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Geotechnical engineering yields a rewarding career

As a young man, Jim Monsees planned to eventually become a doctor, but his older cousin’s stories about the Army Corps of Engineers inspired him to instead pursue civil engineering and mechanics at the University of Missouri. While at MU, Saturday afternoon football games were a highlight. “I was there when Dan Devine had good […]

Civil Engineers work together to assist community

University of Missouri civil engineering students and staff members of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (BMNFWR) are working on a mutually beneficial project. A bridge at the Jameson Refuge Unit in Arrow Rock, Mo., suffering from years of erosion has opened a window of opportunity providing student’s with real-world experience and the […]

Mizzou Engineering geotechnical team reinforces success

Geotechnical team leader Daniel Huaco cuts strips of paper to reinforce Mizzou Engineering’s winning retaining wall during a regional competition. Having taken top honors in another civil engineering competition, the Mizzou Engineering geotechnical team plans to apply this year to become an official university organization. “We’ve been competing—and winning—regularly for three years, and we’d like […]

Mizzou Engineering to help Peru recover from earthquake

A Mizzou Engineering geotechnical team will travel to Peru in October to help the earthquake-shattered nation rebuild its most devastated cities. Thousands of earthquake survivors have been living in makeshift shelters since a magnitude 8.0 quake struck central Peru’s coast on Aug. 15, killing more than 500 people and reducing houses in the cities of […]

CoE geotechnical team builds on its success in national competition

Overcoming a last–minute change in design requirements, the CoE geotechnical engineering team recently won a national competition for the second time in three years. “We felt it was a great accomplishment to win again,” said graduate student Daniel Huaco, a member of both winning teams. “I just wanted to make our program look good.” Mizzou […]

CoE students to compete in a national geotechnical competition

The CoE geotechnical engineering team is relying on a mix of experience and precision to repeat its 2005 victory at a national civil engineering competition. Mizzou Engineering’s four–member team—comprising graduate student Daniel Huaco and undergraduate students Hendrik Schoeman, Bradley Koester and Daniel Kuhn—will compete Feb. 21 in the Geo–Institute of the American Society of Civil […]

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