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2014 Spring-Summer | Mizzou Engineer Magazine

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope

GENI a cloud infrastructure sponsored by the National Science Foundation allows researchers and others to set up virtual labs to share information, resources, data and more.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Distinguished alumnus’ life is a tapestry of accomplishment

Envisioning F. Robert Naka’s life as a tapestry might be the best way to examine it: a personal history woven with many different, vibrant threads that came together to create something extraordinary.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Entrepreneur finds success by investing in human resources, focusing on what his company does best

Lucrative job offers in Kansas City and Illinois couldn’t lure Scott Boyd away from Columbia after he completed his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Beverly, met at MU and both graduated in 1983, Beverly with a degree in animal science and agricultural economics.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Retired engineer finds pleasure in creative process

Ron Hollrah, BS CIE ’64, MS ’66, PhD ’71, has thrown himself into a variety of painting and woodworking projects since retiring in 2004, including a painting of Mizzou’s iconic columns he gave to College of Engineering Dean James Thompson.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Researchers refine a mechanical approach to a medical problem

To better care for neonatal infants, researchers have developed a computer model that allows a rigid machine to respond in a more delicate, more human way.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Computer simulation technique gains exposure

Twenty years after Zhen Chen’s team began investigations into what has been termed the “Material Point Method” (MPM), his research would be applied to an Academy Award-winning film.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

MAE professor receives UM System President’s Economic Development Award

Hao Li, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was surprised with the UM System President’s Award for Economic Development.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Mizzou Engineering Study Abroad to South Africa: January 4-17, 2014

What follows are excerpts of observations about life in another country — daily reflections from the pages of four student journals, with their permission.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Engineering Study Abroad Program takes flight, makes plans for the future

Miguel Ayllon likes to remind students who are considering an MU Engineering study abroad experience that as engineers in an increasingly global marketplace, they might eventually find themselves among colleagues in a country other than the United States.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Friendship influences a choice to study engineering, later models engineering scholarship

Guy and Louise Hackmann saw a photo of a longtime friend’s daughter at the Mizzou Engineering scholarship dinner representing her father’s endowment. It inspired them to also endow a scholarship.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Student Services Office takes aim at student success

Over the past four years, the MU College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services has assembled a suite of resources, a full court press of new and newly enhanced offerings, that take direct aim at student satisfaction, success and retention.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Alumni Notes

1970s John Brown, BS ME ’73, of Kansas City, Mo., was named a 2014 Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend in January […]


Monday, June 2nd, 2014

iBeacons signal new collaboration for app development class

Five University of Missouri computer science students spent just three months fast-tracking a new iOS app and recently saw how Runway Radar held up to its first real-world trial.