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Mizzou SAE team places 14th in national competition

With Formula SAE competitions, rankings aren’t only determined by which team possesses the fastest car. For most teams, speed accounts for less than 10 percent of the total points awarded. These competitions take a much broader view of what it takes to win at the racetrack. “You have two different sides to the competition: the […]

IT instructor locally debuts Joplin documentary

Filmmaker Chip Gubera premiered his documentary “Joplin, Missouri” in Columbia with a special showing at the Ragtag Cinema on the one-year anniversary of the tornado that ripped through his hometown. Gubera, who also works as a digital media instructor in the MU College of Engineering’s computer science IT program, debuted the 92-minute documentary, which features […]

MU team reaches semi-final round of wastewater design competition

A five-member team from the University of Missouri College of Engineering made it to the semi-finalist round of the 2011-2012 AECOM Water Student Design Competition. MU undergraduate researchers Kristen Powers and Liu Cao, environmental engineering doctoral candidate Shashikanth, biological engineering major Samuel Drysdale, and A&S student John Pershing and worked this semester on a design […]

Mizzou Engineering students rejuvenate rocket team for June competition

The University of Missouri College of Engineering hasn’t built a rocket in more than five years, but this year, the student American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) team is working on a rocket to compete in Utah, June 21 to 23, 2012. Between now and then, they are working on building the best rocket […]

Civil engineering students rank high at ASCE competition

University of Missouri civil engineering student teams competed in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) competition held in Lincoln, Neb. on April 20 and 21, 2012. Geowall After placing fifth at nationals in San Francisco, the Mizzou GeoWall placed second at regionals in the ASCE competition. “The competition went very smoothly. The team put […]

Engineering students compete in RJI contest

Two computer science students from the University of Missouri College of Engineering were on the winning team of the 2012 Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Student Competition. Jamar Williams and Zach Winkler coded a widget allowing local advertisers to integrate their messages with personalized news content on Hearst newspaper websites. The winning team, one of three, […]

New engineering minors expand opportunities for undergraduates

Engineering encompasses a wide array of fields and disciplines, and while the majors offered to undergraduates help to define fields of study, sometimes a little extra attention in the way of a minor can help students expand a chosen field into a research breakthrough or a career. That’s the intent of three new minors offered […]

Flying by facial recognition

An increasing availability of off-the-shelf technology has given aero-hobbyists and enthusiasts access to new aircraft devices including quadcopters — model helicopters that are lifted and propelled by four rotors. Four University of Missouri College of Engineering computer science students working on a capstone project developed facial recognition software to go with the copter hardware allowing […]

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