Missouri Compacts: Engagement and Outreach, Page 9

Columbia Army Ants

May The Force Be With Them

Forty students from Columbia’s high schools, along with family members and other invited guests, met at the MU Agricultural Engineering Building Saturday for an Army Ants breakfast and game-reveal event. The gathering was the official kickoff to “Build Season” for the Army Ants robotics team, which is sponsored by the College of Engineering.

Alternative break students

Student Volunteers Make New Connections

Sophia Wilson has gained a new appreciation for life in small-town Missouri. The Dallas, Texas native was among more than 100 MU students who left campus Nov. 2 to participate in Mizzou Alternative Breaks service trips across Missouri. Wilson and her peers spent the weekend in Brunswick, Missouri, a rural community in Chariton County known as the “Pecan Capital of Missouri.”

BBCE Academy awards

BBCE Academy honors distinguished alumni

The Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering held its Academy of Distinguished Alumni induction ceremony Oct. 19 to honor chemical engineering graduates from the University of Missouri who are outstanding in their field, leaders in community affairs and worthy of emulation.

hyperloop news conference

Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop Releases Report

Missouri’s Special Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop (BRPH) released its final report during a news conference on the Francis Quadrangle Oct. 28. Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr created the panel in March following a feasibility study completed by engineering firms Black & Veatch and Olsson. The panel, comprised of public and private leaders across Missouri, was tasked with providing recommendations on how to make hyperloop a reality in Missouri.

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MU recognized for innovative culture

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) recently launched a national campaign that recognizes Mizzou’s innovative culture. NAI chose MU to host the kickoff due to our university’s past successes in supporting early-stage innovations.

Ken Donohew, Dean Loboa, Ellen Kippel

Mizzou alumnus honors family with $1.7 million in recent gifts

Today University of Missouri officials announced two gifts from an alumnus and his wife to honor his family’s legacy and long-time support of Missouri’s flagship university. Ken Donohew, a 1967 industrial engineering graduate, and his wife, Ellen Kippel, recently gave $1.7 million, bringing his lifetime giving to more than $3 million.

Jason Martin/DISA

The New Frontier in Global Relations: Cyberspace

A Mizzou alumnus whose agency is responsible for building out cyber defense capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) says wars of the future will start in cyberspace. Jason Martin, BA ’97, is acting director of the Cyber Development Directorate for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, Maryland and the vice director of the Development and Business Center at DISA.

Dean Loboa and Jim Fitterling

Mizzou alumnus gives $6 million gift to Precision Health Institute

A $6 million gift from Jim Fitterling, BS ’83 mechanical engineering, is one of the first major gifts from an individual donor for the NextGen Precision Health Institute, the capital priority for the state’s flagship campus.

Three scouts crowd around a yellow box.

Ninth edition of Merit Badge Day largest ever

MU’s ninth-annual Merit Badge Day broke records as the largest in its history. Hosted by the College of Engineering, almost 800 scouts from six states came ready to learn and take on challenges.

Two men in suits hold a plaque.

Civil Academy of Distinguished Alumni inducts newest members

On Sept. 6, the Mizzou Civil & Environmental Engineering Department inducted the newest members into its renowned Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Ronald Berry, David Brune, Peter Hartman, Bryan Hartnagel, Ray Kowalik and Brett Trautman made up the 2019 induction class.