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Engineering students launch community festivities

Mizzou Engineering Ambassadors launched Halloween festivities this year with a bang. Or more precisely, with a splat. Providing a seasonal take on a traditional college competition, the engineering ambassador group on Oct. 4 invited onlookers to send pumpkins flying with homemade catapults at the Columbia Farmers’ Market near the intersection of Ash Street and Clinkscales […]

Femtosecond laser lab comes to Mizzou Engineering

“We see the addition of a femtosecond laser lab as a way to enable University of Missouri research teams to aggressively pursue success at a national level,” said Robert D. “Bob” Tzou, the James C. Dowell professor and chairman in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Long on College of Engineering’s wish list, a generous […]

College of Engineering researchers aim to deter bridge terrorism

Government officials have long acknowledged America’s vulnerability to terrorist attacks on the national transportation system. Backed by federal funding, Mizzou Engineering researchers are coming up with ways to protect against such attacks. Sam Kiger, an MU civil and environmental engineering professor who has focused throughout his career on designing structures to withstand explosions, is leading […]

Excerpt from fall 2006 engineering commencement speech

Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Brooks‘ top 10 pieces of advice for graduating engineers: Engineering commencement address Dec. 16, 2006 #10.  Gain experience—catch your breath from the books and lectures and go out and experience life in the real world of engineering. You are ready—have confidence in the fact that you are well prepared to address the […]

Engineering students extending holiday cheer

A growing number of engineering students are adding “Granny” to their holiday gift–giving lists, expanding an annual tradition in hopes of benefiting more low–income youngsters. Two College of Engineering groups, the Alpha Epsilon honors society and the Biological Engineering Club, are joining forces to collect toys to donate over the holidays to “Granny’s House,” a […]

Aiming for hope

No championship rings are on the line, no national title is at stake. Still, members of the College of Engineering’s Naval ROTC Battalion team hope the basketball game in which they’ll compete Saturday will matter to a lot of people. The American Freedom Fighter Basketball Challenge, in which MU members of the American armed forces […]

Recycling to build a sustainable home

Recycling just got environmentally friendlier. Jeff Owens, a College of Engineering research assistant and physics graduate student, is coordinating an on–campus aluminum can drive to raise money to build an affordable home for a needy local family. While Owens plans to build the home under the auspices of the Christian housing ministry called Habitat for […]

College of Engineering’s bioinformatics program receives $1 million boost

The MU College of Engineering’s bioinformatics program has received a financial boost from an alumnus that college administrators believe will give them the ability to attract the “very best” in the field. Paul and Dianne Shumaker are donating $1 million to the college to support research into the life–saving field, which uses computer analysis to […]

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