Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurses have plenty on their plate on a daily basis. A Mizzou Engineering researcher is part of a team working on a new device that could help lessen their load. Roger Fales, associate professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is partnering with Ramak Amjad and John Pardalos of MU’s Department […]
The Mizzou chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is no stranger to building championship-caliber rockets. And their latest competition entry was no exception. Mizzou SEDS won the 2017 University Student Rocketry Competition. It marks the second consecutive victory in the competition for the MU Engineering student organization. The rocket Mizzou […]
Sheila Grant’s extensive work in the areas of sensors and biomaterials has led to the formation of companies, cutting-edge research breakthroughs, patents and more. And all of that success has led to yet another world-class accolade. Grant, professor of Bioengineering and the College of Engineering’s associate dean of research, recently was selected as a National […]
The LEXO travel mug was initially released last year and became so popular that ThermAvant had trouble keeping it in stock. This year, the company — founded by C.W. LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — has made the popular mug even better.
MU Civil Engineering graduate students Zhu Qing and Siyang Zhang earned first-place honors for their poster, “Evaluation of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices in Missouri.”
Mizzou computer science alumnus Kevin Melkowski is attempting to turn his volunteer service into a 501c3 nonprofit organization he calls CS Career Hackers.
It’s not unexpected around Lafferre Hall to hear engineering students discussing mathematical theories, various inventions and great scientific and mathematical minds such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Leonhard Euler. But it’s not every day you hear those conversations coming from a 9 year old guest.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Craig Kluever was named deputy editor of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
The Trauths —mother/ Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Kate and daughter/recent MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department alumna Ginny — recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps grant to support development of an improved method of storm-water redistribution.
Mark Prelas, professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and five of his graduate students — Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, J.D. Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso and Denis Wisniewski — wrote Nuclear Batteries and Radioisotopes, published by Springer Press in its prestigious “Lecture Notes in Energy” series earlier this year. The book spent time as the No. 1 new release in Nuclear on Amazon.
Baolin Deng, C.W. LaPierre Professor of civil and environmental engineering, will serve on the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Drinking Water Committee until 2018. He’ll also serve on a task force to update the Missouri Water Plan, an effort being undertaken by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Tony Han, associate professor of computer science, currently is on a research sabbatical, working on cutting edge research in the field of deep learning.
The Fall 2016 University of Missouri College of Engineering Career Fair, held Sept. 13 at Mizzou Arena, proved to be a record-setting success. A total of 190 companies participated in the event, topping the previous record of 175.
The team used what’s called electrical cell-substrate impedance spectroscopy (ECIS) to monitor the process stimulated human fat, or human adipose stem cells (hASC), goes through to convert to bone cells.
Research found that optimal production levels decreased significantly for items that have a high environmental cost to produce, such as beef, with the environmental cost being calculated in terms of carbon dioxide emissions embodied in the creation of that food product.
The University of Missouri College of Engineering and School of Medicine once again received approximately $500,000 to cover five grants for cutting edge biomedical innovations from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.
Officials at the University of Missouri today announced that Engineering Building West, located on Sixth Street on the MU campus, has been renamed F. Robert and Patricia Naka Hall after MU alumnus and donor F. Robert Naka and his wife, Patricia.
$12 Million Federal Contract to MU Will Establish Education Program for National Intelligence Agency
The University of Missouri College of Engineering has just been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract to deliver a comprehensive data science education program that will provide cutting-edge analytical training for the NGA workforce and potentially other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).
A sensor system developed and used by researchers at the University of Missouri produces images and sends automatic e-mail alerts that can be used to predict a fall within a three-week period.
The accuracy of such simulations requires using the right interatomic potential, or force field. Researchers with the University of Missouri College of Engineering are paving the way to make selecting the proper force field easier.
Vexed by a lack of comprehensive textbooks on computational intelligence, three of the field’s leading minds — including University of Missouri College of Engineering Professor Jim Keller — decided to put together one of their own.
The NSF recently hired Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering, for one of its program director positions through its Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).
