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Study finds correlation between metacognition and effectiveness of virtual instructors in remote classes

Augmented and virtual reality are changing the way universities can offer remote and online courses. These technologies allow for course materials to be presented to students in a more engaging and interactive way. However, right now, there’s a disconnect between the “wow” factor and what students actually learn using these technologies.

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Mizzou Engineers advanced energy, AI, materials, transportation, health in 2023

This past year, Mizzou Engineers worked on significant solutions to society’s most-pressing challenges. They advanced nuclear power. They studied ways to turn leftover bread crust into plastics that will degrade naturally in the environment. They made artificial intelligence explain itself. They invented new materials, investigated self-driving trucks and came up with an innovative system to optimize blood supplies.

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Boundless opportunities: Frances Swayne earns industrial engineering degree

Frances Swayne followed her family members into STEM, choosing Mizzou because of its academic offerings and opportunities to meet a lot of students. Seeking adventure, she got involved in Engineers Without Borders. Wanting even more boundless opportunities, she opted to pursue a degree in industrial engineering—a flexible program that prepares students for a wide range of industries.

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Easley takes top spot at industrial engineering research competition

Senior Madeline Easley took first place in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s annual Undergraduate Research Competition.

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12 inducted into ISE Hall of Fame

2023 ISE Hall of Fame inductees Twelve alumni were inducted into the Industrial and Systems Engineering Hall of Fame at an awards banquet this past weekend.

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Distinguished alumni panelists tout benefits of industrial engineering degree

Students interested in business or technical leadership who want to keep career options open should consider a degree in industrial engineering, a group of distinguished Mizzou alumni agreed last week.

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Engineering team working with Port of Alaska, stakeholders to assess operations, develop interactive portal

A Mizzou Engineering team is working with the Port of Alaska and its stakeholders to assess freight and fuel truck operations and develop an interactive digital communication portal for improving visibility into Port operations. Sharan Srinivas, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, received funding from the Alaska Department of Transportation (AKDOT) for the two-pronged project.

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Mizzou Engineering welcomes new faculty

Bio-inspired materials, sustainable energy, autonomic computing and advanced manufacturing are just a few of the areas of expertise new faculty members are bringing to Mizzou Engineering.

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Mizzou empowers students to succeed in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

University of Missouri researchers Jim Noble and Yi Wang are using a one-year, $1 million grant from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development to create hands-on learning experiences in an Industry 4.0 lab to help future engineers thrive in the latest industrial revolution’s technology-centered job market.

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Internship Spotlight: Dierker completes internship at the Connor Group

This summer, Jude Dierker has conducted an internship at the Connor Group. We asked him a few questions about his experience.