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EPA Awards Grant to MU Researchers for Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

EPA Awards Grant to MU Researchers for Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a grant to Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Zhiqiang Hu in support of the reduction of food loss and waste using anaerobic digestion (AD). “Anaerobic digestion is when microbes break down organic materials, like food and organic waste, to carbon dioxide and methane without using oxygen,” Hu said. “If […]

Gargees on Mission to Boost Number of Women in Computer Science

Gargees on Mission to Boost Number of Women in Computer Science

Gargees Computer science is rapidly growing as technology becomes more pervasive in our homes and lives. However, the number of women in computer science programs in the U.S. has dropped since 2000. Mizzou Engineering’s Rasha Gargees is on a mission to change that. Gargees was selected this year to participate in the University of Missouri’s [...]
Rebuilding Heart Valves Using Tissue Engineering

Rebuilding Heart Valves Using Tissue Engineering

Current medical technology to replace heart valves is problematic for the patient. Patients with mechanical heart valves must take anticoagulation therapy to prevent blood clots. This solution can cause morbidity. Patients with bioprosthetic heart valves face degeneration and calcification of the implanted valve over time, which may cause more than one surgery in the lifetime […]

Mizzou Engineering Team Develops New Model to Predict Algae Growth

Mizzou Engineering Team Develops New Model to Predict Algae Growth

Researchers hope to predict and promote algae growth at wastewater treatment plants such as this one to purify water sources. Two Mizzou Engineering departments have teamed up to develop a new computer model that will predict algae growth. The research has the potential to increase algae production—and that could lead to cleaner water supplies. Students [...]
Students Gain Industry Experience During Internships With Siemens Healthineers

Students Gain Industry Experience During Internships With Siemens Healthineers

Mizzou students participate in a virtual meeting as part of their internships with Siemens Healthineers. Five graduate students from the electrical engineering and computer science department have wrapped up summer internships with Siemens Healthineers, where they’ve applied deep learning methods to research and development in healthcare. As part of the strategic alliance between Mizzou and [...]
Interactive Digital Environments Lab Benefits Faculty, Students

Interactive Digital Environments Lab Benefits Faculty, Students

IT students will be on hand in the Interactive Digital Environments Lab to assist users and monitor quality. An innovative new lab now open in Lafferre Hall will benefit both faculty and students at Mizzou Engineering. The Interactive Digital Environments Lab will allow instructors to record high-quality lectures and demonstrations. For Information Technology students, the [...]
Undecided Major Finds Fit in IT Program

Undecided Major Finds Fit in IT Program

Andy Schuster wasn’t sure what he wanted to major in when he transferred to Mizzou from a community college. But he was sure about a few things. Schuster has always been fascinated by the way things work. He likes to tinker with stuff. And he learns best by doing. So when he discovered the Information [...]
Mizzou Engineer Using Machine Learning to Translate Historical Script

Mizzou Engineer Using Machine Learning to Translate Historical Script

What do you do with 200,000 handwritten historical records nobody can read? Call an engineer. That’s what Viviana Grieco did when she needed help decoding a collection of 17th Century notary records from Argentina. Now, she and Praveen Rao, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and health management and informatics at Mizzou, [...]
Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

The digital sign flashes “Accident Ahead – Proceed With Caution” as drivers head along Interstate 70 in the St. Louis region. That usually means long delays for drivers as traffic builds up behind the accident. This also means a potentially serious accident that requires an immediate response from emergency personnel. However, those personnel may be […]

Student Wins Best Paper Finalist Award at IEEE Conference

Student Wins Best Paper Finalist Award at IEEE Conference

Wenlong Wu won a Best Paper Finalist Award at an IEEE conference. A Mizzou Engineering student’s paper was selected as a finalist for best paper at a top engineering conference last week. What makes it more impressive is that Wenlong Waylon Wu forgot to specify that the paper should have been entered in the student [...]
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