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Monday, May 15th, 2017

Computational neuroscience program takes Gahl back to City of Bridges

Martha Gahl, an electrical engineering major, recently was accepted to participate in a summer program with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh.


Monday, May 15th, 2017

Path of fellowships leads recent alum to Germany

Carly Garrow will work with Felix Nickel of Universität Heidelberg, whose research specializes in laparoscopic surgery, during a 10-month fellowship sponsored by the Whitaker International Program.


Monday, May 8th, 2017

Mizzou Engineers shine at campus-wide research forum

Mizzou engineering students captured several accolades at the University of Missouri’s 2017 Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement’s Forum in April.


Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Undergraduate research leads bioengineer to prestigious summer program

Sarah Gebken recently was accepted to a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program at prestigious Johns Hopkins University, and she’ll be spending her summer in Baltimore working in the classroom and the lab on a cutting-edge bioengineering project.


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.


Thursday, January 12th, 2017

IAC to continue auditing, educational program

MU Engineering hosts the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center, one of 28 such centers located on college campuses nationwide. The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy allotted $35 million in funding to the centers, with MU earning a nearly $1.5 million share.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

MU developers make semifinals of national app competition

The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

MU CELDi hosts organizational research symposium for first time

Mizzou’s CELDi site hosted the Fall 2016 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium on Oct. 25 and 26 in Memorial Union.


Monday, November 7th, 2016

In MU’s TECH-SERIES program, students help entrepreneurs

TECH-SERIES is a consulting program put on by the Small Business and Technology Development Office. The program is funded by University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Technology Corporation.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Transcription app earns students seat at Silicon Valley table

Recordly, a mobile service that allows journalists to use the Apple Watch to transcribe, track and highlight interviews recorded on their iPhones, won the ninth edition of the annual competition that partners students from the College of Engineering and School of Journalism as well as some students from the College of Business to create innovative new iOS applications.


Monday, June 6th, 2016

Thermal management research earns top award at Spring forum

Ten students in College of Engineering were honored for their undergraduate research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum in late April. Senior Joon Woo Kim received the award for excellence in the Engineering category.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Civil engineering students sweep top spots at state poster competition

Transportation scholars from the MU Civil Engineering Department attended the Transportation Engineers Association of Missouri’s annual conference held March 9-11 in St. Louis. MU students presented posters at the event and two took home top honors.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Scholarship sends undergrad down civil engineering path

Nate Dummerth said he hadn’t been certain about what program to choose in the MU College of Engineering, but the scholarship tipped his decision in favor of the civil and environmental engineering program.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

ECE faculty member’s lab benefits all involved

MU electrical and computer engineering Assistant Professor Michela Becchi recently received the UM System’s President’s Award for Early Career Excellence […]


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Computer science students share success stories

It’s a great time to be a computer scientist and the MU College of Engineering has attracted many very talented students who are successfully working their way toward that goal.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

MAE undergrad shoots for stars with NASA internship

Blake Scoville will be working with NASA on a project aimed at improving electrical power and communication capabilities in small spacecraft.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

IMSE senior’s active career prepares him for future

The combination of his undergrad research, his internship and his student involvement earned Kyle Dorge a job with Bastion Solutions, a material handling integration firm.


Monday, April 4th, 2016

EPA picks Mizzou team for prestigious P3 grant

Five students and civil engineering Associate Professor Maria Fidalgo received an EPA P3 grant for their project, “Water quality monitoring at hydraulic fracturing sites using molecularly imprinted porous hydrogels.”


Friday, March 25th, 2016

Student power line research takes second place at international conference

MU engineering graduate student Zhuoqun Shi and former MU student Xiaowen Xu earned second place honors at the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois.


Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Partnership creates money-saving apps for MDC

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is one state agency that has discovered benefits to a digital transition, and its partnership with the MU Computer Science Department has made that transition smoother.


Friday, March 18th, 2016

IMSE researcher, local insurance company partner to improve driving safety

Jung Hyup Kim, an assistant professor with MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, currently is partnering with the Missouri Employers Mutual to test how drivers react when collision avoidance technology (CAT) devices alert them to potential dangers.


Monday, March 7th, 2016

Partnership paves way for new undergraduate lab equipment

MU Engineering students hitting the undergraduate research lab for classes and homework this semester discovered the lab’s aging electronic test equipment had been replaced with new, state-of-the art units from Tektronix


Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

UM System program boosts student entrepreneurial efforts

Bobby Caffrey and Creighton DeYoung were among the 18 students chosen to participate in the University of Missouri System’s 2016 Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program (ESIP).


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Doctoral student takes unique path to Nanotechnology for Defense honor

In November, Travis Tumlin, a 2013 MU mechanical engineering graduate now working on his doctorate at MU, took second place in the student oral presentation competition at the 13th annual Nanotechnology for Defense (NT4D) conference held in California.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Chemical engineer lands Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected Assistant Professor Bret Ulery as a recipient of a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in December. He received the one-year, $100,000 grant to continue his work on vaccine delivery systems.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Chemical engineering team wins AIChE Student Design Competition

Chemical Engineering graduate student Josiah Smith and alumni Nathan Dierkes and Nick Johnson won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] Student Design Competition — team division — and with it, the $600 William Cunningham Award.


Monday, November 30th, 2015

Trio of IMSE students shine at CELDi symposium

IMSE graduate student Lauren Himmelberg and undergraduate Kyle Dorge took home the Student Poster Award, and Steve Piedimonte earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achievement Award at the CELDi Fall 2015 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium, held Oct. 28 and 29 in Chicago.


Monday, November 16th, 2015

Senior’s biomaterials work featured in Mizzou Magazine

Marcos Barcellona, a senior majoring in bioengineering, was the subject of a piece in the most recent edition of Mizzou […]


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Top student teams take aim at RevCon Challenge

The 4th Annual International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector [RevCon] Challenge, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [DARPA], was held Oct. 23 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and Lafferre Hall on the campus of the University of Missouri.


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.