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Formula SAE car team finishes seventh in Fontana

“My goal was that we would place in the top 15, so I was pretty proud to learn that we placed seventh,” Mizzou Engineering’s Formula SAE Car co-captain Ryan Sobotka said. “It was a real high point of my year.” The team competed in Society of Automotive Engineer’s SAE International on the Auto Club Speedway […]

Innovative technologies take aim at functional disabilities

A number of exciting research projects aimed at increasing independence for persons with disabilities have resulted from a collaboration between Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Harry Tyrer and Gui DeSouza, Darren Gabbert with MU’s Adaptive Computing Technology (ACT) Center, and students in DeSouza’s Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics (ViGIR) lab. In his position at ACT, Gabbert […]

Software gift used in operating room optimization project

Software gift used in operating room optimization project

To describe the development of an optimization model for a hospital’s surgical operations as “challenging” is to understate its difficulty. “Surgery is very complex,” said Mustafa Sir, an industrial engineering assistant professor who has been working on just such a project. “It’s hard to capture every detail in a mathematical model. You really must use […]

Industrial engineering swimmer wins academic honors

Michael Lopresti has been swimming almost as long as he’s been walking. The College of Engineering junior in industrial engineering started swimming competitively with a club program when he was five-years old, and stroked his way through high school and into an athletic scholarship with Mizzou men’s swim team. In addition to distinguishing himself in […]

Engineering’s competition teams

Mizzou Engineering’s competition teams are student run and managed — each with an advisor to give advice, and to accompany teams on the road. Students conceptualize their own “products,” raise their own funds, largely through corporate-sponsorship, and spend time working together to make the strongest, most efficient, most serviceable, fastest, best constructed, highest precision, coolest […]

Structural engineer honored by MUEAO

William F. Baker was awarded the University of Missouri Engineering Alumni Organization’s 2010 Citation of Merit award for outstanding achievement and meritorious service in engineering. Baker was honored at a luncheon on March 20 on the university campus. Baker is the structural and civil engineering partner for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP, an award-winning architectural, […]

Alumni recognized for distinguished careers and service

Each year the College of Engineering presents alumni selected from a pool of nominees with its highest honor, the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service. In 2010, three were so honored. Ward A. Chambers Ward A. Chambers is a practicing cardiologist and directs the international health and medical education efforts for the University of Nebraska […]

The right man for the job: fast work on an anti-IED mine roller saves lives

“I’m always looking at that next hard problem,” said Alan Canfield, a 1991 mechanical engineering graduate who works as the counter-IED program manager at the Panama City division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. A Navy civilian, Canfield said he originally worked on Marine Corps land mine and expeditionary warfare projects, but that he was […]

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