Engineering students earn spots among McNair Scholars, publish research articles in annual journal

Two engineering students are among 18 University of Missouri students named to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Paulos Mengsteab, a senior mechanical engineering student, and Sital Uprety, a junior civil and environmental engineering student, are part of the 2012-13 group, which also includes students majoring in nursing, psychology, forestry, music performance among others. […]

New faculty members bring projects, expertise to computer science classrooms, labs

The University of Missouri College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology will welcome two new faculty members this academic year. Prasad Calyam Prasad Calyam will join the department as an assistant professor in January. Currently, he serves as the research director for the Ohio Supercomputer Center/Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) at The […]

Sensor and photographic images merged to offer a 3D view

For his graduate work at the State University of New York, Ye Duan explored computer vision, using a camera to record 2D images of stationary objects from different vantage points and using the digital files to construct 3D renderings. When Duan accepted his position in the MU College of Engineering, one of his electrical engineering […]

Researchers embark on quest to find durable, cost-efficient soy-based material

Efforts to identify greener, more cost-efficient materials to make the polyurethanes used to create foams and plastics has resulted in an expanded use of soybeans and soybean oils. The United Soybean Board (USB) has jumped on the bandwagon, funding research projects across the country that develop the industrial use of soybeans. In particular, they have […]

One of a kind: college soils laboratory unites characterization services, geotechnical testing

Soil science is life science. And the geotechnical engineers and soil scientists in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering working to invigorate the University of Missouri’s Soil Characterization Laboratory are enthusiastic about the critical nature of the work they are doing and its potential impact within the State of Missouri and beyond. “Can you […]

Cheng takes aim at genetic mysteries

Jianlin Cheng, an MU associate professor of computer science, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to design and develop computational methods to unlock the mysteries of genome folding and function through 3D visualization of genomic structures. Cheng refers to the genome as the book of life. Nearly 60 years have passed since James […]

Engineering development team offers both experience and fresh perspectives

Carla Wiedmier, the MU College of Engineering’s new executive director of advancement, has known since her very first job in the development office at William Penn University that she had discovered her career. “I always wanted to go to college and was the first person in my family to have that opportunity,” she said. “I […]

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