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Ahhyun Lee at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol 2024

Presenting engineering undergraduate research to legislators: A Q&A with Ahhyun Lee

Ahhyun Lee was one of 13 Mizzou students selected to present her research at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol last week. Read for a Q&A with Lee about her research, which focuses on using artificial intelligence to enhance protein function prediction.

Cooper Gibbs, drum major; photo credit Sam Mohler

Engineers in Marching Mizzou parade through Ireland

From M-I-Z to I-R-E, Mizzou Engineers were among members of Marching Mizzou who traveled to Ireland last month to perform in the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin, where they were awarded best overall band.

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Revolutionizing drone navigation: AI algorithms take flight

Thanks to smart algorithms powered by artificial intelligence (AI), drones could one day pilot themselves — no humans needed — using visual landmarks to help them navigate from one point to another. That’s the aim of a two-year project led by University of Missouri researchers and supported by a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the premier research and development center for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Mizzou Engineering faculty elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Two Mizzou Engineering faculty members — Xiaohua Liu and Henry Wan — have been elected to the 2024 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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Faculty, staff, students, alumni recognized with Engineering Awards

Mizzou Engineering on Friday recognized outstanding faculty, staff and students for their dedication and service as part of the College’s annual awards banquet.

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Engineer leveraging AI to help collaborators develop fungicides, prevent crop loss

Plant diseases destroy 125 million tons, or $220 billion worth of soybeans, corn, wheat and other crops in North America every year. Now, a Mizzou Engineer is leveraging artificial intelligence to help collaborators prevent that loss.

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Elevating excellence for tomorrow’s innovators: Jianlin ‘Jack’ Cheng

Jianlin “Jack” Cheng, a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the University of Missouri College of Engineering, is an expert in electrical engineering and computer science. At Mizzou, he’s passing on his knowledge and preparing the next generation to solve some of society’s most pressing issues through use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).

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Computer science, IT students participate in MIT Reality Hack

Mizzou Engineering’s Shane McKelvey and his team earned a first-place award at MIT’s Reality Hack in January for their development of a novel treatment that uses virtual reality (VR) to help young patients undergo electro-stimulation therapy.

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$5 million NSF grant supports innovative approach to prevent foodborne illnesses

Like a silent saboteur, foodborne pathogens can sneak up and ruin your next meal. One of the biggest culprits is salmonella, a type of bacteria found in many foods that causes more than 1.3 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Despite nationwide efforts, salmonella’s infection rates have remained nearly unchanged for the past 30 years. Now, MU is part of an interdisciplinary effort determined to change that after recently receiving a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program.

John Gahl (left) and Caleb Philipps, senior research scientists at the University of Missouri Research Reactor, prepare a sample to be loaded into the scanning electron microscope.

Sparking innovation for research

A scanning electron microscope at the University of Missouri Research Reactor will enhance the facility’s investigative capabilities for materials research and discoveries.