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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Faculty member has big plans for small materials in first academic appointment

As an undergrad, Jian “Javen” Lin had every intention to go into industry after completing his doctorate. Instead, he discovered a passion for research and decided to continue in academia.


Thursday, August 21st, 2014

IMSE professor Noble wins award for writing-intensive coursework

James Noble, a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, was awarded the 2014 Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching from the Campus Writing Program in April.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Assistant Professor Zare selected for NSF CAREER award

Assistant Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Alina Zare recently was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Award.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

MAE assistant professor Maschmann earns Oak Ridge Associated Universities award

Matt Maschmann, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, recently was awarded a $5,000 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge National Lab to look into potential mechanical and electrical responses of carbon nanotubes grown directly on structural microfibers.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Hammond latest to join faculty in Chemical Engineering Department

Karl Hammond will begin a tenure-track assistant professorship with the University of Missouri Chemical Engineering Department in the Fall 2014 semester.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

McFarland joins Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty

Jacob McFarland joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department’s faculty in a tenure-track position, beginning in the Fall 2014 semester.


Monday, August 4th, 2014

Pair of summer programs keep Computer Science Department busy

The Computer Science Department debuted its Big Data Analytics Summer Program in July and also hosted a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program.


Monday, August 4th, 2014

India summer program gets off to good start

Students from India spent three weeks on the University of Missouri campus for the College of Engineering’s India Summer Program. The program kicked off its inaugural year July 3 and wrapped July 25.


Monday, August 4th, 2014

Saudi Arabia program finds success in first year

The MU College of Engineering’s inaugural King Abdulaziz University Internship for Engineering Students took place from June 18 through July 25.


Friday, August 1st, 2014

MU professor featured by Smart America Expo, Huffington Post

Marjorie Skubic’s work on the use of technology to help detect falls and degenerative health conditions before they become more severe caught was showcased at the Smart America Expo and caught the attention of the Huffington Post.


Friday, July 25th, 2014

Assistant professor Becchi featured by prominent visual computing company

NVIDIA, a prominent visual computing company, recently featured Michela Becchi, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as one of 30 women chosen to share their stories on how they use the company’s compute unified device architecture.


Monday, June 30th, 2014

Associate professor Washer proposes new bridge inspection standards

Glenn Washer, an associate professor in MU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently completed a paper with the goal of creating a more risk-based set of standards for how frequently bridges require inspections.


Friday, June 20th, 2014

MU bioengineering one of 15 that ‘just might save the world’

WorldWideLearn.com, an online directory providing potential students with information on hundreds of colleges and universities, named MU’s Bioengineering Department as one of “15 Environmental Programs That Just Might Save the World.”


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Assistant professor manages online database for soybean studies

The Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB), a free online data resource managed by assistant computer science research professor Trupti Joshi, allows collaboration to solve questions encountered in soybean research.


Monday, June 9th, 2014

Thompson to step down as dean in September

University of Missouri Interim Provost Ken Dean announced James E. Thompson will step down as dean of the MU College of Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2014.


Thursday, June 5th, 2014

MU CEE students take top two spots at poster competition

Two University of Missouri civil engineering students took top honors in the poster competition sponsored by the Central Missouri chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at May’s Traffic and Safety Conference in Columbia.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope

GENI a cloud infrastructure sponsored by the National Science Foundation allows researchers and others to set up virtual labs to share information, resources, data and more.


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

Computer simulation technique gains exposure

Twenty years after Zhen Chen’s team began investigations into what has been termed the “Material Point Method” (MPM), his research would be applied to an Academy Award-winning film.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Student Services Office takes aim at student success

Over the past four years, the MU College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services has assembled a suite of resources, a full court press of new and newly enhanced offerings, that take direct aim at student satisfaction, success and retention.


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Undergraduate research sets Treece up for success

Working for three years as an undergraduate researcher in Sarah Orton’s lab was invaluable experience to recent civil engineering alumnus Zach Treece.


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Research opportunities draw Fidalgo to MU

Maria Fidalgo joined the faculty of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in January as an associate professor after nine years at the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.


Thursday, May 15th, 2014

MUII director appointed ECE chairman

After 14 years with the University of Missouri and countless accomplishments, Chi-Ren Shyu is ready for his next challenge. Shyu will become chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department on June 1, taking over for former interim chair Scott Kovaleski.


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

New assistant professor joins CHE department faculty

The Chemical Engineering Department will welcome Bret Ulery to its faculty as an assistant professor beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

New leadership takes the helm of MO Water Resources Reseach Center

Baolin Deng began his tenure as the Missouri Water Resources Research Center’s new director on March 1, replacing Professor Emeritus Tom Clevenger.


Monday, May 5th, 2014

Student-built software rolls out to Columbia Public Schools

Grant Scott was able to partner with Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to develop a web application to digitize and automate the district’s magnet school application process s part of his Software Engineering 4320 class.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

New course uses drones to inspire student innovation

Thirty students in the Information Technology program will spend two afternoons each week testing software they engineer for use in unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones.


Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Spring forum awards bioengineers, recognizes four other faculty

The University of Missouri College of Engineering was well represented at the Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum April 22.


Monday, April 7th, 2014

IT Program keeps pace with evolution of technology

MU associate teaching professor Dale Musser has been an “early adopter” of wearable technology. He has both a personal and a professional interest in technology’s ever-accelerating trends.


Thursday, March 13th, 2014

IMSE adds four to the faculty

The MU Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department added a quality quartet to its faculty roster for the 2013-14 academic year.