ThermAvant International — founded by Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — recently released another breakthrough product on the portable beverage market. Meet Burnout, the temperature-regulating travel mug guaranteed to quickly cool hot beverages such as coffee or tea to a drinkable zone of 140 degrees Fahrenheit within minutes and keep it there for hours — a quickness and longevity unmatched by competitors.
A collaboration between the University of Missouri and University of Bologna in Italy led to the first COMPARE: A Symposium to Explore Synergies in Food & Agricultural Systems Studies at the MU College of Engineering in May.
The list — published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association — had the UM System ranked 70th in 2017 with 37 total utility patents, an improvement over MU’s finish of 83rd for 2016.
Being able to explain your work is a critical skill for any engineer, and Andy Winholtz’s efforts to instill it in Mizzou engineers recently earned him the Win Horner Award for Writing Intensive Teaching.
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering undergraduate Molly Laird earned the CELDi Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achievement Award for her outstanding research done on behalf of the organization.
Most approved research grants have a very limited focus, with funding going toward achieving a very specific goal and that goal only. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences wanted to turn that idea on its head by finding worthwhile bodies of research to fund.
Imagine being able to do any task 69 times faster and the possibilities that would open for an individual or a company. Now imagine that speed being applied to manufacturing all manner of electronics and how it might lead to greater supply and lower costs for consumers.
The Institute of Biological Engineering’s Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Va., could easily be described as a “Heather Hunt Production.” And for her efforts, the IBE gave her its 2018 Presidential Citation Award, one of its three biggest accolades.
Posters covering a wide array research topics and more filled a large room near the College’s library in the late afternoon, followed by four brief TED-style talks on subjects related to each of Mizzou Engineering’s four Pillars of Pursuit.
The highlight of the week for the Mizzou contingent was finishing second in the Student Cyber Challenge, coming in just slightly behind the University of Alabama team. The team earned high marks for their project, “Compartmentalized and Extensible Security Framework for Securing Pre-Existing Systems.”