Undergraduate Research

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Civil engineering graduate students make strides in water quality research

Graduate students at Mizzou are adventurous and inquisitive, driven by the quest to discover the unknown. They dive headfirst into finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Two civil engineering graduate students are diving into the world of clean water, and recently received scholarships from the Missouri Water Center to continue their research.

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Show me success: Students showcase work during Show Me Research Week

Judging from the innovative projects and research they presented this week, it’s evident that engineering students at Mizzou are getting ready to change the world. Show Me Research Week, held in April, gives students an opportunity to present the work that they conduct throughout the year in front of judges and other interested students and members of the Mizzou community.

Ahhyun Lee at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol 2024

Presenting engineering undergraduate research to legislators: A Q&A with Ahhyun Lee

Ahhyun Lee was one of 13 Mizzou students selected to present her research at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol last week. Read for a Q&A with Lee about her research, which focuses on using artificial intelligence to enhance protein function prediction.

Kate Barnard in lab

Gain technical skills and community by getting involved in undergraduate research

It’s Show Me Research Week, and engineering students are showing up to present work on the world’s most pressing problems. Kate Barnard has been involved in research since her sophomore year. A mechanical engineering student, she’s been working with civil engineering Assistant Professor Maryam Salehi on multiple research projects in order to reduce the number of microplastics in our water.

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Exploring their research interests

Two University of Missouri students will explore their research interests in Germany this summer through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program. Both Emma McDougal and Lara Stefani will have the opportunity to develop their research passions after recently being named DAAD RISE recipients.

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Mizzou Engineering hosts MOCAP; students earn awards for research posters

Mizzou Engineering last month hosted the 2024 Spring Summit for the Missouri Center for Advanced Power Systems (MOCAP),

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Easley takes top spot at industrial engineering research competition

Senior Madeline Easley took first place in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s annual Undergraduate Research Competition.

Miles Farmer

Expanding understanding: computer science student shares benefits of undergraduate research

Miles Farmer came to Mizzou Engineering to take advantage of opportunities and tailor his degree to his long-term goals. Now, a sophomore computer science and math major, he’s already conducting undergraduate research and thinking about graduate school.

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Bridging the gap to graduate school: Spears gains research experience at REU over the summer

Before this summer, Nia Spears had never conducted research. Now, she says she feels prepared for graduate school, thanks to a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation.

Nolan Park (right) presenting his research to Reginald Rogers

Photo Album: Mizzou Engineers at the Summer Research Forum

Each year, students from Mizzou and other colleges and universities spend the summer working on undergraduate research at Mizzou Engineering. Exploring research questions ranging from materials science to neuroscience, they examine how the world functions and how engineers can make it better.