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MU researchers partner with Boone County Clerk to develop new voting system technologies

American military personnel and citizens working and/or living overseas historically have experienced difficulty casting their votes in national elections. Contributing factors include inaccessibility and reliance on foreign mail systems. In the 2008 presidential election, more than 30 percent of overseas voters had difficulty with the process, causing the federal government to adopt the Military and […]

Breaking new ground: Ground-based radar device detects shifts in land, structures

  For several decades, geologic scientists have used satellite radar imagery and a technique called interferometry to remotely measure deformation of the ground associated with groundwater pumping, volcanic activity, earthquakes and other natural phenomena.  More recently, similar techniques have been used to measure potentially dangerous structural movement in dams, buildings and earth slopes. On the […]

Making use of a background in science and technology on Capitol Hill

In September, University of Missouri College of Engineering Dean Jim Thompson and Director of Development Shawn Poore visited Congressman Martin Heinrich in his Washington, D.C. office. Heinrich, a second-term U.S. Congressman representing New Mexico’s First District, graduated from MU with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1995. Heinrich said his fondest memories of his days […]

Smart engineers extend capabilities of smartphones

With funding from a U.S. Army/Leonard Wood Institute research grant, the University of Missouri College of Engineering professor has enhanced the device’s capabilities for target localization and tracking functions. These new capabilities go hand-in-hand with his work to create ad hoc networks with smartphones, allowing the wireless devices to communicate with each other without the […]

Filmmaker, digital media instructor makes documentary about hometown disaster

UPDATE SEPT. 12, 2012: Free screening scheduled The College of Engineering’s IT program is presenting a screening of IT instructor Chip Gubera’s award-winning documentary film “Joplin, Missouri – A Tornado Story” on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium in Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall. It is free and open to the public. […]

Alumni Notes

1960s Donald Dewayne Martin, BS IE ’67, BS IM ’67, MS IE ’68, Ph.D. ’72, of Independence, Mo., was re-elected the chairperson of the 11-member board of trustees for the Missouri State Employees Retirement System. This board oversees the investment of more than $8 billion for current and future general Missouri state employees. He has […]

Bell repair ensures continuation of a Mizzou tradition

In the 200 years since it was established, the campus and community of the University of Missouri have initiated and shared many traditions in addition to dressing in black and gold and cheering for the Tigers. Built in 1871, Switzler Hall is the oldest academic building on the MU campus. Within the bell tower of […]

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