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Monday, August 31st, 2015

Burns & McDonnell, Kowalik family give 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.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Civil alumnus develops nationally adopted symbol-based reporting system

While deployed to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, Dave Weber saw an inefficiency in the way accountability forms and reports were compiled and organized.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Professor, student receive campus International Engagement Awards

Guo “Shawric” Xiaoyu was recognized for outstanding student contributions. Mechanical and aerospace engineering C.W. LaPierre Professor Sanjeev Khanna was honored for outstanding international contributions.


Monday, June 8th, 2015

MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of […]


Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Mizzou duo shines at ITS Heartland Student Competition

For the third consecutive year, MU civil engineering graduate student Boris Claros captured the top spot at the Intelligent Transportation Society Heartland Student Competition. Fellow MU grad student Roozbeh Rahmani earned second place honors.


Thursday, June 4th, 2015

MU sweeps top two spots at Missouri Traffic and Safety Conference competition

Graduate student Roozbeh Rahmani and undergraduate research assistant Paige Martz earned first place with “License Plate Recognition Technology’s Potential Benefits to Intelligent Transportation Systems: An Arterial Travel Time Case Study,” and graduate students Amir Khezerzadeh and Tim Cope took second with “Temporary Traffic Control in Innovative Geometrical Design Work Zones.”


Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Final draft proves a winner for civil engineer at ITS America competition

Chris Fitzpatrick, a graduate civil engineering student, won the ITS America essay contest, with his piece, “Enhancing Commercial Vehicle Safety and Emissions Reduction by the use of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication in Tractor-Trailer Platoons.”


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

AASHTO names diverging diamond interchange project to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Engineering students to showcase research to legislators at the capitol

Eight engineering undergraduates will travel to Jefferson City on March 10 to discuss and explain their research projects to state lawmakers.


Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Grad student named MTC Student of the Year

Civil engineering graduate student Tim Cope was recently named the Midwest Transportation Center’s Student of the Year. Cope was selected from applicants of the four states that comprise the Midwest Regional University Transportation Center.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Transportation inspiration

Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Civil engineering’s virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center is a collaborative powerhouse

Thus the highly successful, virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center (TIC) with Charlie Nemmers at its helm was conceived and created to build teams of researchers to respond to areas of existing transportation. But research under the center’s umbrella hasn’t strictly adhered to the tradition of transportation as Nemmers has sought out partners to fill associated research needs.


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Grad student repeats winning performance

For the second consecutive year, MU civil and environmental engineering graduate student Boris Claros came out on top in the 2014 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) student essay competition.


Friday, November 7th, 2014

Fifth Missouri Tech Expo gives ideas a space to shine

The University of Missouri hosted the 5th Annual Missouri Technology Expo on October 16, serving as a forum allowing researchers and MU startups to pitch technologies and business plans to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and technology companies.


Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Missouri Water Resources Research Center turns 50

In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the MOWRRC held a symposium featuring speakers from all over central Missouri on topics including Missouri water issues, water management and water conservation.


Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Civil engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni adds eight

The University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni welcomed eight new members at an event held Oct. 10.


Monday, October 27th, 2014

CEE graduate student takes first place at transportation poster competition

Graduate student Kyoungmin “Andrew” Nam of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department won first place at the annual poster competition for the Transportation Engineering Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (TEAM Stl).


Monday, October 27th, 2014

MU civil engineering alumnus Moulder dies at 88

James E. “Bud” Moulder died Oct. 24 at the age of 88. He was a lifelong and very active supporter of the MU College of Engineering, serving as past president and an active member of the MU Engineering Alumni Association (MUEAO) and was a lifetime member of the Mizzou Alumni Association.