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2013 Year in Review

From white-out snow days to green lights shining atop some of the University of Missouri’s best-known buildings, Mizzou Engineers have much to look back on for 2013.

Students write successful IBM Big Data proposals

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.

Biological patches may treat diseased blood vessels

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.

Embracing Big Data’s big bang

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.

Love makes a Christmas gift of education

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.

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