Recordly, a mobile service that allows journalists to use the Apple Watch to transcribe, track and highlight interviews recorded on their iPhones, won the ninth edition of the annual competition that partners students from the College of Engineering and School of Journalism as well as some students from the College of Business to create innovative new iOS applications.
Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, said the bed sensors’ purpose is to detect any possible health problems while helping patients to “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes.
The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.
Xu Han, assistant research professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been awarded one of the UM System’s 2016 Fast Track awards in support of his efforts to commercialize the transformative cryopreservation medium that he developed and MU has patented.
MU bioengineering Associate Professor William Jacoby has been exploring the possibility of tackling the problem of effective and affordable carbon-capture and storage technology for fossil fuel power plants with the development of a high pressure, density-driven separator (HDS) in his lab, the Mizzou Carbon Recycling Center.
Rohit Chadha, assistant professor of computer science, earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for $436,035 in support of research on “Automated analysis of security hyperproperties,” for the next five years.
Ten students in College of Engineering were honored for their undergraduate research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum in late April. Senior Joon Woo Kim received the award for excellence in the Engineering category.
Ayllon was one of 10 MU faculty and staff members to receive a 2016 Excellence in Education Award from MU Student Affairs and the Parent Leadership Council in April.
Andrew Buck earned the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions on the basis of demonstrated excellence; lasting impact in research; promise as a researcher; originality; imagination and mentorship of others.
MU’s femtosecond laser, one of three lasers in the laser lab, generates ultrashort pulses of light that can cut almost anything, including glass and diamond. According to Associate Research Professor Vitaly Gruzdev, the quality of the cut is “almost perfect.”
Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering, earned the designation of fellow from the National Academy of Inventors in April.
Faculty members and students from the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently published three papers in the Transportation Research Record, the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, on the safety of innovative roadway interchange designs, particularly Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs).
Ferris Pfeiffer was corresponding author on a recent paper that outlines a way to double the window from donor removal to recipient transplant for osteochondral allografts, making them potentially more accessible and cost effective for patients.
Robert O’Connell, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received one of the 2016 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is one state agency that has discovered benefits to a digital transition, and its partnership with the MU Computer Science Department has made that transition smoother.
Jung Hyup Kim, an assistant professor with MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, currently is partnering with the Missouri Employers Mutual to test how drivers react when collision avoidance technology (CAT) devices alert them to potential dangers.
Jian Lin, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and his research team recently published a paper called “Laser induced MoS2 /carbon hybrids for hydrogen evolution catalysts” in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Kevin Gillis, a University of Missouri professor of bioengineering, is Columbia’s FIRST robotics team’s coach and chief mentor, and the Agricultural Engineering Building on the MU campus is the team’s base of operation.
MU Engineering students hitting the undergraduate research lab for classes and homework this semester discovered the lab’s aging electronic test equipment had been replaced with new, state-of-the art units from Tektronix
Knowing a protein’s structure structure is vitally important because the 3D structure of a protein defines its function, and greater, more accurate knowledge of these structures could help with breakthroughs in several key areas.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently selected Buttlar for the newly endowed position of Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology, named for 1961 civil engineering alumnus Glen Barton, who helped fund the position along with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.
In November, Travis Tumlin, a 2013 MU mechanical engineering graduate now working on his doctorate at MU, took second place in the student oral presentation competition at the 13th annual Nanotechnology for Defense (NT4D) conference held in California.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation selected Assistant Professor Bret Ulery as a recipient of a Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics in December. He received the one-year, $100,000 grant to continue his work on vaccine delivery systems.
Many engineering problems exist across scales. The problem, Chanwoo Park says, is that engineers are typically trained in only one scale, which can be anywhere from large, tangible systems, down to the microbes or even the atomic scale.
Members of University of Missouri’s Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) chapter held an interactive coding experience for middle school students on the weekend of Oct. 24 -25.
Chemical Engineering graduate student Josiah Smith and alumni Nathan Dierkes and Nick Johnson won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] Student Design Competition — team division — and with it, the $600 William Cunningham Award.
