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Pfeiffer Awarded for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Technology

Pfeiffer Awarded for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Technology

Ferris Pfeiffer, a professor in the Biological, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Department, won an Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award from MU Course Design & Technology in May. Pfeiffer won in the Graduate/Professional Teaching category. The Award recognizes the efforts of those who use technology to “meaningfully improve teaching and learning at Mizzou,” according to […]

Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Health care workers know that turning ventilated patients onto their stomachs, a procedure known as proning, helps the patients by opening their lungs. As the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread in Missouri, MU Health Care officials reached out the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force to see if someone could design a device to facilitate the proning […]

Switching Modalities Mid-Term to High-Quality Online Leads to Similar Learning Outcomes

Switching Modalities Mid-Term to High-Quality Online Leads to Similar Learning Outcomes

Students who switch from face-to-face teaching to high-quality online even within a semester show similar learning outcomes – yet overall prefer the online setting, a new study has found. This spring, when the COVID-19 outbreak forced the University of Missouri and other institutions of higher education to move all courses to digital learning (fully online […]

5G Partnership with AT&T a Resounding Success

5G Partnership with AT&T a Resounding Success

Journalism major Andrew Moore (left) and Kaitlyn Zahn, a senior majoring in computer science, discuss ideas for 5G during the course in partnership with AT&T. This spring, University of Missouri students took part in an immersive 5G course in partnership with AT&T. The course, which kicked off the semester with a visit to the Dallas [...]
Rahhal Recipient of 2020 MU Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award

Rahhal Recipient of 2020 MU Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award

Tojan Rahhal, assistant dean for inclusive excellence and strategic initiatives and an adjunct professor of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering, is among two recipients of the inaugural MU Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award. Open to faculty in all academic disciplines, this award recognizes the exceptional and meaningful work carried out […]

Engineering Students Inducted Into Secret Societies

Engineering Students Inducted Into Secret Societies

Tap Day, when small groups of students are selected, or “tapped,” by fellow students to join one of six secret honorary societies, is a Mizzou tradition dating back to the 1910s. These honorary societies recognize new inductees’ commitment, service and leadership to Mizzou. Faculty and staff who have significantly contributed to MU are also tapped […]

Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak. Just a month after launching its virtual, remote “IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator,” seeking proposals from startups and other innovators needing help commercializing, rapidly […]

MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

Kevin Gillis heard stories about hospitals that were overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak and unable to get enough equipment to protect their front-line health care workers. He wanted to do something to prevent that from happening in mid-Missouri. And as the interim chair of the University of Missouri’s Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering, […]

Future Engineers choose Mizzou on Decision Day

Future Engineers choose Mizzou on Decision Day

High school seniors today are making one of the most significant choices of their lives: It’s Decision Day. Although somewhat symbolic—seniors can still select colleges through August—May 1 has become the official date soon-to-be high school graduates declare their college plans. In the past, schools nationwide have celebrated with assemblies or special programming. Decision Day [...]
Two receive Department of Energy scholarships

Two receive Department of Energy scholarships

Lafferre Hall Two Mizzou Engineering students made history this week when they were awarded prestigious national scholarships from the U.S. Department of Energy. Mark Korol and Dylan Parham each received $7,500 from the department’s Office of Nuclear Energy’s Integrated University Program. This is the first time Mizzou has had two undergraduate NEUP scholarship recipients in [...]
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