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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

DARPA program manager provides proposal pointers

James Gimlett from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) held a seminar on June 6 in Naka Hall.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

MU Engineering, Honeywell team up on national security, experiential learning

On June 6, representatives from the University of Missouri and Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies signed an industry agreement that will utilize the strengths of both entities for their mutual benefit, an agreement which will also serve to greatly benefit the College of Engineering.

Monday, May 1st, 2017

MU Partnership with Harris Corporation Supports Advanced Mapping Program for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI) in the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering has partnered with the Harris Corporation to provide advanced geospatial products and services to meet NGA’s needs under its five-year Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM) program.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

MU team takes first place at regional hackathon

The University of Missouri team of computer science undergraduates Mohammed Ferris Dweik and Christian Cmehil-Warn, alongside Elijah Sharpe of Lincoln University, beat out teams from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to take first place in the Booz Allen Hamilton “Rate Your Wait” hackathon.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

$12 Million Federal Contract to MU Will Establish Education Program for National Intelligence Agency

The University of Missouri College of Engineering has just been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract to deliver a comprehensive data science education program that will provide cutting-edge analytical training for the NGA workforce and potentially other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Office of Naval Research grants MU faculty funds for flow system research

College of Engineering faculty recently received an award from the Office of Naval Research Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to purchase and assemble a particle image velocimetry (PIV) system.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Retiring civil engineering professor leaves an enviable legacy

Retiring MU Civil and Environmental Engineering C.W LaPierre Professor Sam Kiger’s list of career accomplishments includes projects with the highest levels of security in the country.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Teams, industry judges descend on MU for DARPA-sponsored RevCon Challenge

Seven teams of graduate and undergraduate students demonstrated field-reversible thermal connectors designed for the demanding world of high-power military electronics at the 2014 International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector Challenge.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Student-built software rolls out to Columbia Public Schools

Grant Scott was able to partner with Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to develop a web application to digitize and automate the district’s magnet school application process s part of his Software Engineering 4320 class.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Computer Science Department supports three designated research centers

Within the MU College of Engineering, 12 areas of collaborative research have been designated as research centers. Faculty members in the Computer Science Department direct three of the college’s centers.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

IMSE graduate earns public service award from Department of Defense

“If you say the name Dan Sewell, he’s the veteran that everyone on campus knows,” said Carol Fleisher, director of […]

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Smart engineers extend capabilities of smartphones

With funding from a U.S. Army/Leonard Wood Institute research grant, the University of Missouri College of Engineering professor has enhanced […]

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Surveying the road ahead

According to an August 2010 article in WIRED magazine, coalition forces in Iraq suffered more than 13,000 improvised explosive device […]

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Kiger selected as journal’s editor-in-chief

Sam Kiger, Mizzou Engineering’s associate dean of research, was selected as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Critical Technologies in Shock […]

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

New engineering center targets computer security

Computer crimes and their terminology have become as much a part of our daily lives as breakfast. Bill Harrison, associate […]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

New commander at the helm

Though it has maintained a presence on the University of Missouri campus since 1946, Naval ROTC has been affiliated with […]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Biological engineering senior lands $10,000 NCMR scholarship

Biological engineering senior Bryant Harris’ future fell into place when he learned he had been awarded a $10,000 research scholarship […]

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The right man for the job: fast work on an anti-IED mine roller saves lives

“I’m always looking at that next hard problem,” said Alan Canfield, a 1991 mechanical engineering graduate who works as the […]

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Industrial engineer lands sweet deal with DoD

To many, a guaranteed job after graduation could sound like a pipe dream. Add undergraduate tuition paid in full right […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Student organization sponsors nuclear safeguards workshop

The 1979 accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power station in combination with the catastrophe at the Chernoblyl power […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Three engineering faculty papers accepted by international conference

Mizzou Engineering will be well represented at the Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) to be held in […]

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Faculty profile: Hani Salim

An engineering career in which explosives play a key role, even if the work involves minimizing their destructive impact, is […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Mizzou Engineering building security with new blast-resistant glass

Airports and government buildings soon may be less vulnerable to small-scale explosions thanks to a blast-resistant glass that two Mizzou […]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

High assurance security work offers job security

As a kid growing up in Ballwin, Mo., Jon Rolf thought he might like to be an eye doctor or […]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Mizzou Engineering researcher highlighting nighttime vision

A Mizzou Engineering researcher aims to shed light on nighttime military operations with a revolutionary infrared camera that would allow […]

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Gift funds Center for Cyber Security

As societies worldwide enthusiastically embrace the amenities afforded by increasingly electronic lifestyles, the reality of increased cyber security risk must […]

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Mizzou team focused on anti-IED surveillance system

A team of Mizzou Engineering researchers is seeking to develop complex surveillance software that would alert American troops to deadly […]

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Mizzou Engineering working to disarm growing threat

Randy Curry, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and director of MU’s Center for Physical […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Mizzou Engineering student earns international recognition

A Mizzou Engineering graduate student’s work on a new technique to test the strength of carbon fiber materials vital to […]

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Mizzou Engineering associate dean wins lifetime achievement award

Mizzou Engineering Associate Dean for Research Sam Kiger, an internationally recognized expert in explosion effects and the design of blast-resistant […]