IMSE graduate student Lauren Himmelberg and undergraduate Kyle Dorge took home the Student Poster Award, and Steve Piedimonte earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achievement Award at the CELDi Fall 2015 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium, held Oct. 28 and 29 in Chicago.
Elizabeth Loboa, the dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced the appointment of three faculty members to new leadership positions — Sheila Grant, Hani Salim and Cerry Klein. Associate Dean Steve Devlin also will continue in his role.
Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation
Stormwater best management practice evaluation project looks to quantify effectiveness of mitigation.
Francisco Benavides, executive director for consulting services of PENTA Engineering Corp. and honorary consul of Peru in St. Louis, gave a talk called “Developing Global Leadership for Engineers” on Nov. 18 as part of International Education Week. Benavides has 40 years of experience in management, engineering and construction and has overseen the construction over several […]
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department senior Jonathan Jennings was recently awarded the Charles T. Main Student Leadership Gold Award. Recognized for his individual achievements with both the MU student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as well as the regional chapter, Jennings was presented with the award at a banquet during the […]
The process for composing music is not always linear; it is a multi-layered experiment, trying various melody sequences, creating the arrangements and listening for a harmonious result. To science-minded composers, instruments are variables, each having unique properties that allow only some to mix. It’s the experimentation new Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Instructor Josiah Bryan […]
Amirhossein Khezerzadeh will present his preliminary research at an expenses paid trip to the annual Transportation Review Board meeting in January in Washington, D.C. In addition, he will have the opportunity to publish his final findings in the July edition of TRB’s journal, Transportation Research Circular.
Chad Xing, a professor in the MU Chemical Engineering Department, put forth a proposal for a project that will develop a process for low-cost production of battery materials for lithium ion batteries and beyond. The Department of Energy’s award of $2,215,560 will allow Xing to develop his proposed manufacturing technology over the course of the next three years.
The Lafferre Hall renovation project includes some renovation of the original 1882 structure where much of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is located. The administrative staff — interim chair Erik Loehr and undergraduate adviser Enos Inniss, as well as office personnel Mary McCush, Connie Taylor and Laura Pierce — already are situated in their […]
Fully 175 companies participated in the fall Career Fair at Mizzou Arena, a 17 percent increase over the previous record. And nearly 2,000 engineering students with résumés in hand circulated and chatted with potential employers — a 10 percent increase over the next highest number of participants.
The University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded grants totaling $500,000 to five teams of researchers on Sept. 24. Each two-person team, consisting of an engineering faculty member and a clinician from the MU School of Medicine, received $100,000 to fund projects that have the potential to improve or save patient lives by addressing a well-defined health care need.
In late June, Matthew Bernards was invited to travel to Accra to give a presentation on the certificate during a one-week professional development course titled “Introduction to Nuclear Security and Safeguards for Sub-Sahara Africa.”
The University of Missouri College of Engineering received a generous gift totaling $500,000 from Burns & McDonnell, Inc., and alumnus Ray Kowalik and his wife, Jill, on Friday at a ceremony held at Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall on the MU campus.
John Morrison’s summer internship has yielded firsthand experience and also a lot of satisfaction from taking part in a major change to Mizzou’s campus and his home college.
The French Alps Nuclear Science and Technology program is a collaboration of the College of Engineering, the MU Research Reactor [MURR], and the College of Arts & Science Physics Department. The goal of showcasing the many applications of nuclear science matched the International Atomic Energy Agency’s “Peaceful Uses Initiative.”
Carlos Sun’s airport engineering course provided the impetus, and three student teams from the University of Missouri earned accolades from the Airport Cooperative Research Program/Federal Aviation Administration’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.
The materials interaction research of Assistant Professor Karl Hammond is just one small part of a large, international collaboration.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Missouri Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering a grant to fund talented doctoral students with financial need who anticipate a career in academia. GAANN grants are funded in order to remedy a shortage of college professors.
