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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.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Adapted infrared technologies prove effective in detection of subsurface erosion in bridges

Glenn Washer, a civil engineering professor, has adapted existing handheld and mast-mounted infrared imaging technologies to detect sub-surface corrosion damage in concrete components as well as methodologies to increase the quality of data produced from the imaging.


Friday, June 5th, 2015

MU team takes its sustainability project to EPA competition

A University of Missouri bioengineering capstone team was one of just 42 selected to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Design Competition for Sustainability in April in Alexandria, Va.


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

AASHTO names diverging diamond interchange project to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.


Friday, May 1st, 2015

Chemical researcher strikes a chord with double major

The worlds of chemical engineering and classical clarinet aren’t as synonymous as the latter might be with someone like Benny Goodman. But as a disciple of both subjects, Holly Dinkel finds the two co-exist harmoniously.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Bioengineering, mechanical engineering students take top honors at spring undergraduate research forum

Two bioengineering students and a mechanical engineering student were recognized for Chancellor’s Awards for excellence at the 2015 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum.


Monday, April 27th, 2015

Bioengineering students impress at bioethics essay, poster competitions

It was a clean sweep for the University of Missouri in the 2015 Institute of Biological Engineering Bioethics Essay Competition, as well as a Students’ Choice Award in the poster competition. The awards were handed out at the IBE Awards Banquet in St. Louis recently.


Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Chemical engineering major earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Award

Emily Cheng, a chemical engineering major, earned a Goldwater Scholarship Award in March, and with it, up to $7,500 to cover tuition, fees, books and room and board.


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

MU researcher testing limits of human perception capabilities

Jung Hyup Kim, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at MU, and his student research team recently began using motion-capture and eye-tracking technology to investigate the relationship between human perception stress and performance using human-in-the-loop simulation.


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

IMSE student duo earns high marks from CELDi

Jason Robke and Phichet Wutthisirisart earned the inaugural Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Student Achievement awards, respectively, at the CELDi Research Symposium, held in October in Dallas.