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Monday, April 7th, 2014

A friendship that led to a career in engineering later launches a scholarship

Guy and Louise Hackman recently established a new scholarship endowment for MU mechanical engineering students.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hall of Fame inducts three new members

C. Vance Kauzlarich, K. Jamie Rogers and Richard J. Wilding were honored as the fifth class of inductees to the IMSE Department’s Hall of Fame at a banquet and recognition ceremony.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Four engineers among 14 of new campus award recipients

The University of Missouri honored the first 14 recipients of the new University of Missouri Award for Academic Distinction in March. Four of those singled out for recognition were students in the College of Engineering.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

BE alumnus earns Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Shakked Halperin was one of 40 from U.S. to earn Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He will work toward a master’s degree in biological science from the University of Cambridge in England.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Success measured by academics

For some, the ability to turn personal success into lessons that teach others how to achieve the same success is the most rewarding. Such is the case for two alumni as both start their careers in academia.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Company foundation motivates, matches recent alumnus’ giving

Through his company’s charitable foundation, 2012 graduate Alex Nowak receives a match to all the charitable gifts he gives back to Mizzou Engineering.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Students flock to alum’s talk, heed advice

Alumnus Peng Zhuang knows students approaching graduation have many questions, and after a presentation representing his employer, Google, to students, several stayed to ask questions about how they, too, could work for the Internet giant.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

2013 Year in Review

From white-out snow days to green lights shining atop some of the University of Missouri’s best-known buildings, Mizzou Engineers have much to look back on for 2013.

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

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

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Diversity alumnus spotlight: Trenisha Tait

Changes came two-fold for Trenisha Tait after her 2012 graduation. She got married and started a new job. But when her company’s plant closed, she was forced to look for another job, which proved easier than she thought it would.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Med school beginnings lead to engineer’s career in medical devices

A foray into the medical field was forestalled when one alumnus’ interests lured him into electrical and computer engineering. But a twist of fate took his career back into the medical field.

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.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Machines merge with management in alumnus’ 30-plus year career

Electrical engineering and mechanical engineering alumnus Art Braun says two key elements to a successful engineering career are enjoying what you’re doing and being open to continuous learning.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Alumnus returns to MU as new faculty member

Taking on the role of assistant professor of mechanical engineering makes a full circle for Matthew Maschmann. He’ll now work with some of his former mentors, such as his adviser, Professor Bill Ma.

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Academy is a good idea that keeps getting better

Each year, up to 10 civil engineering alumni are inducted into the department’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Started in 1996, the academy recognizes alumni who’ve earned recognition for their careers and who serve as a role model for students.

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

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Monday, May 13th, 2013

Chemical engineering alumnus enjoys challenge of diverse jobs

Dave Cockrill is an alumnus of the College of Engineering who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1985 and is currently the first plant manager at a plant in the Kansas City area.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Chemical engineering industry board serves its students

Members of the Chemical Engineering Department’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) visit the department twice annually for department updates and to determine how they can help the department and its students studying chemical engineering.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Engineering legacy: Civil engineering’s first black graduate

Clarence Mabin’s story is not unlike that of many successful MU engineering alumni, but as the first black graduate in civil engineering, the story of his path to success isn’t quite as typical.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

New alumni initiative launched by CHE Department

Department leaders in chemical engineering are working with alumni to launch a Chemical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. With support from the department’s Industry Advisory Board, the academy will further establish ways for alumni to be a part of the department.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Diversity alumnus spotlight: Eric Thomas

In the four years since graduation, Eric Thomas, BS EE ’09, has been promoted twice and moved three times for his career. Immediately after graduation, he began working for Norfolk Southern Railroad in Conway, Pa., and later Sheffield, Ala., and back to Conway.

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.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

IMSE Hall of Fame inducts new members

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department inducted four alumni and one retired faculty member to the IMSE Hall of Fame at its annual ceremony in last fall.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

High-profile companies within reach for recent grads

Thomaz DeSouza is a 2012 computer science alumnus who discovered getting a job in a high-profile company right after graduation isn’t impossible.

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 […]