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Mizzou formula car team retains its top 20 standing

MU’s formula car racers finished 19th out of 121 teams in this year’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Competition, earning a presentation award as they defended the team’s high overall ranking. The Mizzou team’s finish in the annual competition held May 17 through May 21 in Romeo, Mich. is similar to last year’s top […]

CoE team scores design success

The College of Engineering’s Basic Utility Vehicle Team recently won top honors for overall performance in a national design competition, scoring a success despite transmission problems that ultimately stalled the car. Mizzou’s stripped-down ambulance won the “judge’s drive” portion of the Institute for Affordable Transportation’s BUV Design Competition, which aims to generate low-cost vehicle designs […]

When engineering success is a hot potato

Some hot potatoes are easier to come by than others. Or so members of CoE Assistant Professor Gary Solbrekken’s thermal systems design class recently found as they strove to cook baked potatoes in solar ovens of their own design. Armed with cardboard boxes, mirrors, duct tape and a host of other inexpensive materials, Solbrekken’s engineering […]

Engineers vital to sustainable development

Tree hugging isn’t just for environmentalists anymore. Engineers have a key role to play in the search for sustainable technologies that will solve the environmental woes plaguing today’s society, said Jerald L. Schnoor, a University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor. Sustainable answers to a variety of ecological problems require engineering know–how, said Schnoor, […]

Engineering research showcased at MU forum

Nearly 40 engineering research projects will be showcased during the 2006 MU Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. Student presentations start at 1 p.m. May 1 at Memorial Union and are open to the public as well as faculty and staff members. Below are the names of participating engineering students and their projects. Project abstracts […]

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