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Engineer Promotes Earthquake Awareness

Engineer Promotes Earthquake Awareness

In the winter of 1811-12, a series of powerful earthquakes occurred along the New Madrid fault in southeast Missouri. The earthquakes reportedly rang church bells in Boston, Massachusetts, and caused chimneys to fall in Cincinnati, Ohio. Those earthquakes remain the strongest seismic events ever recorded in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. Structural damage […]

In the Fight to Contain COVID-19, MU Makes its Own Testing Swabs

In the Fight to Contain COVID-19, MU Makes its Own Testing Swabs

The new 3D printers at the University of Missouri College of Engineering have been given colorful nicknames, ranging from the enticing PiquantPelican to the down-and-dirty FreshSlug. The nicknames are fitting, because the printers are cranking out a product that is highly coveted for an unpleasant task — coronavirus testing swabs. Demand exceeds supply for the […]

Powering the Army of the Future

Powering the Army of the Future

Professor Bill Ma in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is proposing new electric power technology to support Army operations in 2035. Solar energy is expected to meet the energy demand for a variety of equipment associated with Army multi-domain operations in the future. Ma, who co-authored with Pengtao Wang, presented his white paper […]

CELDi Symposium Goes Virtual

CELDi Symposium Goes Virtual

As the University of Missouri campuses began preparations to move to remote teaching and telework in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Professor Jim Noble in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) was preparing for the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) spring meeting and research symposium. Noble is the […]

Giraldo-Londoño Named Inaugural James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Faculty Scholar in Engineering

Giraldo-Londoño Named Inaugural James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Faculty Scholar in Engineering

Oliver Giraldo-Londoño has been selected as the College of Engineering’s inaugural James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Faculty Scholar in Engineering. Giraldo-Londoño currently is a PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology and expects to complete his degree this fall. He received a bachelor’s in civil engineering in 2010 from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, […]

New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

Stealth technology, the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect an object, has driven advances in military research for decades. Today, aircraft, naval ships and submarines, missiles and satellites are often covered with radar-absorbent material, such as paint, to hide or cloak them from radar, sonar, infrared and other detection methods. A […]

Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Health care workers know that turning ventilated patients onto their stomachs, a procedure known as proning, helps the patients by opening their lungs. As the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread in Missouri, MU Health Care officials reached out the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force to see if someone could design a device to facilitate the proning […]

ROTC Students and Leaders Adapting in Unique Ways

ROTC Students and Leaders Adapting in Unique Ways

While the COVID-19 pandemic has kept them apart, Army ROTC students at the University of Missouri have pulled together virtually, developing new ways to engage members and maintain community. Army Cadet Battalion Commander Shade Bullock said some students are inspiring others to exercise and maintain their physical training requirements by uploading videos of their at-home […]

Switching Modalities Mid-Term to High-Quality Online Leads to Similar Learning Outcomes

Switching Modalities Mid-Term to High-Quality Online Leads to Similar Learning Outcomes

Students who switch from face-to-face teaching to high-quality online even within a semester show similar learning outcomes – yet overall prefer the online setting, a new study has found. This spring, when the COVID-19 outbreak forced the University of Missouri and other institutions of higher education to move all courses to digital learning (fully online […]

Fales Elected Fellow of ASME

Fales Elected Fellow of ASME

Roger Fales, an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and the Director of Student Success in the College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment and skills development across all engineering […]

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