Elementary and middle schoolers accept the Robotic Challenge

Learning was top priority for the 28 teams that participated in the Fourth Annual Robotics Challenge at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering. Elementary and middle school teams from Columbia Public Schools and Kansas City schools, turned out on April 18 to test their robots’ skills and complete a challenge course. Students were assigned […]

A new way to approach environmental problems

Nearly four years ago, scientific academies throughout the world signed off on a statement that global warming due to human activities is occurring. Yet skeptics from all walks of life—scientific and layman—continue to challenge the validity of findings leading to that conclusion. Healthy scientific debate? Perhaps. But MU Environmental Studies Director Jan Weaver recently contended […]

MU Senior Receives Kansas City Engineering Scholarship

Adam Frankenberg, Washington, recently was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the Builders’ Association of Kansas City. Frankenberg is the son of Gary Frenkenberg and Heike Sehrt, and a 2003 graduate of Washington Senior High School. A senior majoring in civil engineering and business, Frankenberg is a student and national member of the Engineering Ambassadors American […]

Going the Extra Mile for Chemical Engineering

Opportunities for educational and personal growth outside the classroom are readily available on the University of Missouri campus and while some students do not actively seek them, others jump at the chance. Peter Cosgrove took the leap. A senior in chemical engineering and president of the University of Missouri student chapter of the American Institute […]

Engineering students present undergraduate research at State Capitol

For many engineering students, a critical component of their education is research. Most students begin research their junior year — but others get a head start, including Sophomore Devin McCormack and Junior Bryant Harris. McCormack and Harris were among 26 students selected to present their undergraduate research at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on […]

Filming on “Vengaza Azteca” to begin on campus

Legendary masked Mexican film star Mil Mascaras returns to Columbia and the MU campus next week for a third student and faculty produced feature film, thanks to a grant from MU’s Interdisciplinary Innovations Fund. Two previous films, “Mil Mascaras: Resurrection” and “Academy of Doom,” were produced by the College of Engineering’s IT program. The first […]

Working to prevent nuclear proliferation

A Mizzou Engineering researcher has joined a national effort to prevent nuclear proliferation by helping tackle the tricky technical problem of finding a way to fuel high-performance research reactors with low-grade uranium. Many research and test reactors throughout the world were designed to use highly enriched uranium to produce radiation for experiments in virtually every […]

iPhone and windows development courses offer interdisciplinary class environment

In a cooperative agreement with Apple Inc., Dale Musser, director of the Information Technology program, is teaching two courses next fall that will allow students from different disciplines to receive the same applicable credit — a first for the University of Missouri. Inspired by the Reynolds Journalism Institute iPhone student competition in which interdisciplinary teams […]

Civil Engineers work together to assist community

University of Missouri civil engineering students and staff members of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (BMNFWR) are working on a mutually beneficial project. A bridge at the Jameson Refuge Unit in Arrow Rock, Mo., suffering from years of erosion has opened a window of opportunity providing student’s with real-world experience and the […]

Building foundations for future engineers

Youngsters at the Christian Chapel Academy science fair in Columbia who watched an advanced computer technique turn their antics into big-screen entertainment didn’t know the name for the process that mixes two scenes together to form a single image. But that didn’t matter. They crowded around a Mizzou Engineering display demonstrating the “green screen” technique […]

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