Engineering Students Participate in Undergraduate Research Day

Engineering Students Participate in Undergraduate Research Day

Molly Harrison, J.D. Peiffer, Rebecca Shyu and Landon Swartz. Four Mizzou Engineers were among 14 MU students selected to present their work during the UM System’s Undergraduate Research Day. This year’s virtual, week-long celebration gave elected officials an opportunity to hear firsthand about the innovation and transformation taking place  on campus. Molly Harrison, a senior [...]
Robotics Expert: Gen Z Will Usher in Era of Advanced Robots

Robotics Expert: Gen Z Will Usher in Era of Advanced Robots

Today’s robots are good at performing single tasks. You can buy an autonomous robot, for instance, to vacuum your house. A true single helper robot that can vacuum, cook and wash the dishes? That could be a while, but Dale Musser believes Generation Z will usher in the era of advanced robotics. “This is the [...]
Mizzou Engineer Applies Love of Film to Color Research Project

Mizzou Engineer Applies Love of Film to Color Research Project

An undergraduate team is conducting color research on Academy Award winning films such as Mad Max: Fury Road. Junior Josh Ward has always been a movie buff. So when he had the opportunity to use what he’s learned in his computer science courses to help analyze award-winning films, he was thrilled to get involved. Ward [...]
Mizzou Engineers Experiment in Zero Gravity

Mizzou Engineers Experiment in Zero Gravity

A Mizzou Engineering team consisting of researchers and students recently performed and completed their work in a unique setting – a zero-gravity environment. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Research Professor Sheng Wang and Research Assistant Elle Yan, PhD, led the team aboard the G-FORCE ONE last month at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. […]

Lee Wins Outstanding Poster Award at American Physical Society Annual Meeting

Lee Wins Outstanding Poster Award at American Physical Society Annual Meeting

Brandon Lee, a senior majoring in both chemical engineering and physics, received an Outstanding Poster Award during the virtual American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Plasma Physics 62nd Annual Meeting in November 2020. Only five of these awards were given out to the over 100 undergraduate research posters submitted from across the country. Lee’s computational […]

Students Explore Virtual Reality Applications in VR Lab

Students Explore Virtual Reality Applications in VR Lab

About a dozen students from across campus got to experience various applications of virtual reality during a field trip to the VR Lab at Mizzou Engineering yesterday. Fang Wang, an assistant teaching professor in the Information Technology Program, and several of her students demonstrated the technology through projects they’ve worked on over the past couple [...]
Improving Efficiency of Gas-Powered Water Heaters

Improving Efficiency of Gas-Powered Water Heaters

A faculty-led research team at Mizzou Engineering is collaborating with a national laboratory and private industry to develop technology that may ultimately lead to less natural gas consumption in consumer-grade gas water heaters. Hongbin (Bill) Ma, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the primary investigator of an MU research group that is tasked with […]

Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

The digital sign flashes “Accident Ahead – Proceed With Caution” as drivers head along Interstate 70 in the St. Louis region. That usually means long delays for drivers as traffic builds up behind the accident. This also means a potentially serious accident that requires an immediate response from emergency personnel. However, those personnel may be […]

Improving the Performance of UAVs

Improving the Performance of UAVs

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a major tool in the current arsenal for the U.S. military. They are used ever increasingly for a variety of missions to help keep personnel out of harm’s way. A UAV must perform well in all environmental conditions, powered by a reliable internal combustion engine and/or electric propulsion. However, the […]

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