Researcher helps AAAS, HBCU group envision a zero hunger world

Researcher helps AAAS, HBCU group envision a zero hunger world

Solving issues around global hunger will require collaboration among diverse groups approaching the problem from multiple angles. That was one take-away from a presentation Mizzou’s Kiruba Krishnaswamy gave on Aug. 26 at a webinar hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The presentation was part of AAAS’s Making & Innovation Showcase, [...]
Developing tastier, healthier soy-based products

Developing tastier, healthier soy-based products

More nutritious, shelf-stable soy-based products could be coming to a grocery store near you within the next five years — good news for health-conscious consumers and Missouri farmers alike. Mizzou’s Kiruba Krishnaswamy has received funding from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) to come up with a process to develop tastier powdered milk, yogurt and [...]
New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

A Mizzou researcher is working on a more energy efficient way to transform seawater into fresh drinking water. There are quintillions of gallons of water in the world’s oceans, but, as the Ancient Mariner lamented in 1798, not a drop to drink. And current processes to extract salt from seawater are expensive and energy intensive. [...]
Sheri Smithey named 2020 Missouri Honor Award Recipient

Sheri Smithey named 2020 Missouri Honor Award Recipient

Sheri Smithey As a passionate engineering leader and champion of STEM education, Sheri Smithey (PhD AgE ’93) has earned Mizzou Engineering’s 2020 Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering. The award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to engineering knowledge and/or to enhance the success of the College and its students. It also [...]
Materializing creativity: REU promotes imagination in research

Materializing creativity: REU promotes imagination in research

Josh Saboorizadeh, far right, leads a group activity at a creativity seminar. Students participating in a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Mizzou Engineering got more than a material science and engineering education this summer. They also learned how to incorporate creativity into their research. This is the third year for [...]
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-Londono 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 [...]

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