Wang selected for National Academies’ Gulf Research Fellowship

Wang selected for National Academies’ Gulf Research Fellowship

A Mizzou Engineer is one of six scientists from across the country selected for an Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF), the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced last week. Specifically, Binbin Wang will work with the Offshore Energy Safety track of the program, contributing to the advancement of safer, [...]
Alumnus earns spot on Forbes 30 under 30

Alumnus earns spot on Forbes 30 under 30

Corey Staller is on a mission to save the world by helping to solve the climate crisis. On the path to realizing that vision, the Mizzou alumnus has been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30, a national list that recognizes the brightest entrepreneurs, leaders and rising young stars in the United States. So, it seems [...]
Researcher developing sensors to measure hormone levels in water

Researcher developing sensors to measure hormone levels in water

Fidalgo A Mizzou Engineer is working on a way to produce sensors that could quickly detect hormone levels in ponds, lakes and rivers. Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received funding from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the work, which will begin this spring. Specifically, Fidalgo is partnering with USGS’s [...]
Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavements Bill Buttlar in the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab. Plastics are made to last hundreds of years. That’s a problem when you’re talking about bottles, bags and straws discarded after one use. However, for roads that need to support heavy traffic over the course of decades, plastic could [...]
Sustainability starts at the local level, new book shows

Sustainability starts at the local level, new book shows

Sustainability is a global challenge that’s going to have to be addressed at the local level. That’s a key takeaway from a new book co-authored by Mizzou Assistant Professor Damon Hall. “Bringing Sustainability to the Ground Level: Competing Demands in the Yellowstone River” provides a case study for how communities can protect their environments while [...]
Trauth receives Watershed Management Achievement Award

Trauth receives Watershed Management Achievement Award

Mizzou Engineering’s Kate Trauth has received a prestigious award for significant contributions to the field of watershed management. The Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) Stormwater Committee honored Trauth with the 2019 Watershed Management Achievement Award, which was presented this year after last year’s conference was canceled. Trauth is an associate professor of civil and environmental [...]
Mizzou Engineers, USGS Create Tool to Test Oil in Water

Mizzou Engineers, USGS Create Tool to Test Oil in Water

Researchers are creating a tool that would allow oil in water to be tested using a portable device, smart phone and sample vial. Those responding to oil spills could soon have an easier way to determine the environmental impacts. A Mizzou Engineer is helping develop a tool to analyze water samples and measure oil levels [...]
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 [...]
Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak. Just a month after launching its virtual, remote “IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator,” seeking proposals from startups and other innovators needing help commercializing, rapidly […]

Aerial Reconnaissance

Aerial Reconnaissance

Currently, when the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to keep track of the waterfowl population in the state or monitor wetlands for invasive plant species, they send a natural resource manager into the field to do a manual count, which is very labor intensive and not very accurate. Other methods to monitor bird populations […]

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