Missouri Compacts: Engagement and Outreach, Page 8

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Mizzou Engineering Alumnus Part of Naval Team Studying Impact of UV Light on COVID-19

For his thesis project at Mizzou Engineering, Brett Huhman ’03, ’06, developed a method to use ultraviolet (UV) light to combat anthrax. While it was timely in the early 2000s, Huhman admits he never thought he’d return to that research. Then came COVID-19. Now, Huhman is part of a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) team analyzing how well ultraviolet light sources can combat the coronavirus.

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Mizzou Engineer Part of Global Team Investigating Blockchain Technologies

Mizzou Engineers are part of a new global team investigating how blockchain technology could revolutionize the insurance industry. Blockchain is an advanced data-sharing system that allows multiple parties to view and manage information in real time. It’s promising technology for the insurance sector—especially when it comes to the complex claims process—however, it is still in early development.

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Rao Accepted as Senior Member of ACM

Praveen Rao has been accepted as a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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Keller to Give Distinguished Lecture at Michigan Tech

Jim Keller—a Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science—will give a distinguished lecture at Michigan Technological University later this week.

Virtual Scholarship Event

Engineering Scholarship Celebration Highlights Students, Donors

The College of Engineering awarded 638 scholarships totaling $1.6 million for the 2020-2021 academic year, Interim Dean Noah Manring said during his remarks at the virtual Scholarship Celebration event held Thursday, Oct. 22.


MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

The MU College of Engineering is working with the Columbia STEM Alliance, Columbia Public Schools, the Columbia Police Department, Boone County and the MU-COVID-19 Task Force to manufacture face shields for first responders and health care workers at no cost.

Luke Guerdan

Computer science alumnus finalist for Mark Twain Fellowship

Mizzou Engineering alumni Luke Guerdan is a finalist for the 2020 Mark Twain Fellowship.

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Alumnus Named Young Engineer of the Year

Mizzou Engineering alumnus Stephen Stinger recently was named the “Young Engineer of the Year” by the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MPSE). The award ceremony was held during the 69th Annual Engineers’ Week Celebration in Kansas City on Feb. 21. Stinger earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri in 2009 and his master’s in civil engineering from Mizzou in 2011. 

Jami Thompson and Tavian Brown

A Gift of Life

In December 2019, the paths of two Mizzou families were linked forever as one Mizzou employee, Jami Thompson, gave the priceless gift of life by donating a kidney to a co-worker’s son, Tavian, just in time for Christmas.

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MU alumni give $2 million gift to NextGen Precision Health Institute

A $2 million gift from University of Missouri alumni will support the university’s NextGen Precision Health Institute, the capital priority for the state’s flagship campus. University officials celebrated the gift from Mike Brown, a 1979 MU graduate, and his wife Millie Brown, a 1982 graduate.