Missouri Compacts: Research and Creative Works, Page 32

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Team Trauth takes big step toward sustainable stormwater solution

The mother-daughter duo of Kate and Ginny Trauth have taken another big step toward a more efficient and cost-effective method of managing stormwater — a critical environmental issue that affects both infrastructure and water quality across the globe.

The Smart Bed, decked out in Mizzou sheets.

Getting to the heart of the matter

Compiled over time, the differences in peaks and valleys — called a waveform — in one’s heartbeat can tell medical professionals a lot about a person’s cardiovascular health. But what if you could measure the same thing without all of those invasive sensors attached to your body? Imagine that, instead, you could provide doctors that same data with a sensor located under a mattress or behind a couch cushion.

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Quintet shines at Research and Creative Activities Forum

Five Mizzou Engineering graduate students participated in the Research and Creative Activities Forum on Friday at Jesse Hall. The event was sponsored by the MU Graduate Professional Council, and the forum’s stated goal is “to showcase research and creative activities while providing valuable experience and feedback.”

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Mizzou’s third Neuro Big-Data Symposium comes ‘full circle’

The third Neuro Big-Data Symposium picked up where its two predecessors left off, taking the next step in the partnership of computing and biological sciences in aid of neuroscience research.

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Bringing deep learning to materials science: MU team reaches breakthrough

Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms that has a wide array of potential uses, particularly as a candidate material for use in electronic devices, such as LED screens, touch panels, smart phones and solar cells. Graphene’s electrical and optical properties can be significantly altered for better usage. Discovering how these atoms tune to create these properties is one of the most pressing questions in materials science.

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Research success garners Mizzou’s McFarland lofty NSF award

The National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award is a stamp of approval for a nascent faculty researcher. It tells everyone that one of the nation’s leading authorities on science believes in their research and believes it will provide world-class breakthroughs for years to come.

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Water work: Duo presents at Emerging Researchers National Conference

The Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN) in STEM selects top student researchers to present groundbreaking projects, with the goal of advancing their abilities to effectively communicate in the science community and ultimately their future careers. Two Mizzou Engineers were among the high-caliber students selected.

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Driver distractions in work zones can be costly

Distractions in the car are everywhere. Texting, taking a call, changing the radio, attending to passengers, picking up a dropped item — all of them can cause us to lose sight of the road for a few seconds. But mere seconds can be the difference between life and death.

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A fine fellow: Grad student receives prestigious federal fellowship

Jacob Kaltenbronn wasn’t planning on going to graduate school. Then he landed an undergraduate research opportunity in the transportation laboratory run by Professor Carlos Sun. And now, he’s the recipient of a prestigious graduate fellowship.

Zhu Qing and Jacob Kaltenbronn in front of a research poster for Vision-Based Pedestrian Indicator Light for Signalized Intersections

Mizzou Engineering duo wins national Traffic Control Device Challenge

Jacob Kaltenbronn and Zhu Qing are veteran competitors in the Traffic Control Device Challenge (TCDC), but this time they took home the gold.