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Corporate Partners Program funds support student project

Since its inception in 2008, the College of Engineering’s Corporate Partners Program has provided financial support for a wide variety of student endeavors. Recently, funding from program participant Norfolk Southern was allocated to the Civil Engineering Department, assistance that directly benefited Professor Carlos Sun’s transportation safety class. A final project in the civil engineering professor’s […]

MoDOT partnership creates real-time research opportunities

As a semitrailer driver trucks along the highway toward Illinois, a digital sign ahead reads, “I-57 Detour, I-55 to MO 74, Exit 93.” As the driver ponders which route to take, that decision is captured on one of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) closed-circuit cameras. And because of a partnership between MoDOT and the […]

Civil Engineer wins first place in Missouri Traffic and Safety Conference poster competition

University of Missouri Civil Engineering graduate student Clay Keller feels a special connection to his research — a project that won him first place recognition in the Missouri Traffic and Safety Conference poster competition May 10-12, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, Mo. Keller, a native of Wyoming, Ill., has been working with civil […]

Civil Engineering students score high at 2011 FAA Design Competition

Three teams of MU civil engineering students received top-tier placements for their paper proposals in the 2011 FAA Design Competition last June.  The students spent a semester preparing for the competition in Carlos Sun’s Fall 2010 Airport Engineering course with the end goal of submitting a design project of their choice to compete in the […]

Civil engineering students conduct accessibility survey for the city of Columbia

In late August, while most people in downtown Columbia shopped for end-of-summer bargains, a team of University of Missouri civil engineering students devoted their time to an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility survey in the area of Columbia that has been designated “The District.” Officials from the city initially approached the College of Engineering […]

Carlos Sun receives MoDOT award for research contributions

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) named Carlos Sun its 2010 Innovative Researcher of the Year for his evaluation of the Gateway Guide’s Motorist Assist and Emergency Response Program. Sun, associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri, evaluated data compiled by Highway Patrol on traffic incidents, including the type and […]

MU students selected to present research in nation’s capitol

Christine O’Brien’s research has a wow factor. “We detect cancer with lasers,” she said. “How cool is that?” Cool enough that she was selected to present her work as part of “Posters on the Hill” in Washington, D.C. O’Brien, a senior biological engineering major, and Kyle Ervin, a civil engineering major, were the only two […]

Study examines effectiveness of educating public, posting lower speed limits

The City Council of Columbia is collaborating with Carlos Sun, associate professor at the University of Missouri department of civil and environmental engineering, and his team of graduate students to make Columbia’s neighborhoods safer. Sun was contacted early this summer by the City of Columbia and asked to conduct a study to determine whether lowering […]

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