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Generous gift to build chemical engineering graduate program

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1968, Robert Holtsmith said he has been blessed with a successful career, not to mention a 43-year marriage to a woman — Dorcas (Hoffman) Holtsmith A&S ’67 — he met at MU. His strong ties to MU and his gratitude to […]

Senior mechanical engineering student’s year filled with highlights

James Berlin’s senior year in mechanical and aerospace engineering was a busy one. In addition to his 18-hour course load and the 600 hours he spent on his capstone project, he served as captain of the Basic Utility Vehicle Team, which took second place at this year’s competition. In April, he also won the award […]

Swanegan recognized for work with NSBE

University of Missouri’s NAACP collegiate chapter presented J.R. Swanegan with the Booker T. Washington Advisor of the Year Award at their Image Awards banquet in late April. Swanegan, the College of Engineering’s director of diversity and outreach, was nominated for the award by the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He […]

NSBE receives funds from ‘You Decide | We Provide’ contest

NSBE receives funds from ‘You Decide | We Provide’ contest

Mizzou Engineering’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recently learned that they are one of the 25 student organizations slated to receive $1,000 from the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell’s foundation. Burns & Mac’s “You Decide | We Provide” campaign, in its second year, invites students at Midwestern universities to “vote” […]

Civil engineering student serves as English tutor in South Korea

Many University of Missouri engineering students spend their summer vacations working as interns for engineering firms, and some spend time relaxing at home with friends and family. Wyatt Jenkins, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, spent his summer as a volunteer, teaching English in South Korea. Jenkins was one of 70 students from Mizzou […]

Extensive MU engineering research funded by DoD

A hefty chunk of research funding within the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering comes from the Department of Defense (DoD). Active awards — as of September 2008 — amounted to more than $12 million. “We have expertise that the Department of the Defense needs to improve capabilities and better protect the war fighter,” Sam […]

Building foundations for future engineers

Youngsters at the Christian Chapel Academy science fair in Columbia who watched an advanced computer technique turn their antics into big-screen entertainment didn’t know the name for the process that mixes two scenes together to form a single image. But that didn’t matter. They crowded around a Mizzou Engineering display demonstrating the “green screen” technique […]

Civil Engineers work together to assist community

University of Missouri civil engineering students and staff members of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (BMNFWR) are working on a mutually beneficial project. A bridge at the Jameson Refuge Unit in Arrow Rock, Mo., suffering from years of erosion has opened a window of opportunity providing student’s with real-world experience and the […]

Wind River donates more than $2 million in software to engineering

A California-based company has donated more than $2 million worth of computer software to Mizzou Engineering, paving the way for electrical and computer engineering students to practice classroom theory and compete more effectively for jobs upon graduation. Wind River, which sells commercial “real-time” software operating systems that are embedded in electronic devices of all sorts, […]

Missouri Engineering Student Council honors library staff

Hard work does not go unappreciated. The Missouri Engineering Student Council (MESC) recently honored librarians and staff of the Engineering Library and Technology Commons for taking the extra step to help students. Head librarian Judy Maseles, and library assistants Michelle Baggett and Nora Tamm, were recognized with an award for their “exceptional professional services to […]

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