The “Students for a Smarter Planet” program’s winning proposals receive a requested budget award of up to $3,000, and if selected, teams must agree to blog about their projects as they progress. IBM selected two proposals from student teams in Susan Zeng’s class.
The University of Missouri College of Engineering strengthened its partnership with University of Technology-Baghdad after a team delegates spent three weeks in Missouri.
Common cooling solutions in heat transfer are not sufficient for today’s electronics. Researchers around the world, including Hongbin “Bill” Ma, are looking for solutions to this pervasive and growing problem.
Modified vascular tissue patches developed in a bioengineering lab at Mizzou and implanted into pigs showed better integration than existing commercially available biological patches. The results have potential to improve such material currently being used in human surgical procedures.
A chemical engineering research team is working to develop a solution to help existing power plants capture and store excess carbon dioxide emissions.
In the Fall 2013 semester, the Computer Science Department began offering a Big Data analytics course. IBM has supplied the use of its software, InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams, and access to IBM academic cloud for the endeavor.
Electrical engineers worked with a computer scientist and a computational biologist to create and utilize a robot that would automatically collect the latter pair’s data for research into maize phenotype mutants.
Barbara DeMaire decided that the perfect Christmas gift to her husband Doug would be a scholarship in his name to the MU Industrial Engineering Department, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
MU Engineering recently signed two MOUs that act as umbrellas to present a broader framework for multiple projects with several universities in Iraq.