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Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Research seeks efficient, inexpensive retrofit for power plant carbon dioxide capture

A chemical engineering research team is working to develop a solution to help existing power plants capture and store excess carbon dioxide emissions.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Embracing Big Data’s big bang

In the Fall 2013 semester, the Computer Science Department began offering a Big Data analytics course. IBM has supplied the use of its software, InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams, and access to IBM academic cloud for the endeavor.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

In the field: Cross disciplinary research uses robots for data collection

Electrical engineers worked with a computer scientist and a computational biologist to create and utilize a robot that would automatically collect the latter pair’s data for research into maize phenotype mutants.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Love makes a Christmas gift of education

Barbara DeMaire decided that the perfect Christmas gift to her husband Doug would be a scholarship in his name to the MU Industrial Engineering Department, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Iraq connection: Students and faculty benefit from emerging collaborations

MU Engineering recently signed two MOUs that act as umbrellas to present a broader framework for multiple projects with several universities in Iraq.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Engineering foundation receives affiliation approval

In May, the University of Missouri formally recognized the MU College of Engineering (UMCOE) Foundation as an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization, after approval from the Chancellor’s Office and the University Board of Curators. The affiliation status allows UMCOE Foundation to accept and act as stewards of gifts to MU Engineering with University partnership.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Vandelicht’s service recognized with 2013 Moulder Award

Walter F. Vandelicht received the 2013 James E. “Bud” Moulder Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Missouri College of Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1949.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Flora receives UM System award

College of Engineering alumnus Don Flora, BS IE ’66, MS IE ’68, MPH ’71, received the 2013 Presidential Citation Award from the Alliance of Alumni Associations on behalf of the Mizzou Alumni Association.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Alumni Association honors Chambers

Ward Chambers, a 1967 University of Missouri electrical engineering graduate, was among 16 outstanding MU faculty and alumni honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) on Friday, Oct. 18.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Alumni Notes

Share your news with fellow alumni. Email news about your accomplishments to Mizzou Engineer Senior Editor Jane Wiese-Fales at wisesfalesj@missouri.edu.


Thursday, September 5th, 2013

As annual gifts grow, so do the entities they support

A company without operational support won’t succeed and the same is true for Mizzou. It’s through annual giving that MU has the ability to do more, and be more, year after year.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

What does it take to be a faculty entrepreneur?

Several on the University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty are “doing,” having launched businesses based on their research breakthroughs. What follows is an examination of how faculty launch start-up ventures and a look at a handful of some of engineering’s adventurous risk-takers’ efforts, in various stages of development.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Plasma ‘ring’ sets the stage for further research

Researchers in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have devised a system that creates a toroidal- (or ring-) shaped plasma emission in open atmosphere.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher drives interest in cutting-edge field of parallel computing

Michaela Becchi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri, received nearly $500,000 for research on data-intensive uses for GPU clusters.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Supercritical water oxidation to be used to treat sewage in Third World countries

A biological professor and his team of researchers have been examining the use of supercritical water to process biomass and other wastes as part of a collaborative project with Duke University.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Portable X-ray device has exciting potential

Serendipity and X-rays joined forces for an unexpected consequence and an exciting discovery in the lab of Scott Kovaleski, an MU associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and interim department chair.


Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher’s aim is to produce polymer-free custom-made bone

A chemical engineering assistant professor has made the mechanical properties of bones puzzle the cornerstone of his research program. His ultimate goal is to create custom-made bone.


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 24th, 2013

IMSE alumnus successfully champions, implements ‘lean’ operations through career

David Engelkemeyer, a 1973 graduate, said that even as a youngster, he thought about some sort of a career that would make his parents’ way of life better.


Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Alumni Notes

Share your news with fellow alumni. Please email news about your accomplishments to Mizzou Engineer Editor Jan Wiese-Fales, at wiesefalesj@missouri.edu. […]


Friday, March 1st, 2013

Engineering legacy: Endowments are forever

James S. Rollins, “father” of the University of Missouri, was instrumental in the land grant university’s placement in Columbia. He also created the first endowed scholarship in 1888, which each year is still awarded to six undergraduates, including a civil engineering major.


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Sensor and photographic images merged to offer a 3D view

For his graduate work at the State University of New York, Ye Duan explored computer vision, using a camera to […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Researchers embark on quest to find durable, cost-efficient soy-based material

Efforts to identify greener, more cost-efficient materials to make the polyurethanes used to create foams and plastics has resulted in […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Computational speech recognition: a complex, resource-intensive task with great potential

With the introduction of Apple iPhone’s personal assistant, Siri, the technology of speech recognition went mainstream. The ease with which […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

One of a kind: college soils laboratory unites characterization services, geotechnical testing

Soil science is life science. And the geotechnical engineers and soil scientists in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Cheng takes aim at genetic mysteries

Jianlin Cheng, an MU associate professor of computer science, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to design and […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Engineering development team offers both experience and fresh perspectives

Carla Wiedmier, the MU College of Engineering’s new executive director of advancement, has known since her very first job in […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Alumni take advantage of philanthropic employers’ matching gifts programs

Motivations for making charitable gifts are as varied as those making them and oftentimes are very personal in nature. In […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Recent alumni board launches effort to fund endowed scholarship

In 2010, the MU College of Engineering launched a Recent Alumni Development (RAD) Board. The effort, intended to keep young […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Alumni Notes

Expertise of engineering alumnus, former chairman of U.S. nuclear Regulatory Commission, in demand Former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory […]