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A 3D visualization of massive sets of amino acids. It looks like a single long ribbon tangled in distinct clusters, and each cluster is further distinguished by a different color.

Mizzou team shines at computational protein prediction competition

Accurately predicting how protein sequences will fold into 3D structures is key to determining their biological function and essential in areas such as protein design, protein engineering, drug design, disease research, and precision medicine. MU Engineering William and Nancy Thompson Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Jianlin Cheng and his MULTICOM team are at the forefront of this nascent field, with the accolades to match.

A big industrial bridge arching over a canal. Power lines criss-cross over a sky that deepens from tangerine to lavender.

MU Engineering professor helps solidify new bridge inspection standards

Mizzou Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Glenn Washer has long been a proponent of more common-sense, risk-based federal bridge inspection standards, and he’s done the research to back them up. And now, those standards have become federal policy.

Cassandra Siela smiles in front of an abstract yellow and green painting.

New international director brings global experience to role

Cassandra Siela is no stranger to travel. And she’s bringing her extensive experience to Mizzou Engineering as its new International Director.

Portrait: Laura Mertens

Mertens brings love of Mizzou, helping students to College of Engineering

Laura Mertens was born and raised in Columbia and is a Mizzou alumna, and she’s bringing that love for her hometown and alma mater to Mizzou Engineering as its new Director of Enrollment Management.

A group photo on the lawn.

EECS summer programs shed light on cyber security, machine learning

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department had another busy summer, hosting research-focused college students from around the country at its National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates: Undergraduate Research in Consumer Networking Technologies and several high school students as part of its Summers@Mizzou Hacker Trackers program.

Hacker Trackers camp, led by Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam, gives high school students training and development in Python coding and cyber security.

Hacker Trackers camp teaches high schoolers cyber security skills

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam and his graduate students Roshan Neupane and Ronny Bazan Antequera organized the third-annual Hacker Trackers summer camp, held in July as part of the University of Missouri Extension’s Summers@Mizzou program. Calyam organizes the camp as part of his community outreach and STEM Education activities to attract high school students to get excited about MU Engineering and the computer science field in general.