150 Years of Mizzou Engineering: 1849-1871

150 Years of Mizzou Engineering: 1849-1871

1849 Course Catalog with first engineering course Mizzou Engineering reached a significant milestone in 2021: 150 years of incorporation. This year, the College celebrates that achievement and looks back on its rich history of engineering excellence. In 1849, as people from around the world earned the “forty-niner” moniker on their search for California gold, the [...]
Team creating system to monitor vital signs, alert patients

Team creating system to monitor vital signs, alert patients

A Mizzou Engineering team is developing a system that will monitor vital signs and may someday be able to alert people when they need to seek medical care. The system includes a finger clip with two sensors that use optical light to penetrate blood vessels, said Jian Lin, associate professor and William R. Kimel Faculty [...]
Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Researchers at the University of Missouri are customizing a commercial finger clip device to provide a rapid, noninvasive way for measuring and continually monitoring blood pressure. By Eric Stann |  MU News Bureau Monitoring a person’s blood pressure on a regular basis can help health care professionals with early detection of various health problems such [...]
Research competition winners analyze nurses’ travel distance during COVID

Research competition winners analyze nurses’ travel distance during COVID

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) juniors Maggie Dimler and Reegan Spicer recently won the department’s inaugural IMSE Undergraduate Research Competition. Titled “COVID-19: How Nurse Workload Changed to Handle a Pandemic,” their research focused on the travel distance of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses at University Hospital. “The distance traveled was measured in feet by […]

Team uses machine learning to train multiple drones to collaborate within a network; to present findings at IEEE INFOCOM 2022

Team uses machine learning to train multiple drones to collaborate within a network; to present findings at IEEE INFOCOM 2022

This figure shows how multiple drones would work together within a network to survey an area, track objects and transmit the best possible information back to a ground station. Graphic by Alicia Esquivel Morel. Several years ago, a group of Mizzou Engineering graduate students had an idea. What if you could use machine learning to [...]
Researcher developing sensors to measure hormone levels in water

Researcher developing sensors to measure hormone levels in water

Fidalgo A Mizzou Engineer is working on a way to produce sensors that could quickly detect hormone levels in ponds, lakes and rivers. Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received funding from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the work, which will begin this spring. Specifically, Fidalgo is partnering with USGS’s [...]
Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

What do robots, plastic bottles and cows have in common? They all top Mizzou Engineering’s list of stories in 2021. Here are our top 10 research stories of the year. SPOT It marched. It twerked. It caused international hoopla. A video of Spot went viral in October after the four-legged robot performed alongside Marching Mizzou [...]
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 [...]
Guidoboni shares intersections of engineering, precision health

Guidoboni shares intersections of engineering, precision health

Associate Dean for Research Giovanna Guidoboni presents at the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series. From the development of home sensors that monitor vital signs to computational modeling of the human brain, there are numerous intersections between engineering and health care. That’s why Associate Dean for Research Giovanna Guidoboni urged faculty across campus to partner with [...]

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