More than 60 engineering students to present at Undergraduate Research Week

April 18, 2022

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More than 60 Mizzou Engineering students are presenting their research as part of MU Undergraduate Research Week. The five-day event recognizes the scholarly and research contributions of undergraduate students as well as their faculty mentors.

Poster sessions begin at 11 a.m. today, April 18, on the second floor of Memorial Union. The week also includes workshops, guest speakers, panel sessions and affiliated events. Undergraduate Research Week will conclude with a closing ceremony at the MU Student Center, Leadership Auditorium at 2 p.m. Friday.

“Undergraduate research not only helps make Mizzou a Tier 1 Research Institution, but it’s also critical for a holistic student experience,” said Giovanna Guidoboni, Associate Dean for Research at Mizzou Engineering. “For our engineering students, it’s important that they have opportunities to apply scientific and foundational studies to real-world applications. That’s at the heart of what we do at Mizzou Engineering.”

At Mizzou, students can begin research as early as their freshmen year, setting the College apart from other engineering programs.

This year, Undergraduate Research Week posters from Mizzou Engineering cover a wide range of topics. Here are a few from each department.

From biomedical, biological and chemical engineering, student presentations include:

  • Designing artificial aortic heart valves
  • Comparing methods of estimating potential evapotranspiration in a changing climate
  • Fishing rod adaption for people with ALS

Civil and environmental engineering posters include topics such as:

  • Ultrasonic wave velocities in construction materials
  • Hunting for dissolved organic carbon changes in mine-impacted streams
  • Analysis and demonstration of torsional and tensile strains

Electrical engineering and computer science projects include:

  • Power efficient hardware for accelerator design for neural networks
  • Measuring field emissions from carbon nanotubes
  • Advancing software tools for neural oscillations

Industrial and manufacturing systems students will present topics such as:

  • Optimized procurement dashboard
  • Developing the automated system to extract nurses’ electronic medical record usage profiles

Mechanical and aerospace engineering projects include:

  • The study of cryopreservation
  • Developing an autonomous robot for reacting to individual nanoparticles
  • Computational generation of periodic trusses in three dimensions

See the full Undergraduate Research Week schedule and learn more here.

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