Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Equipped with Ph.D. in civil engineering, alumnus begins tenure-track position

Equipped with a Ph.D. in civil engineering and supported by an advisor-turned mentor at Mizzou Engineering, Aboah Armstrong has joined the faculty of North Dakota State University.

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Building leaders: Mizzou student recognized as a New Face of Civil Engineering

Wayne Carter is a leader among Mizzou Engineering students. A civil engineering major with a passion for structural engineering, Carter is president of Mizzou’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), marshal for the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, a teaching assistant (TA) for first-year students in Foundations of Engineering and a…

Mizzou Engineering Spring 2024 Career Fair

Mizzou Engineers connect with employers, find careers and internships at spring career fair

Over 870 students spoke with 470 employer representatives at the Mizzou Engineering Spring 2024 Career Fair. Engineers in all stages in their professional journey, whether they were looking to explore career options or to land interviews for summer internships and post-graduation jobs, converged at Mizzou Recreation Complex. Students at the career fair shared why they attended and described their dream career in engineering. Hear from ten of them.

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Mizzou Engineers attend Transportation Research Board Meeting; earn second in Transportation Forecasting Competition

Mizzou Engineers last month attended the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of transportation researchers and practitioners in the world with more than 13,000 attendees. TRB is part of the National Academies of Science.

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Salim outlines new way to predict laminated glass failure

A Mizzou Engineer has outlined an innovative new way to simulate and predict how laminated glass windows might fail during an explosion. Hani Salim, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his team have created a simulation approach that integrates detailed modeling with a relation considering both elasticity and damage.

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Through internship at NASA, Mizzou Engineer finds satellite imagery key to monitoring environmental changes

The ice that used to cover roughly 85% of Alaska is thawing, causing ground to collapse and putting communities at risk. Jaweed Nazary, a Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering, has found that satellite imagery is key to pinpointing exactly which locations are most susceptible to these changing conditions.

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Missouri Water Center helps secure three USGS National Competitive Grants

With support from the Missouri Water Center, three Mizzou researchers have been awarded highly competitive grants through the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Water Resources Research Act Program. The National Competitive (104G) Grants aim to promote collaboration between USGS and university researchers on significant national and regional water issues.

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Civil engineering students design walking trail as part of capstone project

This fall, one capstone group is working on designing a potential path for the Hinkson Creek Trail to propose to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and City of Columbia Parks and Recreation.

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Engineering professor outlines challenges, strategies around ‘forever’ chemicals in Nature Water journal

Water treatment systems in the U.S. are more than a century old, allowing contaminants to pollute our drinking water and cause health problems. There are technologies that would help states and cities filter out these chemicals without having to replace entire treatment systems; however there’s no mandate for governments to install them. Short of that, there are non-technical solutions that could help reduce pollution levels. Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Feng “Frank” Xiao outlined these challenges and strategies in a paper published in a Nature journal, Nature Water. Xiao is specifically looking at ways to treat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or 'forever' chemicals, which are found in household and industrial products. These chemicals are ending up in our water and causing various medical conditions.

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Mizzou Engineers advanced energy, AI, materials, transportation, health in 2023

This past year, Mizzou Engineers worked on significant solutions to society’s most-pressing challenges. They advanced nuclear power. They studied ways to turn leftover bread crust into plastics that will degrade naturally in the environment. They made artificial intelligence explain itself. They invented new materials, investigated self-driving trucks and came up with an innovative system to optimize blood supplies.