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Hunter Hickerson

Mizzou engineering is a great place to get your B.S. EE degree and they have multiple options for M.S. EE and Ph.D. degrees.

Portrait of James Alspaw

James Alspaw

Mizzou Engineering is known for its comprehensive and diverse engineering programs, providing a solid foundation in both theory and practical skills. The university emphasizes hands-on learning, with facilities that support real-world engineering challenges. Additionally, the faculty are not only knowledgeable but also committed to student success, creating a supportive learning environment.

Students wearing VR goggles superimposed over Lafferre Hall. Photo illustration by Blake Dinsdale

MUVR: shaping tomorrow’s innovators

MU students are harnessing the virtual to train for reality. Austin Barr is working with his fellow IT and computer science majors to raise awareness of the University of Missouri’s Virtual Reality Organization (MUVR) across campus and open the club and the Collaborative Research Environments for Extended Reality (CREXR) Lab to students from all disciplines.


Korkali solving challenges around power grids as energy demands rise

From electric vehicles to electric heat pumps, Americans are plugging in more than ever. While that’s reducing emissions, it’s also creating increased demand on power grids — which are already more susceptible to blackouts as extreme weather becomes the norm. That’s where Mert Korkali comes in. Korkali is an assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science, and he studies sophisticated approaches to upgrading and securing power grids.


Huang excited to usher in new generation of power electronics, converters

As more homes, industries, and power grid systems utilize solar and other renewable energy, and more vehicle owners switch to electric vehicles (EVs), the need for power converters is on the rise. But right now, they’re still expensive and not as efficient and compact as they could be. Qingyun Huang is working to change that. An assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science, he’s excited to help usher in a new generation of power electronics that are efficient, compact, affordable, and reliable.


Mizzou Engineering secures Nanoscribe Quantum X Shape 3D printer

Purchased with nearly $1 million from a U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) grant, the Quantum X shape from Nanoscribe, a Bico company, uses a process called two-photon lithography to rapidly cure a liquid resin, making it ideal for rapid prototyping and wafer-scale processing of any 3D shape. It’s the fastest and most accurate 3D printer for high-end microfabrication tasks on the market. Mizzou Engineering is one of just a few U.S. organizations to have the printer in and one of fewer than 100 around the world.


Mizzou Engineers advanced energy, AI, materials, transportation, health in 2023

This past year, Mizzou Engineers worked on significant solutions to society’s most-pressing challenges. They advanced nuclear power. They studied ways to turn leftover bread crust into plastics that will degrade naturally in the environment. They made artificial intelligence explain itself. They invented new materials, investigated self-driving trucks and came up with an innovative system to optimize blood supplies.


Prasanna receives UPE Academic Achievement Award

Shivika Prasanna, a Ph.D. student in computer science, has received a prestigious Academic Achievement Award from Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE).


Expanding expertise, Michelle Atkinson earns degree in electrical engineering

Michelle Atkinson decided to become an engineer after beginning her career as a registered nurse. She saw how electricity and technology were affecting the nursing field, and decided to go back to school to continue learning and asking questions about how technology is impacting the world.

Trent Foster

Building connections, Trent Foster earns electrical and computer engineering degree

Trent Foster has always had a passion for tinkering with technology. After graduation, the electrical and computer engineering major will move to Kansas City to start work as a software developer for Garmin.