The Air Force Academy’s loss was the University of Missouri’s gain as a bright, ambitious Mexico, Mo., native with a passion for solving technical problems came to the MU College of Engineering.
CELDi faculty, student teams partner with industry for solutions to challenges in logistics, distribution
A group of University of Missouri faculty and student researchers are in the business of solving logistical problems while giving the students practical, real-world experience.
Missouri Task Force 1 serves as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Five of the six-member team are Civil and Environmental Engineering Department graduates.
The University of Missouri expanded its investment in soybean research in 1999 by hiring four faculty members with expertise in breeding, genetics, genomics and economics to fill endowed chair positions funded by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) with assets that came directly from the state’s soybean growers.
Ilker Ersoy, who successfully defended his computer science dissertation in July 2014, was selected by the MU Office of Graduate Studies to receive the campus 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Award.
Lafferre Hall renovation work continued to ramp up this last month, with plenty of pieces and people moving to facilitate the beginning of construction work, and a campus groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 13.
Heather Hunt, assistant professor in the MU Department of Bioengineering, was awarded a 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award from the global innovation company with operations in more than 70 countries, including a facility in Columbia, Mo.
Jung Hyup Kim, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at MU, and his student research team recently began using motion-capture and eye-tracking technology to investigate the relationship between human perception stress and performance using human-in-the-loop simulation.
Researchers at the University of Missouri are inching closer to determining the viability of using facial measurements as a potential detection marker for autism in children.
Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.
Very few people get to list “guided a spacecraft to Mercury” on their resumes. On the hierarchy of potential life experiences, it sits in the “rarest of the rare” category.
Raghuraman Kannan has combined his background in chemistry, joint appointments in bioengineering and radiology, entrepreneurial roots, collaborative spirit and tireless energy into promising research for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Raghuraman Kannan was very close to his to his cousin Jegan, a chemist who ran his own lab in India. When the younger man […]
Think about how many devices you come across each day that are battery powered. The list is almost endless, and for that reason, researchers and scientists constantly are searching for the next big improvement, the next battery breakthrough.
On Oct. 16, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon convened a meeting of the state’s Board of Public Buildings to approve the state’s issuance of $38.5 million for the repair and renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of Lafferre Hall, the main building of the MU College of Engineering.
MU engineering graduate Andi Edmonson’s job keeps her busy. She works on-site at University Hospital as a clinical engineer for Cerner Corporation, which supplies health care information technology globally.
James Noble, a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department and MU CELDi site director, was an invited speaker at a conference in the Netherlands.
Researchers working in the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine are finding ways for gold nanoparticles to combine with pulsed power to combat brain cancer.
New computer lab spaces in Lafferre Hall utilize fresh technology to teach and allow students the chance to work on collaborative projects.
Freshmen entering the College of Engineering in the fall of 2014 will have the opportunity to take advantage of a new IT/MBA Fast Track program in the Computer Science Department, where they may earn their undergraduate IT degree and an MBA in five years.
The University of Missouri College of Engineering strengthened its partnership with University of Technology-Baghdad after a team delegates spent three weeks in Missouri.
Common cooling solutions in heat transfer are not sufficient for today’s electronics. Researchers around the world, including Hongbin “Bill” Ma, are looking for solutions to this pervasive and growing problem.
A team of researchers aims to create an easily inserted and withdrawn device to block any debris from reaching the brain during aortic valve replacement surgery.
A workshop hosted by the Center for Advanced Nuclear Technology and Micro Integrated Systems focused on some of the smallest technologies and the big impact they can have.
Emmanuelle Wallach joined the College of Engineering faculty as an adjunct instructor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Department. She brings access to Simio Enterprise Edition, state-of-the-art simulation software, thanks to a grant valued at $228,000.
In March 2013, China-based backers committed to invest $7 million in Nanova, Inc., a company co-founded by two associate professors of mechanical engineering and its chief scientist, to bring the company’s products to market in the U.S. and China.
