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In business to build young engineers

A group of Mizzou Engineering graduate students has gone into business to save a children’s robotic program that may be one answer to America’s engineer and scientist shortage. The graduate students joined forces as the MU InSITE team three years ago to bring LEGO robot instruction to hundreds of mid-Missouri elementary through junior high school […]

Update: Lafferre Hall Addition

Marty Walker, director of administrative services for the College of Engineering prepared the following answers to some of the most often asked questions about Lafferre Hall’s construction project. You may reach him at WalkerMW@missouri.edu if you have additional questions. Q.When will the new building be completed? A. The building is scheduled for completion and turn […]

Mizzou Engineering benefactors

In 2004, halfway through the University of Missouri’s “For All We Call Mizzou” capital campaign, Engineering Building East received a name change. Because of their generous $7 million gift, it became Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall. It remains the largest single gift in the history of Mizzou Engineering, and it made a significant dent in […]

Garmin offers opportunities for young University of Missouri engineering students

Matt Milligan, a University of Missouri senior majoring in electrical and computer engineering, likes the direction things are headed in his second-year as a Garmin scholar. Garmin International Inc., an industry leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, established the Garmin Scholarship program with funds donated by the Min Kao Foundation. Kao, a founding member […]

Core experience at MU generates scholarship gift

Because Laird Technologies of St. Louis believes engineers are critical to the continued success of their company, CEO Marty Rapp has facilitated a $25,000 gift to endow the Laird Technologies Scholarship in Engineering at the University of Missouri. Rapp received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from MU in 1982, and went on to earn […]

Mary Carlson, establishes scholarship

‘Tis better to give than to receive – just ask Mary Carlson. A 1978 graduate of the University of Missouri, Carlson received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and has been working her way up the corporate ladder ever since. But one thing has remained constant-her need to give back. Carlson recently established a scholarship […]

Donor sponsors first endowed professorship in civil engineering

Anyone who knew Bill Davidson can tell you what an unpretentious and unfailingly generous man he was, qualities that are reflected in his gift to the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering. Davidson chose to endow The William Andrew Davidson Professorship in Civil Engineering-the first-ever endowed professorship in the department-with a gift of $590,000, the […]

Mizzou group building on academic excellence

With the help of a Mizzou Engineering student group, several Hickman High School youths recently upheld a weighty Missouri tradition—using only paper and some tape. Nearly 40 members of the Columbia high school’s Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars program participated in an informal engineering contest on Nov. 13 to see who could best design a […]

A goal in the campaign end zone

The Mizzou Tiger football team’s shut-out against the Colorado Buffaloes on homecoming weekend wasn’t the only big scoring game on campus. On Friday, Oct. 24, it was announced that Mizzou Engineering surpassed its campaign goal of $68 million, two months before the end of the University of Missouri’s eight-year “For All We Call Mizzou” billion […]

Bowders named Davidson professor

Anyone who knew Bill Davidson can tell you what an unpretentious and unfailingly generous man he was, qualities that are reflected in his gift to the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering. Davidson chose to endow the William Andrew Davidson Professorship in Civil Engineering—the first-ever endowed professorship in the department—with a gift of $590,000—the bulk […]

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