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Shelly Zumsteg delivers Ada Wilson lecture

As an industrial engineering senior in 1980, Shelly Zumsteg planned the College of Engineering’s Green Tea. Little did she know that 30 years later, she would be the event’s guest speaker. Nor had Zumsteg an inkling that her appearance as the Society of Women Engineer’s Ada Wilson guest lecturer at the 2010 Green Tea would […]

Generous gift to build chemical engineering graduate program

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1968, Robert Holtsmith said he has been blessed with a successful career, not to mention a 43-year marriage to a woman — Dorcas (Hoffman) Holtsmith A&S ’67 — he met at MU. His strong ties to MU and his gratitude to […]

Recognition for a career of service

James Keller, an R.L. Tatum professor for the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, and a curators’ professor in the electrical and computer engineering and computer science departments, will accept a meritorious service award from the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in Barcelona this year. IEEE awards members for “outstanding and sustained service […]

Helping Missouri communities with water safety choices

There are a lot of public water operators who would like to blow some steam right now. Their frustrations flow from tightened federal regulations on certain “disinfection byproducts,” suspected cancer-causing chemicals created in the water treatment process. Public water suppliers aren’t steamed with the Environmental Protection Agency for regulating a health risk; they are frustrated […]

Robot may improve rescue missions

Ye Duan, associate professor of computer science in the MU College of Engineering has developed software for a robot with a laser sensor that can enter dangerous structures to assess the structure’s stability and locate people within. “We are developing computer graphics visualization software to allow the user to interactively navigate the 3D data captured […]

In the company of collaborators, researchers have big success with tiny particles

Shubhra Gangopadhyay’s diminutive stature belies her ferocity when it comes to finding answers and getting results, a characteristic she attributes to her husband Keshab’s support. “He taught me to stand up for what I believe in,” she said. As successful research/faculty members at Texas Tech in the late 1990s, the couple realized through Shubhra’s affiliations […]

Swanegan recognized for work with NSBE

University of Missouri’s NAACP collegiate chapter presented J.R. Swanegan with the Booker T. Washington Advisor of the Year Award at their Image Awards banquet in late April. Swanegan, the College of Engineering’s director of diversity and outreach, was nominated for the award by the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He […]

Computer Science Department receives U.S. DoE training grant

MU College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department has received a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant from the United States Department of Education, a first in the department’s history. The GAANN grant provides the department with approximately $400,000, enabling faculty to create a training program to attract domestic students to the college. […]

Student receives award for poster

The Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) awarded graduate student Na Deng Best Student Poster after her presentation at its conference in Atlanta in April. Deng is completing operations research on supply chains and algorithms as part of her doctoral program in the Department of Manufacturing and Systems Management in the University of […]

Senior mechanical engineering student’s year filled with highlights

James Berlin’s senior year in mechanical and aerospace engineering was a busy one. In addition to his 18-hour course load and the 600 hours he spent on his capstone project, he served as captain of the Basic Utility Vehicle Team, which took second place at this year’s competition. In April, he also won the award […]

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