Ramp meters are one way traffic engineers can control the flow of merging traffic from entrance ramps on highways. Assistant Professor Praveen Edara recently presented the results from his research on temporary ramp meters.
Several on the University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty are “doing,” having launched businesses based on their research breakthroughs. What follows is an examination of how faculty launch start-up ventures and a look at a handful of some of engineering’s adventurous risk-takers’ efforts, in various stages of development.
Researchers in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have devised a system that creates a toroidal- (or ring-) shaped plasma emission in open atmosphere.
A biological professor and his team of researchers have been examining the use of supercritical water to process biomass and other wastes as part of a collaborative project with Duke University.
A civil engineering graduate student’s first place poster examined the effectiveness of using intelligent transportation systems in work zones along interstates in the St. Louis area.
A new smartphone app, unveiled at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Tech Showcase in May, promises to give university students more assurance of a safe walk across campus.
A study abroad trip to Ireland gave graduating mechanical engineering senior Lily Ellebracht a taste of international study. She isn’t fluent in Spanish, but that didn’t stop her from answering “Yes!” when she found she’d been accepted into graduate school in Barcelona, Spain.
Clarence Mabin’s story is not unlike that of many successful MU engineering alumni, but as the first black graduate in civil engineering, the story of his path to success isn’t quite as typical.
Marjorie Skubic, an MU professor with joint appointments in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, received two honors in April from the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and her Alma mater, Texas A&M University.
A University of Missouri College of Engineering student in mechanical and aerospace engineering won third place at a National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop for his work in producing a new, thinner variety of blast-resistant glass.
IT instructor Matthew Dickinson’s course on “System Prototyping with Hardware and Software,” is giving the students a crack at modifying and repurposing existing products, using open-source components and a bit of coding know-how.
When it comes to maintaining quality water resources, it turns out that even the smallest solution can have a major impact. Researchers from both the Chemical and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments have discovered that some very tiny materials can effectively treat water.
Johnny Tucker didn’t intend to be a trailblazer. But his interest in improving health care led him to become the very first student in the dual master of health administration (MHA) and master of science in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE).
Jesse Schmidt has no fear of the unknown. When choosing a school or a program to study, he didn’t mind trying something new. When traveling, he chose a destination fewer people picked, and when talking about the future, he doesn’t mind the thought of exploring the world outside of his suburban, Minnesota town.
The College of Engineering’s National Science Foundation-supported Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) achieved its third “Success Story” for its work on a project for CELDi industry member the Boeing Co. The project examines network design for the company’s distribution facilities.
University of Missouri College of Engineering Associate Professor Scott Kovaleski was appointed as interim chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
After six years of dedicated preparation, the University of Missouri’s computer science program learned in August it had earned accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET is this country’s leading agency to sanction post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET’s nod to the computer science program brought […]
Speaking at a Washington, D.C. event to unveil the White House’s US Ignite initiative, National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh spoke with pride of the of the agency’s legacy of providing funds for fundamental research and its many positive outcomes. Among lauded projects was MU computer and electrical engineering Professor Marge Skubic’s eldertech work. Since […]
When writing code, Brittany Morago knows that her first results may not always be her final results. She knows one change can make all the difference in the world. Just as she was preparing for her upcoming semester in graduate school, the University of Missouri College of Engineering student got an email that proved even […]
According to the World Nuclear Association, approximately 90 percent of nuclear medicine procedures conducted worldwide are diagnostic in nature and fully 30 million of them utilize the radioisotope technetium-99m (Tc-99m). More than half of these procedures occur in the United States, and for nearly a decade, there has been an international effort to ensure that […]
