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MU student Eric Schwarz commissioned in Navy

When Eric Schwarz left Navy active duty in 2003 after six years of service, he didn’t plan to re-enlist — nor did he imagine he would ever be commissioned as an Engineering Duty Officer candidate. But for Schwarz, the cogs of life brought him back to early passions and interests. He was commissioned as an […]

Fulbright students from Afghanistan work to improve transportation infrastructure

Years of unfavorable conditions can spawn an abundance of opportunities for development. Such is the case for University of Missouri students Abdullah Habibzai, Shabnam Habibzai and  Naghma Hassan, three from a group of Fulbright Scholars from Afghanistan doing research in the United States this year. The three visiting scholars are working with Carlos Sun, professor […]

Neuro-LEGO Robotics program thrives at Mizzou

Five years ago University of Missouri engineering faculty submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the goal of training engineering graduate students in professional skills by partnering with the Columbia Public Schools and other mid-Missouri schools. The team – who adopted the name Incorporating Science, Industrial Technology and Engineering (InSite) – worked […]

Industrial engineering alumnus receives Support Freedom Award

Twenty years ago, University of Missouri alumni Don Flora, BS IE ’66, MS IE ’68, MPH ’71, helped initiate the Mid America Kidney Stone Association, LLC. (MAKSA), a physician-owned lithotripsy program in Kansas City. Nowhere in his goals and aspirations for the future of the association did it cross his mind that one day his […]

Civil engineering student serves as English tutor in South Korea

Many University of Missouri engineering students spend their summer vacations working as interns for engineering firms, and some spend time relaxing at home with friends and family. Wyatt Jenkins, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, spent his summer as a volunteer, teaching English in South Korea. Jenkins was one of 70 students from Mizzou […]

Michael Devaney retires after 40 years

For 40 years Michael Devaney has been imparting his seemingly endless knowledge upon University of Missouri students and staff in the College of Engineering. So deep is his well of knowledge that colleagues have been known to refer to him as a “human encyclopedia.” Devaney, who has been a strong and active contributor to the […]

Engineering students compete in Global Trajectory Optimization Competition

Graduate students Weijun Huang, Drew Nolle and Joe Dinardo in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri are competing with professionals worldwide as Mizzou’s first team to participate in the fourth annual Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales(CNES) Global Trajectory Optimization Competition. The competition challenges aerospace engineers from companies and universities across the globe to […]

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