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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Final celebration of MU’s agriculture in engineering history set for April 29

The third and final installment of a series of events to commemorate 100 years of engineering in agriculture at the University of Missouri will be celebrated at the South Farm Research Center on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Several faculty honored as Top Faculty Achievers

Several Mizzou Engineering faculty were among the honorees at the MU Top Faculty Achievers reception on Tuesday.


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

EECS Professor’s research featured by KOMU

KOMU-TV featured Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Marge Skubic’s research on using bed sensors to predict potential health issues for senior citizens.


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Mizzou MCAA chapter takes home two major awards

The Mizzou student chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) recently captured both the Student Chapter of the Year Award and first place out of 52 entries in the National MCAA student competition.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Top students honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Each department in the MU College of Engineering honored its top students at the MU College of Engineering Awards Banquet on March 17 in Columbia.


Monday, March 20th, 2017

Civil engineering professor featured by NBC News

Civil engineering Professor Carlos Sun was interviewed by NBC News for a story on the future of automobile transportation, particularly autonomous vehicles.


Friday, March 17th, 2017

Mizzou Giving Day raises over $1.5M for engineering

Thanks to the generous support of the Mizzou family, the University of Missouri’s first-ever Mizzou Giving Day raised more than $8.2 million. The College of Engineering received 176 gifts totaling $1,525,622.


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Looking back at Engineers’ Week 2017

Here’s a look back at Engineers’ Week 2017…


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Engineering trio part of leadership team for new AAU grant

The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

March 2017 e-newsletter is out!

The March 2017 College of Engineering e-newsletter is out and in inboxes.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Healys’ generosity helps make Potential Energy a reality

Robert and Marcia Healy, longtime supporters of Mizzou and the College of Engineering, were honored at the Potential Energy Cafe grand opening in February.


Friday, March 10th, 2017

MU officials sign research agreement with first-tier Chinese university

Representatives from the University of Missouri, MU College of Engineering and Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT) met Friday at Memorial Union for a ceremonial signing of a research collaboration agreement between the two entities.


Friday, March 10th, 2017

MU Engineering, Black & Veatch team up to fund sustainability research

Black & Veatch is sponsoring a call for project briefs from MU Engineering faculty for the Black & Veatch Award for Excellence in Sustainability Research.


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

College prepares for annual Engineers’ Week celebration

The College of Engineering is getting ready for its annual Engineers’ Week celebration, March 10-18, 2017. Pre-celebration events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, with a “Gear Up for E-Week,” hosted by the Mizzou Society of Women Engineers. E-Week officially kicks of at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, when we flip the switch to light the Jesse Hall dome green.


Monday, March 6th, 2017

Student organizations join forces, national coalition to promote diversity in engineering

Mizzou Engineering and the Mizzou chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers are joining the efforts of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and national NSBE’s 50K Coalition to graduate 50,000 diverse engineering students annually.


Monday, February 13th, 2017

Spring 2017 Career Fair pairs driven students with eager companies

A total of 824 students and 135 companies participated in the event, which provides a great opportunity for Mizzou Engineering students to showcase their abilities to eager industry partners.


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

MU team takes first place at regional hackathon

The University of Missouri team of computer science undergraduates Mohammed Ferris Dweik and Christian Cmehil-Warn, alongside Elijah Sharpe of Lincoln University, beat out teams from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to take first place in the Booz Allen Hamilton “Rate Your Wait” hackathon.


Monday, December 19th, 2016

Dow Chemical president, MAE alumnus delivers commencement address

James R. “Jim” Fitterling (BS ME ’83) delivered the keynote address at the MU College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Hearnes Center. Fitterling currently is president and chief operating officer of Dow Chemical Company.


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Executive Women’s Forum partners with MU Engineering for doctoral fellowship

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is renowned for its work in a wide array of computing-based fields, and the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) took notice. That’s why the two entities have teamed up for a fellowship for a female doctoral student, seeking the next engineering leader in the world of computer science.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

NSBE chapter receives accolades at regional conference

Mizzou’s NSBE chapter was named the Most Outstanding Chapter in the MO Zone and VP Walta Abraham was named the Most Professional Collegiate Member.


Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Donors’ generosity leads to $1.2 million in MU Engineering scholarships

The MU College of Engineering’s annual Scholarship Dinner was held Oct. 27 to honor the College’s generous donors and our outstanding students. The College of Engineering awarded more than $1.2 million to more than 540 students this year thanks to the support of its donors.


Friday, November 4th, 2016

Steel Bridge Team receives $1,000 gift

Representatives from structural steel manufacturer Stupp Bridge Company’s St. Louis branch presented a check for $1,000 to the Mizzou chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge Team on Nov. 4, 2016.


Friday, October 28th, 2016

College celebrates campaign with United Way barbecue

The College of Engineering raised nearly $500 for the University of Missouri’s annual United Way campaign at its 2016 College […]


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

MU Engineering hosts record-setting Career Fair

The Fall 2016 University of Missouri College of Engineering Career Fair, held Sept. 13 at Mizzou Arena, proved to be a record-setting success. A total of 190 companies participated in the event, topping the previous record of 175.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Dean selected as fellow of Biomedical Engineering Society

Elizabeth Loboa, dean and bioengineering professor of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, was named a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the society’s annual meeting held Oct. 5-8 in Minneapolis.


Friday, September 16th, 2016

MU officials rename Engineering Building West ‘Naka Hall’ after MU alumnus, donor

Officials at the University of Missouri today announced that Engineering Building West, located on Sixth Street on the MU campus, has been renamed F. Robert and Patricia Naka Hall after MU alumnus and donor F. Robert Naka and his wife, Patricia.


Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

$12 Million Federal Contract to MU Will Establish Education Program for National Intelligence Agency

The University of Missouri College of Engineering has just been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract to deliver a comprehensive data science education program that will provide cutting-edge analytical training for the NGA workforce and potentially other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).


Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Office of Naval Research grants MU faculty funds for flow system research

College of Engineering faculty recently received an award from the Office of Naval Research Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to purchase and assemble a particle image velocimetry (PIV) system.


Thursday, July 21st, 2016

MU hires College’s international outreach coordinator to direct campus international STEM, engineering program

Miguel Ayllon, the College of Engineering’s international outreach coordinator, was recently named the director of international engineering and STEM programs for MU.


Friday, April 8th, 2016

ECE Professor O’Connell awarded Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Robert O’Connell, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received one of the 2016 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.