Researcher developing sensors to measure hormone levels in water

Researcher developing sensors to measure hormone levels in water

Fidalgo A Mizzou Engineer is working on a way to produce sensors that could quickly detect hormone levels in ponds, lakes and rivers. Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received funding from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the work, which will begin this spring. Specifically, Fidalgo is partnering with USGS’s [...]
Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

What do robots, plastic bottles and cows have in common? They all top Mizzou Engineering’s list of stories in 2021. Here are our top 10 research stories of the year. SPOT It marched. It twerked. It caused international hoopla. A video of Spot went viral in October after the four-legged robot performed alongside Marching Mizzou [...]
Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavements Bill Buttlar in the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab. Plastics are made to last hundreds of years. That’s a problem when you’re talking about bottles, bags and straws discarded after one use. However, for roads that need to support heavy traffic over the course of decades, plastic could [...]
S-STEM Scholarship provides holistic support to new students

S-STEM Scholarship provides holistic support to new students

CEE S-STEM Scholars listen to project leaders during a Meet and Greet event held earlier this semester. A new scholarship program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides students with more than tuition money. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the five-year, million-dollar Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) project also [...]
Orton focuses on STEM outreach efforts to inspire next generation

Orton focuses on STEM outreach efforts to inspire next generation

Orton A Mizzou Engineer took time away from her busy academic and research schedule earlier this week to share her expertise on bridges with local middle school students. Sarah Orton, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, addressed about 100 seventh graders at Jefferson Middle School, a STEAM Academy in Columbia. “They were really [...]
Fulbright Award paves way for study of construction practices in India

Fulbright Award paves way for study of construction practices in India

Elevated sections of the Chennai Metro using spliced prestressed girders. The Chennai Metro is the fourth longest rapid transportation system in India. A Mizzou Engineer has received a Fulbright award to study ways to improve construction practices in India — work that could have sustainable impacts on the country’s economy. Gopalaratnam Civil engineering Professor Vellore [...]
ZOUPEAC looks to build construction management professionals

ZOUPEAC looks to build construction management professionals

A new organization will bring together students interested in pursuing careers in construction management and in becoming a licensed professional engineer. The Mizzou Professional Engineers And Construction (ZOUPEAC) held its chartering ceremony on Monday, Nov. 15. ZOUPEAC, pronounced “zoo peek,” will be affiliated with two national organizations: the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National […]

Inspired at Mizzou, alumna now on faculty at Tongji University

Inspired at Mizzou, alumna now on faculty at Tongji University

Zhang After earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Siyang “Sandy” Zhang received a lucrative job offer in industry. “It was so stable, that I could see my whole life until retirement,” she said. Fate had other plans. At the last minute, Zhang decided she’d rather continue her education and see what else she could [...]
Civil Engineering alumnus joins faculty of Indian Institute of Technology

Civil Engineering alumnus joins faculty of Indian Institute of Technology

Bharadwai Equipped with a PhD in transportation engineering and inspired by teaching and research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nipjyoti Bharadwaj has joined the faculty at a prestigious university in India. As an assistant professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, he will focus his research on developing a safer transportation network [...]

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