Not even the sky’s the limit for mechanical engineer

Let’s face it: most little kids don’t dream of becoming engineers. They want to be firefighters and princesses and astronauts. Maybe the little boy inside Tyler Chlapek is still calling the shots. The senior mechanical engineering major was recently awarded a summer fellowship with the Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR). “To be honest, I […]

NSBE wins at international convention

When Mizzou’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) returned from its 36th annual convention last month, they didn’t come back empty-handed. NSBE won the Region V Small Chapter of the Year award and took first place in the Region V NSBE Love video contest. Chapters with less than 35 active members qualify […]

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Mechanical engineers turn focus to orthopedics

Josh Arnone and mechanical engineering professor Sherif El-Gizawy have worked together since 2007 when Arnone was starting work on his doctorate. Their initial research involved one of El-Gizawy’s Boeing-funded projects that involved the investigation of a rapid manufacturing technique using a novel plastic and its possible use in aircraft production. Even as they labored to […]

Industrial engineer lands sweet deal with DoD

To many, a guaranteed job after graduation could sound like a pipe dream. Add undergraduate tuition paid in full right up to graduation day, and people might just laugh. But for junior industrial and manufacturing systems major Adam Rubemeyer, this scenario became reality for the price of a 14-page application and a couple interviews. Rubemeyer […]

Mizzou doctoral student honored among all graduate students on campus

Computer Science doctoral student Peng Zhuang received the 2010 Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Award for his research on sensor and mobile networks. He was chosen among all nominated graduate students on campus. The award is given for “demonstrated excellence and lasting impact through contributions to research, future promise as a researcher, originality, imagination, […]

Computer science academic adviser honored

Adrianna Lynn, the academic adviser for all 400 of the students in the computer science department – including IT – was one of 10 academic advisers from across campus nominated for the University of Missouri’s 2010 Professional Adviser Award. Sponsored by the MU Adviser’s Forum, with support from the provost’s office, nominees were honored at […]

Computer science students win big at Missouri Academy of Science

Initially organized in 1934 to promote the increase and diffusion of scientific spirit in Missouri and cooperation among the state’s science communities, the Missouri Academy of Science annually holds a statewide science competition that includes collegiate division. Competitors must submit abstracts, and if their projects are selected, they are invited to present a paper on […]

Engineering students chosen for prestigious Mizzou ‘39

Every year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) names 39 outstanding seniors to the elite Mizzou ’39 class, and this year three engineers made the cut. Anna McLaughlin, Matthias Young and Matt Wopata all received the prestigious distinction for their academic achievements, leadership and service. The AASB began Mizzou ’39 in 2005 as a […]

Electrical engineering sophomore lands prestigious internship

Feeling deflated after he was declined a summer internship for which he thought he would be a shoe-in, junior electrical engineering major Jeff Piersol was set to lower his expectations. But his research mentor, assistant professor Jae Kwon, suggested that he apply to the national labs. “I am interested in doing something this summer that […]

Electrical engineering professor awarded 2010 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz this week awarded one of the 2010 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence to Gregory Triplett, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the MU College of Engineering. Deaton, Schatz and a group of professors, administrators and staff paid a surprise […]

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