Hands-on engineering experience

Hands-on engineering experience

Several Mizzou Engineering students are gaining valuable workforce skills as interns with Burns & McDonnell this summer. They are contributing to the success of the company and getting an advantage in landing full-time employment once they graduate. “My job is taking pipe designs (for oil refinery valve installations in California and Kansas) and making sure […]

Faculty cultivate creativity at NSF-funded academy

Faculty cultivate creativity at NSF-funded academy

Associate Professor Heather Hunt, center, and Curators' Distinguished Professor Emerita Suzanne Burgoyne from Mizzou’s theatre department, lead an activity at the Creativity Academy. Engineers have always needed foundational know-how to solve problems facing society. But in today’s world of unprecedented challenges, they also need the imagination required to think up never-before-seen solutions. That’s where creativity [...]
3D printing lab to provide new opportunities for students, faculty

3D printing lab to provide new opportunities for students, faculty

Seth Mueller, a civil engineering major, and Assistant Professor Oliver Giraldo examine a 3D printed object in the 3D Printing Research and Experiences Lab. Mizzou Engineering is ramping up efforts to train students to use 3D printers and encourage researchers to find new ways to apply the technology. This coming semester the 3D Printing Research [...]
Army Ants robotics team wins top design in global competition

Army Ants robotics team wins top design in global competition

A member of Army Ants shows where a computer chip is place inside a compression sock. Photo courtesy of Don Shrubshell/Columbia Daily Tribune The Army Ants, Columbia’s FIRST® Robotics Competition team, took home the 2021 Global Innovation Design Award in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team of high school students received the award for their [...]
Designing new ways to understand material

Designing new ways to understand material

Individual electrode components used to measure mass and thickness of a material during electrochemical operation. A Mizzou Engineer has designed two techniques for understanding the behavior of materials. In one report, Matthias Young has developed a new way to measure mass and thickness of a material during electrochemical operation. And in a second report, he [...]
Engineering Professor’s Company One of Three Startups Recognized at Mizzou Event

Engineering Professor’s Company One of Three Startups Recognized at Mizzou Event

Mizzou Engineering faculty were recognized last month for taking their research ideas to market. Professor Yi Shang’s company, TigerAware, was among just three from across campus recognized for becoming startups and making first sales of products using MU technologies. The Office of Research and Economic Development hosted “Taking Your ideas to Market” on April 29. [...]
Army Ants Robotics Team Secures Spot in International Finals

Army Ants Robotics Team Secures Spot in International Finals

Members of the Army Ants (pictured prior to COVID-19 restrictions). Columbia’s FIRST® Robotics Competition team is one of just 20 teams worldwide, and the only team in the entire Midwest, to be selected as a finalist for the FIRST Global Innovation Awards. The team — a group of high school students known as the Army [...]
Getting her hands dirty

Getting her hands dirty

By Marcus Wilkins Every Saturday morning, as the Mid-Missouri sun gleams off vendors’ tents and the aromas of breakfast burritos mingle with wildflowers, handmade soap and fresh produce, Veronica Fritz surveys the bustling scene and smiles. The 2021 Udall Scholar feels right at home among the artisans and agronomists at the Columbia Farmers Market where […]

Mizzou Engineering Celebrates Class of 2021

Mizzou Engineering Celebrates Class of 2021

Mizzou Engineering’s Class of 2021 faced unprecedented challenges to get to Spring Commencement — and became engineers along the way. Dean Noah Manring joined UM System President Mun Choi to confer 309 bachelor’s degrees during Saturday’s commencement ceremony. During his remarks, Manring praised this year’s graduates for persevering as they transitioned from a traditional campus [...]
Improving health by improving water filtration

Improving health by improving water filtration

A research team led by Mizzou Engineers recently published an article on how to potentially remove arsenic from ground water more efficiently with less expense for household use. Professor Baolin Deng, with lead author Zhengyang “Philip” Wang, an MU doctorial graduate, produced a proof-of-concept over-the-counter water filter that uses a new mass re-equilibrium process to […]

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