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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Donors’ generosity leads to $1.2 million in MU Engineering scholarships

The MU College of Engineering’s annual Scholarship Dinner was held Oct. 27 to honor the College’s generous donors and our outstanding students. The College of Engineering awarded more than $1.2 million to more than 540 students this year thanks to the support of its donors.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

MU Engineering hosts record-setting Career Fair

The Fall 2016 University of Missouri College of Engineering Career Fair, held Sept. 13 at Mizzou Arena, proved to be a record-setting success. A total of 190 companies participated in the event, topping the previous record of 175.


Friday, September 16th, 2016

MU officials rename Engineering Building West ‘Naka Hall’ after MU alumnus, donor

Officials at the University of Missouri today announced that Engineering Building West, located on Sixth Street on the MU campus, has been renamed F. Robert and Patricia Naka Hall after MU alumnus and donor F. Robert Naka and his wife, Patricia.


Monday, June 27th, 2016

Alumna’s people skills inspire future faculty member

Mary Carlson, who in addition to making use of the engineering competencies mastered at MU, also has made a difference with her persuasive communication skills, both in her long career with 3M and as a mentor.


Friday, May 27th, 2016

Alum’s dream leads to successful company, generosity

ECE alum Thompson Lin is president, CEO and chairman of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) based in Sugar Land, Texas, a company he founded in 1997. AOI designs, develops and manufactures optical devices, components and subsystems; laser transmitters; and fiber optic transceivers.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Civil engineering alumnus recipient of 2016 Moulder Award

A 1970 alumnus of the MU Civil Engineering program, Larry Frevert was the recipient of the 2016 Moulder Award, presented in recognition of Frevert’s longtime, active association with the College of Engineering.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Foundation’s generosity leads to new vehicle

The UMCOE Foundation responded to a grant request and generously provided funds to purchase a new 15-passenger van for the College.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

26 honored at first 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering

A total of 19 students, five members of the faculty and staff and two alumnae were honored at the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering, hosted by the University of Missouri Women in Engineering Center.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Past E-Week King returns to light Jesse Hall dome

Remembering his time as a past King of Wit and Valor, Andre Logan, BS IE 2001, helped kick off the 2016 Engineers’ Week as the honorary switch thrower at the E-Week Dome Lighting and also served as speaker.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Fond memories, bright future facilitate alum’s generosity

Mechanical engineering alumnus Jim Fitterling likes some of the recent developments at Mizzou, and earlier this year, he made a generous gift to MU in support of the College of Engineering.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Environmental engineering alumna speaks at Ada Wilson Lecture

Civil engineering 1977 alumna Karen Flournoy has worked a 30-plus year career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that still is going strong. She spoke about her work as the guest speaker at the 2016 Ada Wilson Lecture and Mizzou Society of Women Engineers Green Tea.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Pierson’s contributions earn her Citation of Merit

Christine Pierson received the Citation of Merit for her outstanding achievements and meritorious service in engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Fitterling’s contributions earn him Missouri Honor Award

James R. “Jim” Fitterling received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Biskup’s contributions earn him Missouri Honor Award

Jeffrey A. Biskup received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.


Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Alumnus looks to start program like the one that taught her

The path that Samantha Warren’s education and career traveled repeatedly led to an ending different from the beginning. As an undergraduate, she was a math major whose studies wandered to biology, which led her to computer science for graduate school. She was a lab researcher-turned data cruncher who became a teacher.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Generosity enables hiring of renowned pavement, materials engineer

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently selected Buttlar for the newly endowed position of Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology, named for 1961 civil engineering alumnus Glen Barton, who helped fund the position along with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Alum’s adventurous, frugal life leads to generosity

When he passed away in 2012, the life-changing impact his education and his time at Mizzou had on his life resulted in Marvin Elston leaving most of his fortune to the MU College of Engineering for scholarships.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Longtime ties to MU, Columbia lead Becks to fund new scholarship

Ray Beck, BS AgE ’56, MS CiE ’59 with an emphasis in sanitation, and his wife established the Raymond A. and Delilah A. Beck Scholarship Fund in June 2014, and the couple met the scholarship’s first recipient at the dinner.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

MU Engineering welcomes new advancement executive director

Ann Baker joined the College of Engineering as its executive director of advancement in early November.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Alumnus and company make combined gift in support of engineering education

Some of Ray Kowalik’s fondest memories can be traced back to the time he spent with friends while he was […]


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Alumni join forces with retiring professor to endow scholarship

In the spring of 2015 Associate Professor Paul Chan announced his retirement after 35 years on the MU chemical engineering faculty. It wasn’t an easy decision for him. He enjoys what he does, especially his work as the department’s undergraduate advisor as well as his decade-long position as chair of the College of Engineering’s scholarship committee.


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Electricity meets wind

When businessman and entrepreneur Phil Anschutz needed an expert on electric utilities to help him build a wind energy business in Wyoming, he tapped Bill Boyd, BS EE ’70, to be executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wyoming Renewable Resources.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Professor emeritus named ASEE fellow

The American Society for Engineering Education recently named Richard Warder, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, a fellow at its annual conference in Seattle.


Friday, November 20th, 2015

Undergraduate stormwater research influences career choice

Lauren Grubbs, CiE ’12, was an honors undergraduate research student who worked with Assistant Teaching Professor Enos Inniss during her senior year, evaluating bioretention performance for stormwater quality and quantity controls.


Friday, November 13th, 2015

MAE, Ag alumnus replants his roots in hometown, department

After a fulfilling career that allowed him to live abroad, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department alumnus Mike Poehlman has returned to his hometown.


Friday, November 6th, 2015

Teaching harmoniously balances with new MAE instructor’s hobby

The process for composing music is not always linear; it is a multi-layered experiment, trying various melody sequences, creating the […]


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

College of Engineering bids farewell to interim dean

Robert Schwartz pumps his fist while giving a speech.
Former College of Engineering interim dean Robert Schwartz will continue to work for the UM System as senior associate vice president for research and economic development in the office of Hank Foley, executive vice president of academic affairs, research and development.


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

New dean excited about College of Engineering’s potential

Elizabeth G. Loboa became the MU College of Engineering’s 11th dean and the first woman to serve as the college’s chief executive officer on Oct. 15, 2015.


Friday, September 11th, 2015

Civil alumnus splits time among family, business, community

Dave Weber is a 1992 and 1994 civil engineering alumnus who is principal and chief of structural engineering at Allstate Consultants in Columbia.


Monday, August 31st, 2015

Burns & McDonnell, Kowalik family make generous gift to College

The University of Missouri College of Engineering received a generous gift totaling $500,000 from Burns & McDonnell, Inc., and alumnus Ray Kowalik and his wife, Jill, on Friday at a ceremony held at Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall on the MU campus.