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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

MU Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team flies right at competition

The Mizzou Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team pulled out a 14th place overall finish out of 33 teams at the Association For Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Student Unmanned Air Systems competition.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Researchers refine a mechanical approach to a medical problem

To better care for neonatal infants, researchers have developed a computer model that allows a rigid machine to respond in a more delicate, more human way.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

MAE professor receives UM System President’s Economic Development Award

Hao Li, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was surprised with the UM System President’s Award for Economic Development.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Skills of steel: Team work solidifies international student’s MU experience

Columbia, Mo. is a long way from the steel and industrial town of Anshan in the Liaoning province of China, and Qiwen Guo has enjoyed the opportunity to experience both.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

U.S. senator and Engineering alumnus Heinrich to speak at convocation

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is proud to host U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico as its 2014 spring convocation speaker. Heinrich graduated from MU in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Jennings tabbed ASME District C student board chair, Torres vice chair

Jonathan Jennings recently was elected chair of the ASME District C Student District Operating Board and Student Section Executive Committee representative, and Brandon Torres was chosen as vice chair for communications.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

MU squad soars into ASME Student Design Competition

The University of Missouri American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Design Competition team traveled at the end of March to show off its skills against 21 other teams.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

March Sky’s maiden voyage a success

The Mizzou chapter of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronatics hosted the first March Sky rocket camp, which took place March 21 to 23 on the campus of the University of Missouri.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

MAE students recognized at E-Week awards banquet

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students from the College of Engineering were honored during the annual Engineers’ Week as outstanding students in their department or individuals among their peers.

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Associate professor named ASME fellow

Yuyi Lin, an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently was named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow, the organization’s highest membership grade.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Heat transfer innovation garners Best Paper Award

A paper submitted to an American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s international conference in December 2013 received the conference’s Best Paper Award.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Oscillating heat pipes offer elegant thermal management

Common cooling solutions in heat transfer are not sufficient for today’s electronics. Researchers around the world, including Hongbin “Bill” Ma, are looking for solutions to this pervasive and growing problem.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Diversity alumnus spotlight: Trenisha Tait

Changes came two-fold for Trenisha Tait after her 2012 graduation. She got married and started a new job. But when her company’s plant closed, she was forced to look for another job, which proved easier than she thought it would.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Native Californian finds refuge in the Midwest

Marco Hinojosa intended on majoring in accounting but found his niche in mechanical engineering. As a senior, he feels quite at home at Mizzou and in Columbia. Though that wasn’t always the case.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Engineers transition swimmingly from the pool to the lab

Engineering’s curriculum could rival athletics’ schedule for the title “most rigorous.” However, seven members of the Mizzou men’s swimming and diving team are taking on both.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Engineering, medicine faculty receive Coulter Awards

The MU Coulter Translational Partnership Program in September announced funding for six biomedical research projects, each a collaborative effort by an engineer and a physician.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

New camp teaches basics of rocketry to Columbia Public Schools students

A group of Columbia high school students will have the opportunity to learn all the necessary skills to build and launch a rocket, thanks to Mizzou engineering students.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Traineeship brings grad students outreach skills to the spotlight

In Feng “Tom” Zhao Zhang’s world, social experiments are as common as his engineering ones. The doctoral student thrives working in a team and is looking forward to working in industry.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Professor joins young ME program at Baylor

After 11 years as a faculty/researcher in the MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Professor Doug Smith’s career path has joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Baylor University.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Engineers work on medical device targeted to meet surgical needs

A team of researchers aims to create an easily inserted and withdrawn device to block any debris from reaching the brain during aortic valve replacement surgery.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

What’s new with MAE’s student organizations?

The student organizations involved in the MAE Department have had a busy year building cars and rockets. Read about their past year and what to look forward to.

Monday, September 9th, 2013

MU Engineering welcomes 11 new faculty members

The College of Engineering welcomes 11 faculty members to its ranks this fall, four in industrial engineering, three in the computer science, two in mechanical and aerospace engineering, one in bioengineering and one in chemical engineering.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Researcher brings CAREER Award research to department

Like many of the students he will advise, Ming Xin, a new associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, found his passion for engineering through his family.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Outstanding professor, students recognized

In 2013, one of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department’s faculty members received recognition and six students from the department were honored for their achievements at the annual Missouri Honor Awards banquet.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Capital investment takes innovation a step closer to commercialization

In March 2013, China-based backers committed to invest $7 million in Nanova, Inc., a company co-founded by two associate professors of mechanical engineering and its chief scientist, to bring the company’s products to market in the U.S. and China.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Machines merge with management in alumnus’ 30-plus year career

Electrical engineering and mechanical engineering alumnus Art Braun says two key elements to a successful engineering career are enjoying what you’re doing and being open to continuous learning.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Alumnus returns to MU as new faculty member

Taking on the role of assistant professor of mechanical engineering makes a full circle for Matthew Maschmann. He’ll now work with some of his former mentors, such as his adviser, Professor Bill Ma.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Energy efficiency initiatives join forces under MU’s Mizzou Advantage program

MU researchers have taken note of the keen interest in energy efficiency in the business and construction. As a result, consortium of six campus energy initiatives has come together as the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium (MEERC).

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The coming world of 3D printing: Alex Madinger at TEDxCoMo

Mechanical Engineering student Alex Madinger spoke about the exciting possibilities of 3D printing at TEDxCoMo in Columbia in April. Madinger, who […]

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Ireland trip serves as launching pad for graduate’s global studies

A study abroad trip to Ireland gave graduating mechanical engineering senior Lily Ellebracht a taste of international study. She isn’t fluent in Spanish, but that didn’t stop her from answering “Yes!” when she found she’d been accepted into graduate school in Barcelona, Spain.