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Black and Veatch contributes $5,000 to Corporate Partners Program

In February, Black & Veatch became the seventh engineering company to join the University of Missouri College of Engineering Corporate Partners Program. The company, which specializes in infrastructure development, contributed $5,000, placing them at the top level of donation in the program. Instituted in 2007, the Partners Program offers an organized way of connecting companies […]

Computer science, journalism and business students collaborate on Android apps

There’s an Android battle going on at MU! But don’t worry; swarms of robotic assassins aren’t overrunning the school. The fourth annual RJI Student Competition is between teams trying to create the next hot app for the Android smart-phones. The contest, sponsored by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Hearst, Sprint, Google and Adobe — in collaboration […]

Gold nanoparticles used in wound-healing tissue scaffolding

Healing wounds with tissue scaffolding is like constructing a building, explained University of Missouri biological engineering doctoral student Matt Cozad. Picture the tissue scaffold as the metal framework of the building, said Cozad. “Then people, or cells, come in and customize it to their needs,” he said. Researchers have discovered that using gold as a […]

Mizzou Engineering celebrates E-week March 11 to 19

The 108th annual Mizzou Engineers week kicks off  on Friday, March 11. This year’s theme, “the E series,” is a spin-off of Gatorade’s G series line of drinks. E-week 2011 offers plenty of fun activities so engineers can refuel, train harder and perform better. E-week officially starts Friday, March 11 when engineering distinguished alumnus Dave […]

Mizzou Engineers celebrate E-week at St. Louis Science Center

University of Missouri engineering students took the opportunity to celebrate National Engineers Week, Feb. 21-27, by attending and participating in the St. Louis Science Center’s annual event. In honor of Engineers Week, the center invited organizations and universities to meet and talk with visitors — children and their families — about engineering and what it means […]

Transportation internship program for women gets results

Based on a successful pilot program at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded an internship program for women to its 11 Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC). One of the regional centers, located in engineering’s Lafferre Hall on the University of Missouri campus, falls under the direction of Charles […]

Sunderland Foundation gift honored

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Jan. 12, 2011 for the Sunderland Family Foundation classroom in the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering. The ceremony was held in recognition of a $100,000 gift the foundation made toward the 2009 reconstruction of the original 1922 portion of Lafferre Hall. Kent Sunderland, foundation chair and vice chairman […]

Computer security provides topics for reading discussion group

Rather than thought-provoking novels, Computer Science Professor Bill Harrison’s reading-discussion group tackles published papers on topics of computer security. The University of Missouri researcher said he came up with the idea because computer security is a vast research area that examining a variety of publications gives participants an idea of what kinds of research are […]

Team earns top honors at Pascal Challenge a second time

Rather than basking in the success and recognition they earned in the Pascal Visual Object Classes Challenge, Tony Han, electrical and computer engineering assistant professor at the University of Missouri said he and his team are continuing to improve their performance and are far from reaching their ultimate goals. The Challenge measures the success of […]

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