The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation was established in the memory of 2001 MU mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate Josh Seidel, who died in 2013 while repairing equipment at his company, Caliber Cast Stone.
A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.
Jianlin Cheng, associate professor of computer science, and doctoral students Jilong Li and Jie Hou recently developed RNAMiner, a website making it easier for those in the biological sciences to analyze genomic and transcriptomic data.
The Computer Science and IT Showcase held by Upsilon Pi Epsilon advertised participation as “an opportunity for students in Computer Science and Information Technology at Mizzou to showcase their work, including academic research, independent study, personal or group projects.”
Dan Ding earned first-place honors in the student poster competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Annual Kansas City Geotechnical Conference on April 23 with her poster, titled “Reliability of Shallow Foundations Designed Using LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) with Different Numbers of Strength Measurements.”
What cemented Zach Thacker’s decision to pursue graduate school was the research he conducted. He first worked on some nuclear engineering projects, then got involved with the nanoantenna project. Thacker called the work for that project the moment “when he knew he loved grad school.”
Mother/Daughter Day is aimed at young women and includes mothers who actively will be involved in helping their daughters make decisions about their futures. Activities may serve also to introduce mothers to “what engineers do.”
On April 18, 2015, a group of MU engineers gathered to launch a balloon from Carnahan Quad. They attached a camera to take video footage of the balloon’s ascent, flight and descent.