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Steve Pelch named 2020 Missouri Honor Award recipient

Steve Pelch (BS ME ‘87) received the 2020 Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering, part of Mizzou Engineering’s Hall of Fame.


Sheri Smithey named 2020 Missouri Honor Award Recipient

Sheri Smithey (PhD AgE ’93) has earned Mizzou Engineering’s 2020 Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering, part of Mizzou Engineering's Hall of Fame.

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Ron Wood receives 2020 Citation of Merit Award

Ron Wood (BS EE ’64) has been named to 2020 winner of the Citation of Merit Award, part of Mizzou Engineering’s Hall of Fame.

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IMSE Hall of Fame Spotlight: IMSE Alumni as Business Leaders

Four Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering alumni have been inducted into the IMSE Hall of Fame for their significant career contributions to the business sector. Dennis Jaeger and Michael Salerno are the most recent inductees, having been honored in 2020. Other alumni recognized for successes in business include Ken Cooper and Christine Pierson.

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Striving to serve the public

As the new president and CEO of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) regional transit agency, Nadine Lee, BS CiE ’92, believes in serving all people well and connecting her daily work to broader societal goals.

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Blosses Use Blessings to Give Back

Through Giving Day 2021 contributions, Bob and Pam Bloss are ensuring that the College of Engineering and the Sinclair School of Nursing can solve current and future challenges.

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Engineering Love

They say if you walk across the Engineering Shamrock between Lafferre and Switzler halls near the Francis Quadrangle, you are destined to marry an engineer. Only a legend? Not for these couples. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we caught up with two pairs of Mizzou Engineering alumni who shared their tales of love and legacy.


Expanding Beyond the Familiar

Industrial engineering alumna Maggie Fields, BS IE ‘19, strives to not be afraid of the unfamiliar, whether at her current job with Collins Aerospace or while she attended Mizzou. That will come in handy this June when Fields takes on a new role at Collins.


Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Forms New Industrial Advisory Board

Mizzou Cybersecurity Center directors have assembled an all-star team of industry professionals to guide the future of research and education around cybersecurity strategies. The new Mizzou Cybersecurity Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) will help plan center activities, provide input into research and educational curricula and consider potential strategic partnerships between the center and their respective organizations.

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From Mizzou to Mars: Engineering Alumnus Works on Mars Ascent Vehicle

A Mizzou Engineer’s digital fingerprints will be on the Mars Ascent Vehicle when it makes its historic voyage to the Red Planet in 2026. Christopher Whetsel ’19, works at NASA and has been involved in the program both on the software engineering and project management side.