MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of the college’s Transportation Infrastructure Center. “I got a call from Dennis Heckman, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s State Bridge Engineer, and he indicated he had been to several other state bridge conferences and thought that […]

Transportation inspiration

Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.

Civil engineering’s virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center is a collaborative powerhouse

Thus the highly successful, virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center (TIC) with Charlie Nemmers at its helm was conceived and created to build teams of researchers to respond to areas of existing transportation. But research under the center’s umbrella hasn’t strictly adhered to the tradition of transportation as Nemmers has sought out partners to fill associated research needs.

Transportation conference helps drive careers

Top researchers working in the field of transportation meet each year in Washington, D.C., for the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board meeting. This year, eight Mizzou graduate students from the Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Department attended and presented their research.

Transportation internship program for women gets results

Based on a successful pilot program at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded an internship program for women to its 11 Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC). One of the regional centers, located in engineering’s Lafferre Hall on the University of Missouri campus, falls under the direction of Charles […]

Research highlights St. Louis’ superior qualities as freight hub

The Midwest China Hub Commission (MWHC) was formed in late 2007 to attract Chinese airfreight services to St. Louis’ Lambert airport. Currently, Chicago’s O’Hare facility is used to bring Chinese airfreight into the Midwest. After three years of back-and-forth conversations and meetings, there is optimism about a successful outcome for the project, and work by […]

Interstate Highway System can still drive Missouri economy, MU expert says

By all accounts, Missouri holds a special place in the history of America’s Interstate Highway System as the site of an early interstate project. Yet MU transportation expert Charles J. Nemmers points to the future when discussing the interstate system’s significance for the Missouri economy. An east–west commerce or truck corridor based on the region’s […]

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