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Mizzou Engineer Magazine

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Campus breaks ground for Lafferre Hall renovation

Mizzou Engineering has broke ground on the renovation for Lafferre Hall, which will replace thousands of square feet of space in the building’s 1935 and 1944 additions.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Consequences, problem-solving ‘within and around wires’ serves alumna well

The Air Force Academy’s loss was the University of Missouri’s gain as a bright, ambitious Mexico, Mo., native with a passion for solving technical problems came to the MU College of Engineering.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

CELDi faculty, student teams partner with industry for solutions to challenges in logistics, distribution

A group of University of Missouri faculty and student researchers are in the business of solving logistical problems while giving the students practical, real-world experience.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Four women faculty members join forces on sensor project

Four engineering faculty members and an associate professor of family and community medicine are partnering on a grant proposal for a project to create a sensor to measure stress levels, and all five principal investigators happen to be women.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Adapted infrared technologies prove effective in detection of subsurface erosion in bridges

Glenn Washer, a civil engineering professor, has adapted existing handheld and mast-mounted infrared imaging technologies to detect sub-surface corrosion damage in concrete components as well as methodologies to increase the quality of data produced from the imaging.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Alumni respond to emergencies as FEMA Missouri Task Force 1

Missouri Task Force 1 serves as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Five of the six-member team are Civil and Environmental Engineering Department graduates.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

MU Engineering launches a Women in Engineering Center

The College of Engineering launched a Women in Engineering (WIE) Center early this year thanks to a generous gift on the part of an MU engineering alumna with an interest in supporting the success of women students.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Civil alumnus develops nationally adopted symbol-based reporting system

While deployed to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, Dave Weber saw an inefficiency in the way accountability forms and reports were compiled and organized.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB: a powerful tool at the junction of plant biology and computer science

The University of Missouri expanded its investment in soybean research in 1999 by hiring four faculty members with expertise in breeding, genetics, genomics and economics to fill endowed chair positions funded by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) with assets that came directly from the state’s soybean growers.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB project provides student researchers real world experience

Two students who got a taste of computational scalability and the other benefits of involvement with SoyKB are Michael Fitzpatrick and Danny Franklin.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Michela Becchi in MU Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

MU Students for the Exploration and Development of Space go to Washington

This past academic year, the stars have lined up for three Mizzou SEDS members to rub shoulders with those at the forefront of travel to “the final frontier” through a series of space-related activities beginning with a trip to Washington, D.C. in the May 2014.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Research seeks inexpensive solution for detection of tuberculosis

Electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay, is partnering with Carole McArthur, professor of dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, on a project funded by the Coulter Translational Partnership Program titled “Identifying Tuberculosis.”


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Professor, student receive campus International Engagement Awards

Guo “Shawric” Xiaoyu was recognized for outstanding student contributions. Mechanical and aerospace engineering C.W. LaPierre Professor Sanjeev Khanna was honored for outstanding international contributions.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Computer Science dissertation named top on campus

Ilker Ersoy, who successfully defended his computer science dissertation in July 2014, was selected by the MU Office of Graduate Studies to receive the campus 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Award.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Ameren Missouri director gives Ada Wilson Lecture

MU’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers eighth annual Ada Wilson Lecture preceded the organization’s traditional Green Tea, […]


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Alumni, college supporters receive annual honors

Robert Holtsmith and Missouri Rep. Chris Kelly were presented with the Missouri Honor Award. Don Flora received the Citation of Merit.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Class Notes Spring/Summer 2015

Class notes from the Spring/Summer 2015 Mizzou Engineer.


Monday, June 8th, 2015

MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of […]


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.