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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Environmental engineering alumna speaks at Ada Wilson Lecture

Civil engineering 1977 alumna Karen Flournoy has worked a 30-plus year career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that still is going strong. She spoke about her work as the guest speaker at the 2016 Ada Wilson Lecture and Mizzou Society of Women Engineers Green Tea.


Monday, April 4th, 2016

Fidalgo, colleagues developing new sensor to test for endocrine disruptors

Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, currently is working on a project called “A novel artificial hormone receptor for the sensing of total endocrine disruptor chemicals concentration in natural waters.”


Monday, April 4th, 2016

EPA picks Mizzou team for prestigious P3 grant

Five students and civil engineering Associate Professor Maria Fidalgo received an EPA P3 grant for their project, “Water quality monitoring at hydraulic fracturing sites using molecularly imprinted porous hydrogels.”


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Civil grad student presents pair of posters at major conference

Yohan Chang, a doctoral student in the MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was the only student to present two posters at RES/CON, held March 1-3 in New Orleans.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Civil engineering names top students at College of Engineering Awards Dinner

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department named its outstanding student award recipients at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner, held March 18.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Generosity enables hiring of renowned pavement, materials engineer

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently selected Buttlar for the newly endowed position of Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology, named for 1961 civil engineering alumnus Glen Barton, who helped fund the position along with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.


Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Civil professor’s work with city bridges featured by KMIZ ABC-17

Civil engineering Professor Glenn Washer is working with Columbia Public Works to study the city’s 42 bridges and 100 crossings.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Longtime ties to MU, Columbia lead Becks to fund new scholarship

Ray Beck, BS AgE ’56, MS CiE ’59 with an emphasis in sanitation, and his wife established the Raymond A. and Delilah A. Beck Scholarship Fund in June 2014, and the couple met the scholarship’s first recipient at the dinner.


Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Dean Loboa announces four leadership appointments

Elizabeth Loboa, the dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced the appointment of three faculty members to new leadership positions — Sheila Grant, Hani Salim and Cerry Klein. Associate Dean Steve Devlin also will continue in his role.


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 […]


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Undergraduate stormwater research influences career choice

Lauren Grubbs, CiE ’12, was an honors undergraduate research student who worked with Assistant Teaching Professor Enos Inniss during her senior year, evaluating bioretention performance for stormwater quality and quantity controls.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Faculty member, former graduate student win K.B. Woods Award

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academies, announced Sept. 8 that an MU faculty member and a former graduate student from the College of Engineering won the K.B. Woods Award for their research paper titled “Effect of Number of Soil Strength Measurements on Reliability of Spread Footing Designs.”


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Civil engineering professor tabbed for expert comment on biogas

Zhiqiang Hu, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently gave expert comment in an ABC News story […]


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Professor emeritus receives teaching award

Professor emeritus Mark Virkler was awarded the Patrick T. McCoy Education Professional of the Year Award from the Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE).


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosts second STEM Panel

MU professors from several different departments offered advice to young Latino and Latina students on October 14, when Mizzou’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosted its second annual Latin@s in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) panel.


Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Civil engineering grad student earns top marks in paper competition

Amirhossein Khezerzadeh will present his preliminary research at an expenses paid trip to the annual Transportation Review Board meeting in January in Washington, D.C. In addition, he will have the opportunity to publish his final findings in the July edition of TRB’s journal, Transportation Research Circular.


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 […]


Friday, September 25th, 2015

New members, events: What’s new with CEE student organizations?

Find out who’s leading the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department-related student teams and organizations are up to and what they have planned for the next year.


Friday, September 11th, 2015

Civil alumnus splits time among family, business, community

Dave Weber is a 1992 and 1994 civil engineering alumnus who is principal and chief of structural engineering at Allstate Consultants in Columbia.


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.


Monday, August 31st, 2015

Burns & McDonnell, Kowalik family make generous gift to College

The University of Missouri College of Engineering received a generous gift totaling $500,000 from Burns & McDonnell, Inc., and alumnus Ray Kowalik and his wife, Jill, on Friday at a ceremony held at Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall on the MU campus.


Friday, August 28th, 2015

Civil department, campus writing program team up to improve communication skills

Enos Inniss, Assistant Teaching Professor, and John Bowders, William A. Davidson Professor, recently received an award from the Campus Writing Program (CWP) for their project, “Template for a Distributed Writing Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering.”


Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Intern gets inside look at Lafferre Hall renovation

John Morrison’s summer internship has yielded firsthand experience and also a lot of satisfaction from taking part in a major change to Mizzou’s campus and his home college.


Monday, August 17th, 2015

Grad student earns research award from Federal Aviation Administration

Boris Claros, a graduate civil engineering student at MU, recently received a $10,000 research stipend from the Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues to sponsor his research.


Friday, July 24th, 2015

Civil engineering chair retiring after nearly four decades at MU

Mark Virkler will retire on Sept. 1, having served the last 10 years as chair of the Civil and Engineering Department. He additionally spent three years as director of graduate studies and three more years as director of undergraduate studies, in addition to his research and teaching work.


Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

MU researcher develops more efficient way to heat poultry barns

Shawn Xu developed a waste heat recovery system to make heating of poultry barns more even, more efficient, and perhaps most importantly, more cost effective by driving down the amount of propane required to heat the barns in the winter.


Monday, July 13th, 2015

Three MU teams place at national airport design needs competition

Carlos Sun’s airport engineering course provided the impetus, and three student teams from the University of Missouri earned accolades from the Airport Cooperative Research Program/Federal Aviation Administration’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.


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

Alumni respond to emergencies as FEMA Missouri Task Force 1

Missouri Task Force 1 serves as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Five of the six-member team are Civil and Environmental Engineering Department graduates.