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Civil engineering chair retiring after nearly four decades at MU

Mark Virkler will retire on Sept. 1, having served the last 10 years as chair of the Civil and Engineering Department. He additionally spent three years as director of graduate studies and three more years as director of undergraduate studies, in addition to his research and teaching work.

Family encouragement leads doctoral student to academic success

In May 2015, Amal Al-Yasiri earned her doctorate from MU in nuclear engineering/medical physics. The second of seven children in the Al-Ghazaliya neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Al-Yasiri’s father, proud of her academic success, urged her to earn her doctorate, advising her to study abroad.

U.S.-Russia exchange forges bond between student teams

After playing host to nine MU engineering students last March, five Russian students and two advisers traveled to the U.S. in May as part of an exchange program designed to foster collaboration between U.S. and Russian programs with common interests.

AIAA sets team bests at Utah competition

The MU chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics set new team records at the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association’s 2015 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in Green River, Utah, June 24-27. The team launched two rockets, named Truman V and Truman V.V, the latter of which “broke every record we had,” according to […]

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