EECS Industrial Advisory Board holds virtual meeting

EECS Industrial Advisory Board holds virtual meeting

Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Syed Kamrul Islam The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board received an update on the department in a virtual meeting, held on Dec. 7. Syed Kamrul Islam, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, addressed the board on [...]
Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavements Bill Buttlar in the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab. Plastics are made to last hundreds of years. That’s a problem when you’re talking about bottles, bags and straws discarded after one use. However, for roads that need to support heavy traffic over the course of decades, plastic could [...]
Orton focuses on STEM outreach efforts to inspire next generation

Orton focuses on STEM outreach efforts to inspire next generation

Orton A Mizzou Engineer took time away from her busy academic and research schedule earlier this week to share her expertise on bridges with local middle school students. Sarah Orton, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, addressed about 100 seventh graders at Jefferson Middle School, a STEAM Academy in Columbia. “They were really [...]
Fulbright Award paves way for study of construction practices in India

Fulbright Award paves way for study of construction practices in India

Elevated sections of the Chennai Metro using spliced prestressed girders. The Chennai Metro is the fourth longest rapid transportation system in India. A Mizzou Engineer has received a Fulbright award to study ways to improve construction practices in India — work that could have sustainable impacts on the country’s economy. Gopalaratnam Civil engineering Professor Vellore [...]
ZOUPEAC looks to build construction management professionals

ZOUPEAC looks to build construction management professionals

A new organization will bring together students interested in pursuing careers in construction management and in becoming a licensed professional engineer. The Mizzou Professional Engineers And Construction (ZOUPEAC) held its chartering ceremony on Monday, Nov. 15. ZOUPEAC, pronounced “zoo peek,” will be affiliated with two national organizations: the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National […]

Sustainability starts at the local level, new book shows

Sustainability starts at the local level, new book shows

Sustainability is a global challenge that’s going to have to be addressed at the local level. That’s a key takeaway from a new book co-authored by Mizzou Assistant Professor Damon Hall. “Bringing Sustainability to the Ground Level: Competing Demands in the Yellowstone River” provides a case study for how communities can protect their environments while [...]
Mizzou Engineers study markings states use to direct drivers through work zones

Mizzou Engineers study markings states use to direct drivers through work zones

Mizzou Engineers have wrapped up a comprehensive review of the materials states use to temporarily direct drivers through highway work zones and the various methods they rely on to remove those markings. Brown Henry Brown, a research engineer, along with Praveen Edara, chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering, released their findings in a [...]
CEE alumni mentor students

CEE alumni mentor students

The Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni held its first Student Mentoring Session on Monday, Nov. 8 at Mizzou Engineering. “This is the inaugural mentoring event for civil and environmental engineering (CEE) led by our academy of distinguished alumni (CEADA),” Department Chair Praveen Edara said. “We want to make this event a regular occurrence so […]

NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series to feature engineering

NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series to feature engineering

The Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building. From telehealth to wearable step trackers, engineering has enabled a revolution of how we approach health today. Giovanna Guidoboni, Associate Dean for Research at Mizzou Engineering, will discuss ways engineers are playing a key role in medical advancements during a NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series talk in December. [...]

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