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Microbe plays major role in wetland research

As organisms go, the microbes that are the heroes of this healthy wetland tale are among the toughest and tiniest. They can live in an environment that lacks both oxygen and sunlight, and roughly four hundred of them will fit into the period at the end of this sentence. University of Missouri Civil Engineering Assistant […]

Lillard receives Moulder Award

Dave Lillard, far right, was the inaugural recipient of the James E. “Bud” Moulder Distinguished Alumni Award on Oct. 12, 2010. Shown here with, left to right, Dean Jim Thompson and Moulder, Lillard is a 1952 civil engineering graduate. The award honors exceptional efforts in assisting the college in its missions, in offering time and […]

Alumni Notes

Share your news with fellow alumni. Use the form on the inside back cover and mail it in the inserted envelope. 1950s James E. “Bud” Moulder, BS CiE ’53, MS CiE ’55, of Columbia, Mo., was inducted in the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Hall of Fame on June 24 at the society’s 73rd annual […]

Combined gifts create Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology

When it comes to highway paving technologies, the bottom line — where the rubber meets the road — is that everyone who lives and draws breath in this country benefits from a robust transportation system. And because of the generosity of the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) and Glen Barton, a 1961 civil engineering alumnus, […]

Surveying the road ahead

According to an August 2010 article in WIRED magazine, coalition forces in Iraq suffered more than 13,000 improvised explosive device (IED) attacks between 2006 and 2009. IEDs have now become the principal killer of U.S. troops in Afghanistan — responsible for up to 75 percent of casualties in some areas — and more than 3,000 […]

Astrocytes, Hush!

Engineering professor works to limit stroke damage by turning down the volume on cells’ calcium signaling Shinghua Ding, a University of Missouri assistant professor in biological engineering, has won a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (R01) worth about $1.6 million for his cellular research on strokes. “The R01 grants are intended for established […]

Assistive technology: the conjunction of man and machine

Assistive technology: the conjunction of man and machine

After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1987 with a degree in computer science, Darren Gabbert was hired as a graduate research assistant by MU’s Campus Computing, now the Division of IT. The work that he and others did to find innovative computer-aided learning solutions for persons with mobility, visual and learning disabilities grew […]

Pollution Prevention interns report substantial savings

Engineering students who spent the summer researching ways to help Missouri companies cut energy and environmental costs presented their findings in an environmental seminar on Sept. 10 in Ketcham Auditorium in Lafferre Hall. Nine students from Mizzou, UMKC and Missouri S&T worked at nine different locations. They identified ways to cut energy costs, conserve water […]

Kiger selected as journal’s editor-in-chief

Sam Kiger, Mizzou Engineering’s associate dean of research, was selected as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Critical Technologies in Shock and Vibration. Kiger has extensive experience as a nationally recognized leader and expert in explosion effects and blast-resistant structural design. He serves as director of the National Center for Explosion Resistant Design at MU and […]

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