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Constructing ‘smart’ roads

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Thousands of miles of roads and bridges continue to age across Missouri, and policy makers are looking for answers to the crumbling infrastructure.

Kiruba Krishnaswamy presenting in Ketcham Auditorium.

Symposium on Engineering Teaching Excellence Encourages Engineering Faculty to Continue Growing as Professors

The Symposium on Engineering Teaching Excellence inspired the College of Engineering’s faculty with new teaching skills aimed at enhancing students’ educational experience.

Portrait: Glenn Washer

MU Professor Appears in Federal Code

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Glenn Washer has earned a unique distinction: appearing by name in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.

Portrait of Zhiqiang Hu

Hu among MU faculty members named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Zhiqiang Hu, a professor and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, is one of three MU faculty members named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Hayden Seidel

Business-savvy Engineering Students Compete to Win $30,000 in Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator Program

The Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator competition gives students with unique, innovative business ideas a chance to win $30,000 to make their ideas come to life. A third of the teams competing represent the College of Engineering with business ventures offering one-stop athletic apparel and equipment, tackling untrustworthy package delivery and connecting those who need tasks done to those who will complete them.

NTSB roundtable

MU hosts roundtable on distracted driving

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in conjunction with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and StopDistractions.org, held a “Distracted Driving Roundtable: Act to End Deadly Distractions” at the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus Oct. 29.

Diana de la Cruz

Students have chance to mingle with scholarship donors at annual dinner

The MU College of Engineering has awarded 547 students more than $1.2 million in scholarships for the current academic year. The recipients had an opportunity to meet and mingle with the friends and faculty of the College who fund their scholarships at the annual scholarship dinner at Memorial Union.

cadet plays with children in Botswana

Building bridges in Botswana

Benjamin Steger and his fellow cadets in the U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Coalition Warfighter Program had been allowed passage into a federally protected tribal territory in Botswana to spend the night under the stars. That night, the tribe, with over 200 children eager to play with the cadets, decided to keep Steger and his companions engaged. Together, they played Frisbee, soccer, sang and showed each other dances, from traditional tribal dances to The Floss — a popular dance move in the U.S.

Two men in suits hold a plaque.

Civil Academy of Distinguished Alumni inducts newest members

On Sept. 6, the Mizzou Civil & Environmental Engineering Department inducted the newest members into its renowned Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Ronald Berry, David Brune, Peter Hartman, Bryan Hartnagel, Ray Kowalik and Brett Trautman made up the 2019 induction class.

truck mounted attenuators (TMAs) in mobile work zones

Lighting the way to safer driving

A team of MU Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers discovered as much when they studied response to different types of lights on what are called truck mounted attenuators (TMAs) in mobile work zones — for example, road striping zones. TMAs are attached to a construction vehicle and typically contain lights alerting drivers to upcoming work zones and additional items such as lane closures, upcoming lane mergers, etc.