Biomass is one obvious answer to the question of how this country will address its needs for renewable, sustainable energy resources. But logistical questions and related financial considerations surrounding the initiation and operation of biomass supply and energy output facilities — location, production, harvest, storage and transport, to name a few — are less obvious. […]
For several decades, geologic scientists have used satellite radar imagery and a technique called interferometry to remotely measure deformation of the ground associated with groundwater pumping, volcanic activity, earthquakes and other natural phenomena. More recently, similar techniques have been used to measure potentially dangerous structural movement in dams, buildings and earth slopes. On the […]
Humanity’s interconnection to the animals that share our planet is an inevitable fact of life and, at the same time, an intricate mystery. We are endlessly fascinated with animals’ habits and antics, marveling both at what we have in common with them and the vast differences between us. The interplay between man and beast on […]
Proprietors of any household budget would rejoice in the discovery of a way to save a few dollars. However, when the budget is for a multi-billion dollar company, and the savings are in the millions of dollars, a little more than a celebration may be in order. Such is the case for Bayer CropScience’s Kansas […]
As a semitrailer driver trucks along the highway toward Illinois, a digital sign ahead reads, “I-57 Detour, I-55 to MO 74, Exit 93.” As the driver ponders which route to take, that decision is captured on one of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) closed-circuit cameras. And because of a partnership between MoDOT and the […]
Students joining the University of Missouri’s Electric Car Club as an extracurricular activity never imagined they’d play a key role in a national agency’s effort to educate emergency first responders to the intricacies of alternative fuel vehicles. But that opportunity for one of the newest clubs within Mizzou’s College of Engineering materialized when motive and […]
Computer science French connection results in collaborative research, internships and cultural exchange
As a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of University of Missouri associate professor Kannappan Palaniappan, Adel Hafiane worked on an image processing and computer vision research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The project involved histopathology, or the examination of tissue images for cancer detection, classification and grading, a field of research in which […]
Three teams of MU civil engineering students received top-tier placements for their paper proposals in the 2011 FAA Design Competition last June. The students spent a semester preparing for the competition in Carlos Sun’s Fall 2010 Airport Engineering course with the end goal of submitting a design project of their choice to compete in the […]
A diverse group from across campus came together this semester to sponsor an undergraduate research project looking into stormwater best management practices at the University of Missouri. The student team is laying groundwork to evaluate existing projects in preparation of data collection that will be used to inform future decisions. It is hoped the effort […]
There’s an Android battle going on at MU! But don’t worry; swarms of robotic assassins aren’t overrunning the school. The fourth annual RJI Student Competition is between teams trying to create the next hot app for the Android smart-phones. The contest, sponsored by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Hearst, Sprint, Google and Adobe — in collaboration […]
Over the past few years the Mizzou’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Racing team has raced its way to success — a success in direct correlation with the work ethic of team members in refining their vehicle. This effort has resulted in four top 10 wins at competitions in the United States and abroad […]
The electric car club is still an upstart, but a project with grant money attached could be just the thing it needs to take off. Automobiles have been on the road for more than a century now. Constant technical and aesthetic improvements have been made along the way, but the cars parked all over campus […]
As organisms go, the microbes that are the heroes of this healthy wetland tale are among the toughest and tiniest. They can live in an environment that lacks both oxygen and sunlight, and roughly four hundred of them will fit into the period at the end of this sentence. University of Missouri Civil Engineering Assistant […]
In late August, while most people in downtown Columbia shopped for end-of-summer bargains, a team of University of Missouri civil engineering students devoted their time to an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility survey in the area of Columbia that has been designated “The District.” Officials from the city initially approached the College of Engineering […]
Forrest Meyen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Welcome to the no-sleep zone,” was the greeting Forrest Meyen received on his first day as an intern in the MIT Summer Research Program. It might have been intimidating if it meant early mornings and late nights slumped over a desk in a cramped cubicle. But luckily, though Meyen […]
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 […]
