Team’s proposal earns ‘Most Creative’ prize at RevCon Challenge

Two University of Missouri mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate students traveled to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) in May to compete in the RevCon Challenge and walked away with the competition’s “Most Creative” prize. Co-sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the challenge […]

Competitions, conventions highlight year for mechanical engineering organizations

Student organizations and competition teams in mechanical engineering wrapped last spring having attended at least four competitions, hosted a regional conference and establishing several peer review and advising sessions. This fall, they will prepare new vehicles, as well as begin their plans to travel to conferences and competitions around the country. ASME hosts annual conference […]

Chen joins MAE Department

After an accomplished career working on unconventional projects for NASA and, more recently, Teledyne Scientific — formerly Rockwell Science Center — C.L. Chen accepted an endowed position in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at the University of Missouri, fulfilling a long time aspiration. “When I learned about this position, I immediately applied. I […]

South African study abroad trip opens new doors for MU, African students

In a South African classroom built during Apartheid, where metal bars slide across doorways, high school students who normally filled seats were out for winter break. But for a group of students at Bellville South High School near Cape Town, a chance to work with University of Missouri engineering students was the perfect way to […]

MU assistant professor earns back-to-back Best Paper Awards at international symposium

A team led by Michela Becchi, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the NVIDIA Corporation-sponsored Best Paper Award at the 21st International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC ’12). Becchi’s paper, “A Virtual Memory-Based Runtime to Support Multi-tenancy in Clusters […]

Research solves fundamental inkjet problem

After more than 100 years of research, inkjet-printing technology reached consumer markets in the form of desktop printers in the late 1980s. In recent years, innovative applications for the technology — also known as microfluidic systems — have burgeoned including 3D prototype printing processes for business and industry, bio-applications such as printable human tissues, solar […]

Mentoring program for women in engineering redesigned, expanded

Mizzou now has a revamped mentoring program for women, featuring a redesign of the application process and increased options for participants. The program used to be part of the Society of Women Engineers but now operates independently of the organization. Megan Schmidt, the director of mentorship, heads up the new Mizzou Engineering Mentoring (MEM) Program. […]

Engineering sorority emphasizes combination of social, professional activities

The Beta Zeta chapter of the international engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE) will mark its first full semester as an official chapter at Mizzou starting this month. The sorority began after the director of expansion for AOE contacted women in leadership roles for student organizations at Mizzou. One of those who received an email […]

MAE alumnus finds multiple ways to give back

Over 60 years after graduating, Mike Pedicini continues to use the engineering principles he learned at Mizzou. Pedicini graduated Mizzou with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1951 and received his master’s degree a year later. After a stint in the Army and a successful engineering career, he volunteers his time tutoring local high […]

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