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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Beloved professor honored with new named professorship

Dean Elizabeth Loboa announced the formation of the Dave Wollersheim Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, with startup funding coming from generous alumni, colleagues and friends on Wollersheim’s behalf.


Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Lalumandiers’ love of Mizzou leads to Giving Day generosity

The University of Missouri always has been a special place to Craig and Cheryl Lalumandier. So when the opportunity arose to give back as donors of a lead gift to the College of Engineering during Mizzou’s first ever Giving Day event, the Lalumandiers jumped at the opportunity.


Friday, March 24th, 2017

CAREER award funds research on carbon nanotube interactions

Matt Maschmann, an assistant professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently earned a five-year, $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

MU Engineering bestows annual alumni, faculty, staff awards

Two outstanding alumni, three brilliant faculty members and a pair of dedicated staff members were honored with top awards at the MU College of Engineering Awards Banquet on March 17 in Columbia.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Healys’ generosity helps make Potential Energy a reality

Robert and Marcia Healy, longtime supporters of Mizzou and the College of Engineering, were honored at the Potential Energy Cafe grand opening in February.


Friday, March 10th, 2017

MU Engineering, Black & Veatch team up to fund sustainability research

Black & Veatch is sponsoring a call for project briefs from MU Engineering faculty for the Black & Veatch Award for Excellence in Sustainability Research.


Monday, March 6th, 2017

College christens concrete materials lab in memory of alumnus

Josh Seidel was an impeccable engineer and entrepreneur — a sterling example of the type of engineering leader that has called the University of Missouri College of Engineering home over the decades. The foundation set up in his memory wanted to continue that tradition in his honor, helping christen the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete Materials Laboratory in a ceremony held on Feb. 17 in Lafferre Hall.


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Symposium award seeds $150,000 each into up-and-coming Mizzou research

The first-ever AOI Sensing Symposium was a unique example of what is possible when industry, research and education collide in search of engineering solutions for critically important global challenges.


Monday, February 13th, 2017

Spring 2017 Career Fair pairs driven students with eager companies

A total of 824 students and 135 companies participated in the event, which provides a great opportunity for Mizzou Engineering students to showcase their abilities to eager industry partners.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Asphalt lab paves way for breakthrough transportation, infrastructure research

The Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association-supported instructional facility and lab includes the latest resources, including asphalt binders, mixture testing equipment and much more.


Monday, December 19th, 2016

Dow Chemical president, MAE alumnus delivers commencement address

James R. “Jim” Fitterling (BS ME ’83) delivered the keynote address at the MU College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Hearnes Center. Fitterling currently is president and chief operating officer of Dow Chemical Company.


Thursday, December 15th, 2016

College celebrates building expansion with ribbon cutting

The University of Missouri College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the completion of the renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of its main building, Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

Smart technology from MU IT Program alum upcoming

Jeff Nowak, a 2014 graduate of MU’s Information Technology Program, is in charge of sales and operations for Umbo, a smart device that emulates augmented reality through automated displays and gesture control.


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.