Engineers “tapped” for Mizzou secret societies

Engineers “tapped” for Mizzou secret societies

Several Engineering students were “tapped” to become members of Mizzou secret honorary societies at the 2021 Tap Day ceremonies. The event was held Friday, April 30, with each organization using the historic Jesse Hall as a backdrop. This year’s Tap Day marked the ninety-fourth edition of the event. The ceremonies were streamed live online, with […]

Mizzou Space Program launches into Argonia Cup

Mizzou Space Program launches into Argonia Cup

The small village of Argonia, Kansas, is probably not your first choice of destinations for a spring break trip. However, eight members of the Mizzou Space Program (MSP) traveled there to participate in a rocketry contest this year. This year’s Argonia Cup Collegiate Rocketry Competition featured 17 teams from eight states, including one team from […]

Competition teams place in contests; Steel Bridge Team advances to nationals

Competition teams place in contests; Steel Bridge Team advances to nationals

Mizzou Engineering’s Steel Bridge Team and Concrete Canoe Team both competed and won select categories in their recent regional competitions, with both teams finishing third overall, respectively. “We’re proud of our student teams competing at such a high level, despite all the challenges they faced this past year,” Praveen Edara, chair of civil and environmental […]

Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference uplifts underrepresented students

Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference uplifts underrepresented students

Several Mizzou Engineering student groups organized the 4th Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference (DEPC), held on Saturday, April 17. Participants heard from underrepresented voices in STEM fields, including those whose careers or primary goal are to speak out on issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Korie Grayson, the conference’s keynote speaker, spoke on both her […]

Optimizing local food systems in cities

Optimizing local food systems in cities

Feeding a growing urbanized U.S. population which also wants increased sustainability and locally sourced food presents a major challenge. One part of the solution could be to optimize food production in urban areas, according to research performed by a team including Associate Professor Ron McGarvey. McGarvey has a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial […]

Mizzou NSBE members win honors at national convention

Mizzou NSBE members win honors at national convention

The Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) once again proved its members are leaders within the engineering student community. Three members won various accolades during the virtual NSBE47: The Holistic Engineer national convention earlier this month. Trenton Foster, a junior in computer engineering, won the NSBE Region 5 Scholarship: Holistic Engineer […]

Student-veteran soars into career

Student-veteran soars into career

A soon-to-be Mizzou Engineering graduate’s career path will come full circle when he starts a job as an aircraft systems designer at Garmin in May. Caleb Edmonds, a senior from Parkville, Missouri, will focus on the installation of Garmin’s auto pilot systems into many types of aircraft. “I will be determining how to install and […]

Cementing Skills and Fun

Cementing Skills and Fun

Mizzou Engineering students just completed the building of an item that sounds impossible to construct – a concrete canoe. Yet the Concrete Canoe Team spends many hours every year doing just that. Blake Peters, president of the team, oversaw the construction of the canoe. The team will not have an in-person competition this year but […]

Yan honored with UM System Presidential Faculty Award

Yan honored with UM System Presidential Faculty Award

Mizzou Engineering’s Zheng Yan has received the 2021 UM System Presidential Faculty Award for Career Excellence Early Career – STEM. Yan is an assistant professor, holding a joint appointment between the Department of Biological, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. “It’s a great honor to me. For the last […]

Going up with air taxi service

Going up with air taxi service

Flying cars are closer than ever to being a reality. But with this new technology comes operational questions that Suchithra Rajendran is attempting to answer. Rajendran, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering with a joint appointment in the Trulaske College of Business, has been researching air taxi service (ATS) since 2017. Her research, […]

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