineers, Alpha Pi Mu and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers have been up to.


Monday, March 16th, 2015

MU Engineering alumna kicks off diversity speaker series

MU alumna Alexa Mitchell, a CADD services engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) shared her personal and professional experiences with engineering students on February 25.