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Building a “smart” carpet for safer living

Nearly one–third of American seniors 65 and older fall each year, and such falls cause more deaths than any other injury, government statistics show. Harry Tyrer, a University of Missouri electrical and computer engineering professor, hopes to create a safer environment for seniors. Tyrer has received $200,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association to work with MU’s […]

Turning a profit on pollution prevention

Global business strategy will join forces with environmentalism in a Mizzou Engineering internship program slated to launch next spring. The new pollution prevention intern program will train students to provide on-site environmental assessments for Missouri businesses and industries. Interns will spend 10 weeks analyzing a client business to develop recommendations for increasing efficiency and cutting […]

Mizzou Engineering professor earns career recognition

Mizzou Engineering Professor Curt Davis is being honored by an international technology organization for his contributions to satellite remote sensing research. Davis, an electrical and computer engineering professor and director of the MU Center for Geospatial Intelligence, has been named a “fellow” by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Davis’ new IEEE rank—the […]

Mizzou taking measures for dam safety

Mizzou taking measures for dam safety

As engineers all across America struggle to maintain the nation’s aging infrastructure, a University of Missouri researcher is developing a way to prevent one type of disastrous dam failure. Vellore Gopalaratnam, an MU civil and environmental engineering professor, is developing a sensor system that will remotely measure how much strain is being placed on a […]

Taking the bite out of dentistry

Dental phobias could soon lose much of their bite if a Mizzou Engineering research team succeeds in its efforts to develop a low-temperature plasma brush that could replace conventional dentist drills. Qingsong Yu and Hao Li, assistant professors in mechanical and aerospace engineering, are leading a multicampus university research team that has received a $270,000 […]

New CoE associate dean for research takes the helm

Sam Kiger, a former CoE civil and environmental engineering department chair and an internationally recognized expert in blast resistant structural design, is the college’s new associate dean for research. The position has been open since former Associate Dean for Research Noah Manring stepped into an administrative position at Princeton University about a month ago. CoE […]

Ice sheets becoming a hot topic

Rising sea levels are probably the most serious effect of global warming, and have already displaced portions of the world’s population, an MU College of Engineering professor warned Wednesday. “These effects are not in the future; these effects are happening now,” said Curt Davis, an electrical and computer engineering professor whose research focuses on ice […]

CoE working to lighten the military’s load

The high–tech American soldier—equipped with computers, radios and night–vision goggles—is by now a familiar figure. Less well–known is the physical and logistical burden the electronic equipment represents. Soldiers already are laden with tens of pounds of batteries to provide power for all the electronic devices and weaponry so prominent on today’s battlefield, and the military’s […]

CoE partners with campus colleagues to improve environment for women faculty members

National concern has been focused in recent years on America’s shrinking lead in science and technology. With the aid of a three–year National Science Foundation grant totaling nearly $500,000, the University of Missouri–Columbia College of Engineering is joining an intercollegiate effort to help bolster the educational foundation in those fields by improving the campus environment […]

CoE researcher seeks to shine light on autism diagnoses

Autism is widely known as a source of national crisis, a developmental disorder striking the lives of an increasing number of American families. But autism’s causes are still uncertain and its symptoms widely variable. Even autism’s diagnosis is grounded in behavioral evaluations rather than objective physical tests. Gang Yao, a University of Missouri–Columbia biological engineering […]

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