CoE professor co-authors winning nanotechnology paper

A nanotechnology paper co–authored by CoE Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay earned top honors during a recent international science and technology conference. The paper, called “Nanostructured Energetic Materials,” won the nanotechnology session’s Best Paper Award during the 25th Army Science Conference in November, which featured presentations from scientists and engineers in government, industry and academia. The winning […]

CoE library wins acclaim from designers as well as students

A recent renovation of the MU College of Engineering library has won a national interior design award, providing a professional stamp of approval to a project already popular with students. Mizzou interior designer Cyndi Curnutte received a first–place award for her work on the CoE library in a national design competition sponsored annually by the […]

Engineering students extending holiday cheer

A growing number of engineering students are adding “Granny” to their holiday gift–giving lists, expanding an annual tradition in hopes of benefiting more low–income youngsters. Two College of Engineering groups, the Alpha Epsilon honors society and the Biological Engineering Club, are joining forces to collect toys to donate over the holidays to “Granny’s House,” a […]

Animating the scientific world

Imagine Buzz Lightyear with a mind of his own. With the advance of computer animation, that’s not such far–fetched speculation. But Academy Award–winning computer scientist Demetri Terzopoulos told an MU audience recently that computer animation research promises advances in fields such as psychology and education far beyond those involved in movie–making techniques. “This avenue offers […]

CoE professor receives college honors

College of Engineering leaders recently honored Professor Jim Keller for earning the University of Missouri’s highest academic rank with his pioneering computer research. Keller, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, has been named a curators’ professor, a designation given to the UM system’s most successful and prominent scholars. College administrators and […]

Considering another power source for an alternative energy economy

Hydrogen, natural gas, ethanol: these and other renewable resources are the subjects of intense research as the world works to shift to an alternative energy economy. Michael J. Antal Jr. would like to add coconut shells, grass clippings and cow manure to the list, as well as other biological wastes. Antal, a professor of renewable […]

Career fair reflects strong engineering job market

It’s a good time to be an engineer. Employers want to hire more new graduates and are willing to pay them more than in previous years, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) job outlook summary. The engineering job market is strong, with competition among recruiters for the best new graduates, the […]

CoE partners with campus colleagues to improve environment for women faculty members

National concern has been focused in recent years on America’s shrinking lead in science and technology. With the aid of a three–year National Science Foundation grant totaling nearly $500,000, the University of Missouri–Columbia College of Engineering is joining an intercollegiate effort to help bolster the educational foundation in those fields by improving the campus environment […]

Aiming for hope

No championship rings are on the line, no national title is at stake. Still, members of the College of Engineering’s Naval ROTC Battalion team hope the basketball game in which they’ll compete Saturday will matter to a lot of people. The American Freedom Fighter Basketball Challenge, in which MU members of the American armed forces […]

Seeking to fulfill nanotechnology’s medical promise

Nanotechnology promises to provide new solutions to perennial health problems, according to a prominent medical researcher scheduled to speak at the University of Missouri–Columbia this weekend. Gregory Lanza, an associate professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., will discuss the burgeoning field of “nanomedicine” during the third annual Nanoalliance […]

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