Engineering a personal success

MU’s College of Engineering houses mechanical engineers who work on complex topics ranging from ultrafast lasers to energy conversion techniques. Yet CoE student Jess Chism is earning kudos throughout the college for resolving the much more modest engineering dilemma presented by a batch of broken bumble balls. Chism, a mechanical engineering senior due to graduate […]

CoE students to compete in a national geotechnical competition

The CoE geotechnical engineering team is relying on a mix of experience and precision to repeat its 2005 victory at a national civil engineering competition. Mizzou Engineering’s four–member team—comprising graduate student Daniel Huaco and undergraduate students Hendrik Schoeman, Bradley Koester and Daniel Kuhn—will compete Feb. 21 in the Geo–Institute of the American Society of Civil […]

CoE working to lighten the military’s load

The high–tech American soldier—equipped with computers, radios and night–vision goggles—is by now a familiar figure. Less well–known is the physical and logistical burden the electronic equipment represents. Soldiers already are laden with tens of pounds of batteries to provide power for all the electronic devices and weaponry so prominent on today’s battlefield, and the military’s […]

Engineering safer bridges

The partial collapse of a New York state bridge a couple of years ago may prove to be a milestone of sorts in the maintenance of America’s civil infrastructure. Dunn Memorial Bridge, which spans the Hudson River in New York to connect Albany and Rensselaer, was temporarily closed in July 2005 when a portion of […]

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