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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Engineer, research collaborators team up on computational neuroscience training

Satish Nair, a University of Missouri professor of electrical and computer engineering, and three MU faculty collaborators submitted one of only three researcher training course proposals to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) aimed at cross-training researchers in computational neuroscience. The course will provide training to pre- and post-docs, medical students, and junior faculty who are beginning or anticipating potential careers/collaborations in neuroscience.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Marble-Boyle Award affirms ECE undergrad’s geographic research

A joint interest in geographic information systems and computers led MU undergraduate Jeff King down an interesting educational path, and his efforts recently landed him one of three 2016 Association of American Geographers Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic Sciences.


Monday, February 1st, 2016

Electrical engineering pair breaks new scholarship ground

Christian Boschert and Joshua Jacobsen became the first two University of Missouri students to receive awards through the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Alum’s adventurous, frugal life leads to generosity

When he passed away in 2012, the life-changing impact his education and his time at Mizzou had on his life resulted in Marvin Elston leaving most of his fortune to the MU College of Engineering for scholarships.


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Two faculty members earn prestigious fellow designations

Two College of Engineering professors — Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Sanjeev Khanna — earned the designation of fellow by two prestigious professional organizations recently.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

ECE associate professor leaves legacy of fostering student success

Gregory Triplett, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), accepted a position as associate dean of graduate studies for the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Va.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Shock and vibration testing innovation lands associate professor Pusey Award

Greg Engel, along with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technology’s Erik Timpson, won the Henry Pusey Best Paper Award for “Reversible Electromagnetic Launchers for Mechanical Shock Testing” at this year’s symposium, which was held in Orlando, Fla.


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Electricity meets wind

When businessman and entrepreneur Phil Anschutz needed an expert on electric utilities to help him build a wind energy business in Wyoming, he tapped Bill Boyd, BS EE ’70, to be executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wyoming Renewable Resources.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Research develops algorithms to more clearly define sonar images of the ocean floor

Technology developed by a University of Missouri researcher, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), offers a better solution for mapping of the ocean floor and could also improve current underwater object detection performance.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

MU I-Corps team receives funding

The National Science Foundation, through its Innovation Corps Teams Program, has granted funding of $50,000 for six months to Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Chair Professor in electrical and computer engineering, and her I-Corps team. The purpose of the program is to provide NSF-funded researchers with additional funds through a competitive process to help turn scientific discoveries into commercialized projects.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Electrical engineering undergrad earns Marble-Boyle Award

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department undergraduate Jeff King recently earned a 2016 Association of American Geographers Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Award […]


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.


Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Coulter Program provides support to engineering, medical faculty collaborations

The University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded grants totaling $500,000 to five teams of researchers on Sept. 24. Each two-person team, consisting of an engineering faculty member and a clinician from the MU School of Medicine, received $100,000 to fund projects that have the potential to improve or save patient lives by addressing a well-defined health care need.


Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Retiring faculty member reflects on tech, teaching changes over last 30 years

ECE Professor Harry Tyrer will retire Aug. 1, 2015. He leaves behind a more than 30-year career with Mizzou Engineering.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Consequences, problem-solving ‘within and around wires’ serves alumna well

The Air Force Academy’s loss was the University of Missouri’s gain as a bright, ambitious Mexico, Mo., native with a passion for solving technical problems came to the MU College of Engineering.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Four women faculty members join forces on sensor project

Four engineering faculty members and an associate professor of family and community medicine are partnering on a grant proposal for a project to create a sensor to measure stress levels, and all five principal investigators happen to be women.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Michela Becchi in MU Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Research seeks inexpensive solution for detection of tuberculosis

Electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay, is partnering with Carole McArthur, professor of dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, on a project funded by the Coulter Translational Partnership Program titled “Identifying Tuberculosis.”


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Mizzou NAI chapter inducts two from engineering

Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Sheila Grant were among the 10 founding members inducted into the Mizzou Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).


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, 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 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

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, 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 3rd, 2015

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor He elevated to IEEE fellow

Henry He, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri recently was honored by being named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow.


Friday, February 27th, 2015

College of Engineering and School of Medicine team up on knee ligament tears

Aaron Gray, an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, have joined forces with a diverse group of faculty and student researchers to study the problem of ACL tears in adolescent female athletes.


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Mizzou Amateur Radio Club returns to the airwaves

A group of enthusiasts at the University of Missouri recently revived the dormant Amateur Radio Club to spread their love of medium across campus.


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Paper on fuzzy rose diagrams lands top student paper award

Doctoral student Andrew Buck and Professor James Keller teamed up to earn Best Student Paper at the 2014 IEEE SSCI event in Orlando, Fla., for the paper “Visualizing Uncertainty with Fuzzy Rose Diagrams.”


Friday, December 5th, 2014

Job in industry lies ahead for IEEE president

Trevor Hassebroek knows exactly what he will do following his graduation in May 2015. The electrical engineering senior already has a job waiting for him at Burns and McDonnell performing the same duties he did as an intern last summer.


Friday, December 5th, 2014

Breipohl family gives teaching fellowships a helping hand

On a recent visit to the College of Engineering, alumnus Art Breipohl and his wife Shirley were so impressed with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching fellowship program, they made a gift to the department to fund a fifth fellow for this academic year.