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Friday, October 31st, 2014

EPA recognizes bioengineering capstone team’s sustainability project

Bioengineering seniors Austin Davis, Jeremy Davis, Amanda Prescott and Sami Tellatin were selected as one of 42 $15,000 Phase I grant recipients by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant competition.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

$38.5 million approved to renovate Lafferre Hall

On Oct. 16, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon convened a meeting of the state’s Board of Public Buildings to approve the state’s issuance of $38.5 million for the repair and renovation of the 1935 and 1945 sections of Lafferre Hall, the main building of the MU College of Engineering.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Bioengineering professor sets gold standard in optics research

Gary Yao, a professor in the Bioengineering Department, recently received the 2014 Educational Award from Edmund Optics, and with it, $10,000 in Edmund products, for his work using pupillary light reflex to screen for neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism, in young children.


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

Assistant IMSE professor, undergrad duo testing courts’ efficiency

Jung Hyup Kim, an assistant professor in MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, currently is in the process of determining the impact of the Missouri eFiling System (MeFS) on efficiency of case processing and document management for the Missouri Judiciary.


Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Engineering path leads Schwartz to interim dean job at MU

Robert Schwartz said an opportunity to again experience working within an academic unit is, in part, what influenced him to accept the position as interim dean of the College of Engineering.


Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Third round of Coulter Program-funded biomedical research projects announced

Six grants totaling approximately $600,000 were awarded Sept. 30 to interdisciplinary teams comprised of an engineering faculty member and clinicians. The funding comes from the University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program.


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

NSF grants boost Big Data capabilities at MU

The National Science Foundation grants received by Prasad Calyam and Chi-Ren Shyu total more than $1 million toward creating a secure hybrid cloud network that will lessen the need for researchers to rely on supercomputer data centers to process their data.


Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Student teams invited to compete in the RevCon Challenge

On Oct. 31, seven university teams will demonstrate the prototypes of the thermal connectors they’ve designed to judges at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, the hosting agency for the 2014 and 2015 International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector (RevCon) Challenge.


Thursday, September 11th, 2014

MAE gains CAREER award-earning research with new faculty member

Associate professor Chanwoo Park joined the MU College of Engineering’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in September. He was the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award in 2014.


Thursday, September 4th, 2014

New researcher brings new field of study to college

Guoliang Huang is one of four new faces on the faculty of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri College of Engineering.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Zhang appointed MAE department chair

James C. Dowell Professor Yuwen Zhang has been appointed chairman of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri College of Engineering.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Students use hackathons for summer networking

While job fairs and family members can offer valuable feet-in-doors, some students find that providing a demonstration of their skills at hackathons can cast a much wider net.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Faculty duo, grad student take first at CVPR Change Detection Challenge Workshop

Computer Science graduate student Rui Wang, associate professor Kannappan Palaniappan and assistant research professor Filiz Bunyak joined fellow Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) scientist Guna Seetharaman to produce a paper entitled “Static and Moving Object Detection Using Flux Tensor with Split Gaussian Models (FTSG).”


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.