“My goal was that we would place in the top 15, so I was pretty proud to learn that we placed seventh,” Mizzou Engineering’s Formula SAE Car co-captain Ryan Sobotka said. “It was a real high point of my year.” The team competed in Society of Automotive Engineer’s SAE International on the Auto Club Speedway […]
Mizzou Engineering’s competition teams are student run and managed — each with an advisor to give advice, and to accompany teams on the road. Students conceptualize their own “products,” raise their own funds, largely through corporate-sponsorship, and spend time working together to make the strongest, most efficient, most serviceable, fastest, best constructed, highest precision, coolest […]
Josh Arnone and mechanical engineering professor Sherif El-Gizawy have worked together since 2007 when Arnone was starting work on his doctorate. Their initial research involved one of El-Gizawy’s Boeing-funded projects that involved the investigation of a rapid manufacturing technique using a novel plastic and its possible use in aircraft production. Even as they labored to […]
Story by: Sarah Scully Kathleen Trauth, an associate professor in the civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri, and Ray Semlitsch, a curators’ professor in biological sciences at MU, aim to guide future rights-of-way (ROWs) designs and placement of mitigation wetlands. They also plan to create experimentally proven methods to relocate rare, declining […]
As phobias go, the fear of bridges — gephyrophobia — is fairly common, and irrational indeed, given that actual bridge collapses like the 2007 mishap in Minneapolis, Minn., are extremely rare. The government would like to keep it that way, and beginning October 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration required all states to adopt Load […]
Legendary masked Mexican film star Mil Mascaras returns to Columbia and the MU campus next week for a third student and faculty produced feature film, thanks to a grant from MU’s Interdisciplinary Innovations Fund. Two previous films, “Mil Mascaras: Resurrection” and “Academy of Doom,” were produced by the College of Engineering’s IT program. The first […]
Marine veteran Neil Ouellette sees both public service and personal opportunities in a renewable energy training program Mizzou Engineering is helping teach. Injured during the Gulf War and subsequently discharged in 1991, the 39-year-old Kirkwood, Mo. resident returned home to work as a truck driver and a builder before launching a successful outdoor landscaping business. […]
Two new MU College of Engineering research centers will receive $3.75 million in federal funding this year, Sen. Kit Bond recently announced. The CoE Center for Micro/Nano Systems and Nanotechnology, which researches and develops miniaturized technologies that can be used for both military and private purposes, will receive $2 million in Department of Defense funding, Bond said during a Jan. […]
The University of Missouri’s unique Data Science and Analytics master’s degree program boasts concentration areas in geospatial analysis, biotechnology, high-performance computing, data journalism/strategic communication and human-centered design for data. These areas are tailor-made for professionals looking to expand their horizons or companies looking to stay on the cutting edge of data science. The curriculum and […]
Dan Batliner earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Mizzou in 1992, then spent the bulk of his career as a consultant in the water treatment industry. When an opportunity arose to become the co-owner of his own ethanol production plant, he took it. Actually, “ethanol production plant” isn’t 100 percent accurate. Much of […]
Yi Shang has worked for years on perfecting a customizable mobile survey app to allow researchers to pair specific survey questions with data collected from wearable technology to unlock new methods of data collection. Now, his work will help break new ground in alcohol-impaired driving research. Shang, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science […]
Understanding ribonucleic acid (RNA) and its chemical properties and biological mechanisms is a key area of focus in health research. RNA is critical in the processing and movement of genetic information and gene expression. The way RNA folds into various tertiary structures determines its biological function, and being able to dissect and alter that process […]
A total of 10 student teams made up of participants in Mizzou Engineering’s Freshmen Interest Groups (FIGs) gave presentations in an attempt to take top honors in December’s Engineering Olympics. Out of those ten teams, the top honors ended up going to the team of Anna Merkel, Samantha Sample and Justin Lannin. This year’s edition […]
University of Missouri researchers recently received a patent on a method of joint repair that will be beneficial to the health of patients’ joints. Ferris Pfeiffer, assistant professor of bioengineering and orthopaedic surgery; Aaron M. Stoker, associate research professor of orthopaedic surgery; and James L. Cook, professor of orthopaedic surgery, received the patent for their […]
University of Missouri capstone courses are the culmination of years of undergraduate education, a chance for graduating seniors to bring the fruits of their labor to bear in one final course. Mizzou Engineering puts a twist on its capstone courses, frequently partnering with outside clients to give students the opportunity to tackle real-world problems. Take […]