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Student organizations prepare for spring conferences

The University of Missouri College of Engineering will be hustling and bustling with activity before and after spring break when two of Mizzou Engineering’s student groups will host student conferences for peer groups from other colleges in March. Several students, as well as members of academia and industry, from MU and colleges and universities from […]

Mizzou Engineering targets young women in STEM

Engineering historically has been a male-dominated field, but University of Missouri Engineering’s outreach program is working to include more women. In the past few months, they have sponsored two events — a Mother-Daughter Engineering Day and also hosted a separate activity day at MU for a group of young women who participate in Project Lead […]

SWE growth allows for more outreach

The University of Missouri Society of Women Engineers is reaching out in both new and old ways. The MU chapter, that seeks to support women in achieving success in the field of engineering and leadership, has experienced rapid membership growth in the past few years. With outreach programs for younger girls in the community, national […]

New student group focuses on hacking, a.k.a. creative repurposing

When most people think of a hacker, they don’t imagine a school-sponsored club that meets once a week, much less a school funded organization. They generally imagine an unknown person who steals private information behind the screen. But for a new MU group, hacking means a constructive way to learn about repurposing systems for new […]

Swanegan recognized for work with NSBE

University of Missouri’s NAACP collegiate chapter presented J.R. Swanegan with the Booker T. Washington Advisor of the Year Award at their Image Awards banquet in late April. Swanegan, the College of Engineering’s director of diversity and outreach, was nominated for the award by the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He […]

NSBE wins at international convention

When Mizzou’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) returned from its 36th annual convention last month, they didn’t come back empty-handed. NSBE won the Region V Small Chapter of the Year award and took first place in the Region V NSBE Love video contest. Chapters with less than 35 active members qualify […]

NSBE receives funds from ‘You Decide | We Provide’ contest

NSBE receives funds from ‘You Decide | We Provide’ contest

Mizzou Engineering’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recently learned that they are one of the 25 student organizations slated to receive $1,000 from the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell’s foundation. Burns & Mac’s “You Decide | We Provide” campaign, in its second year, invites students at Midwestern universities to “vote” […]

Student organization sponsors nuclear safeguards workshop

Student organization sponsors nuclear safeguards workshop

The 1979 accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power station in combination with the catastrophe at the Chernoblyl power plant in the former Soviet Union in1986, dampened public confidence in nuclear power. Fossil fuels were cheap and plentiful, and for 30 years, no new plants were built in this country. Many universities simply discontinued […]

New environmental student organization profiled

University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Enos Inniss was recognized in the Fall 2008 issue of Current, a publication of the Missouri Water Environment Association. Inniss was acknowledged for assisting in the establishment of a Water Environment Federation’s student chapter at the University of Missouri. “Dr. Inniss has energized grass roots […]

Mizzou group building on academic excellence

With the help of a Mizzou Engineering student group, several Hickman High School youths recently upheld a weighty Missouri tradition—using only paper and some tape. Nearly 40 members of the Columbia high school’s Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars program participated in an informal engineering contest on Nov. 13 to see who could best design a […]

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