From Mizzou to Mars: Engineering Alumnus Works on Mars Ascent Vehicle

From Mizzou to Mars: Engineering Alumnus Works on Mars Ascent Vehicle

A Mizzou Engineer’s digital fingerprints will be on the Mars Ascent Vehicle when it makes its historic voyage to the Red Planet in 2026. Christopher Whetsel ’19, works at NASA and has been involved in the program both on the software engineering and project management side. “It’s part of the Mars Sample Return Program and [...]
Developer Night Series Gives Students Opportunity to Boost Skills

Developer Night Series Gives Students Opportunity to Boost Skills

Wergeles The Information Technology Program will continue its popular Developer Night series this semester after the events transitioned to a virtual format last year. “In some ways, the virtual setting has been better because it’s more convenient for students,” said Nickolas Wergeles, an assistant professor of professional practice who leads the events. “And our students [...]
Oruche Receives Stipend from Koerner Family Foundation

Oruche Receives Stipend from Koerner Family Foundation

A Mizzou Engineering student has received a $10,000 supplemental stipend from the Koerner Family Foundation. And for Roland Oruche, the funding could not have come at a better time. Now in his second year of the PhD program in computer science, Oruche was facing financial problems following COVID-19. The virus’s economic fallout impacted his educational [...]
Fales, Guidoboni Named Associate Deans

Fales, Guidoboni Named Associate Deans

Roger Fales and Giovanna Guidoboni have been named associate deans at Mizzou Engineering. Mizzou Engineering has two new associate deans committed to student success and research excellence. Interim Dean Noah Manring named Roger Fales associate dean of student services & academic programs and Giovanna Guidoboni associate dean for research. “I look forward to supporting both [...]
Maurer Named Director of Information Technology Program

Maurer Named Director of Information Technology Program

Brian Maurer has been named Director for the Information Technology (IT) Program at Mizzou Engineering. His duties as director began Jan 1, 2021. “Brian’s experience, enthusiasm and passion for education will benefit the College and IT students greatly,” said Noah Manring, interim dean of Mizzou Engineering. “I’m looking forward to working with him in this [...]
IT Students Help Promote Missouri Bicentennial

IT Students Help Promote Missouri Bicentennial

A graphic from Shawn Nguyen's video. The video is part of a promotion for Missouri 2021, a year-long celebration of the state's 200th birthday.   Missouri is celebrating its 200th birthday this year, and students in the Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering are helping get the party started. The students—in Chip Gubera’s Motion Graphics [...]
Building Smarter AI

Building Smarter AI

Associate Professor Derek Anderson is working to improve the way artificial intelligence responds to environments. Artificial intelligence is smart, but it’s also too trusting. Currently, AI blindly trusts sensor data and decisions derived from that data. Now, Derek Anderson, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is trying to figure out how to [...]
Computer Science Student Credits Class for Internship

Computer Science Student Credits Class for Internship

A computer science student credits an advanced course for helping him snag an internship in software engineering. That’s because the interview process included a technical section covering topics he learned in Computer Science/Information Technology 3330. “The interview process included multiple behavioral interviews, and then a one-hour technical quiz,” said Adam M., who asked that his [...]
Mizzou Engineers Using Twitter to Track COVID-19

Mizzou Engineers Using Twitter to Track COVID-19

Mizzou Engineers are taking to Twitter to track COVID-19 and analyze the virus's impact on individual health. Yijie Ren, Jiacheng Xie and Lei Jiang are using Twitter’s built-in programming interface to search tweets for key phrases such as “I tested positive.” From there, they’re delving deeper into the Twitter user’s account to log symptoms and [...]
Engineering Students Earn S.T.A.R. Certificate

Engineering Students Earn S.T.A.R. Certificate

Six Mizzou Engineers were recognized by the university for being star students. The following students earned S.T.A.R. (Student Training for Advancing Research) designation for the Fall 2020 semester: Dee Archdekin, sophomore, computer science Graham Bond, sophomore, mechanical engineering Grant Coffey, freshman undeclared Rosalie Garzia, freshman, undeclared Caleb Hollenbeck, freshman, mechanical engineering Rachel Solverud, sophomore, biomedical [...]

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