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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Transportation inspiration

Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

MESSENGER mission member credits success to MU education, faculty mentor

Very few people get to list “guided a spacecraft to Mercury” on their resumes. On the hierarchy of potential life experiences, it sits in the “rarest of the rare” category.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Recipe for biomedical research success

Raghuraman Kannan has combined his background in chemistry, joint appointments in bioengineering and radiology, entrepreneurial roots, collaborative spirit and tireless […]


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Project measures organic trash generated by gameday fans

If a pair of engineering researchers have their way, the turf won’t be the only thing green about Memorial Stadium in the coming years.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Civil engineering’s virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center is a collaborative powerhouse

Thus the highly successful, virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center (TIC) with Charlie Nemmers at its helm was conceived and created to build teams of researchers to respond to areas of existing transportation. But research under the center’s umbrella hasn’t strictly adhered to the tradition of transportation as Nemmers has sought out partners to fill associated research needs.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

UM System president’s chief of staff named interim dean of MU College of Engineering

Effective Sept. 1, 2014, Robert W. Schwartz, chief of staff and custodian of records for the UM System, began serving as interim dean of the College of Engineering.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Research mines the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease

James Lee has spent the better part of a decade applying that training to help understand the effects or bring about the end of Alzheimer’s disease. And he recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his research between now and 2019.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Graduate research results in book collaboration

Working with his faculty adviser, Professor Wenjun Zeng, Suman Deb Roy wrote extensively on computational models that could make this data an accessible and valuable resource for those working in such fields as social media, advertising, marketing and journalism.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

First water-based nuclear battery developed at MU

Think about how many devices you come across each day that are battery powered. The list is almost endless, and for that reason, researchers and scientists constantly are searching for the next big improvement, the next battery breakthrough.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Research collaboration improves Twitter analysis tools

A computer science doctoral student and a faculty member from the MU School of Information Science and Learning Technologies paired up to develop an event-based Twitter analyzation software program that is more accurate than existing tools.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Hubbard scholarship endowed for love of education in honor of a cherished husband

Although Lloyd and Lucille Hubbard had no children of their own, they had a soft spot in her heart for children. Lucille died in July 2012, and recently, the college learned that a bequest in her will swelled the Lloyd S. Hubbard Memorial Fund to nearly $1 million.


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Alumni Notes

Class notes 1960s John Novak, BS CiE ’64 and MS CiE ’66, of Blacksburg, Va., was honored as the 2014 […]


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Grad student repeats winning performance

For the second consecutive year, MU civil and environmental engineering graduate student Boris Claros came out on top in the 2014 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) student essay competition.


Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Donor touched by letters from scholarship recipients

Ruth Atkinson, a 1940 graduate of the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, endowed the Donald B. Atkinson Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband. She kept every letter she received from grateful recipients.


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.


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.


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.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Distinguished alumnus’ life is a tapestry of accomplishment

Envisioning F. Robert Naka’s life as a tapestry might be the best way to examine it: a personal history woven with many different, vibrant threads that came together to create something extraordinary.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Entrepreneur finds success by investing in human resources, focusing on what his company does best

Lucrative job offers in Kansas City and Illinois couldn’t lure Scott Boyd away from Columbia after he completed his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Beverly, met at MU and both graduated in 1983, Beverly with a degree in animal science and agricultural economics.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Retired engineer finds pleasure in creative process

Ron Hollrah, BS CIE ’64, MS ’66, PhD ’71, has thrown himself into a variety of painting and woodworking projects since retiring in 2004, including a painting of Mizzou’s iconic columns he gave to College of Engineering Dean James Thompson.


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

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.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Mizzou Engineering Study Abroad to South Africa: January 4-17, 2014

What follows are excerpts of observations about life in another country — daily reflections from the pages of four student journals, with their permission.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Engineering Study Abroad Program takes flight, makes plans for the future

Miguel Ayllon likes to remind students who are considering an MU Engineering study abroad experience that as engineers in an increasingly global marketplace, they might eventually find themselves among colleagues in a country other than the United States.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Friendship influences a choice to study engineering, later models engineering scholarship

Guy and Louise Hackmann saw a photo of a longtime friend’s daughter at the Mizzou Engineering scholarship dinner representing her father’s endowment. It inspired them to also endow a scholarship.


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.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Alumni Notes

1970s John Brown, BS ME ’73, of Kansas City, Mo., was named a 2014 Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend in January […]


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Missouri WTS chapter selects two from MU for scholarships

This spring, Missouri’s WTS chapter selected two young women — Paige Martz and Yue Zhang — majoring in civil engineering at the University of Missouri as scholarship recipients.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Bench dedicated in honor of Nell Lafferre

When Nell Lafferre passed away in June 2013, the Jefferson Club Trustees decided to honor the memory and efforts of their spunky colleague, doing so by dedicating a bench in her honor.