Mizzou Engineer studies perceptions of autonomous transportation

Mizzou Engineer studies perceptions of autonomous transportation

Autonomous mobility services include public transportation, as well as self-driving cars. Photo by Brock Wegner | Unsplash Before the public will fully embrace autonomous mobility services, companies need to increase people’s trust in the technology. That’s one take-away from a case study Assistant Professor Sabreena Anowar and colleagues conducted in Singapore. Anowar, who has joint [...]
Trauth receives Watershed Management Achievement Award

Trauth receives Watershed Management Achievement Award

Mizzou Engineering’s Kate Trauth has received a prestigious award for significant contributions to the field of watershed management. The Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) Stormwater Committee honored Trauth with the 2019 Watershed Management Achievement Award, which was presented this year after last year’s conference was canceled. Trauth is an associate professor of civil and environmental [...]
Civil Academy of Distinguished Alumni inducts 2020 and 2021 classes

Civil Academy of Distinguished Alumni inducts 2020 and 2021 classes

Ashley Buechter, Paul Axtell, Travis Koestner, Zhiqiang Hu, Tim Crockett, Martin Kehoe and Mark Clark (not pictured: Andy Bonderer) The Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (CEADA) held an induction ceremony to honor eight Mizzou Engineering alumni who are outstanding in their field, leaders in their community and worthy of emulation. Inductees from both the [...]
Tracking traffic crashes: Researcher, Missouri State Highway Patrol working to understand where, when accidents happen

Tracking traffic crashes: Researcher, Missouri State Highway Patrol working to understand where, when accidents happen

In addition to potential injuries and property damage, traffic crashes can cause a lot of disruptions from making people late to work to delaying package delivery. A Mizzou Engineer is working with the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) to better understand when and where traffic accidents happen in hopes of minimizing those disruptions. “I’m helping [...]
Meet Praveen Edara

Meet Praveen Edara

Diverging diamond interchanges have been shown to reduce the number of car crashes by more than half and save states millions of dollars in construction costs. But before the first one debuted in 2009, researchers across the country spent years testing them in simulated environments. Meet Praveen Edara, who was among the first to study [...]
‘Driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

‘Driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

Eric Stann | MU News Bureau Each year in the United States, millions of tons of plastic waste are discarded and not recycled, leading to serious environmental problems. In an effort to help keep this waste from ending up in the environment, engineers at the University of Missouri are partnering with Dow and the Missouri [...]
Mizzou Engineer developing an easier way to test produce for pesticide

Mizzou Engineer developing an easier way to test produce for pesticide

Farmers in the future could have an easier way to test produce for pesticide residue thanks to the work of Mizzou Engineers. Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, and a team of students and international collaborators have come up with a way to use sensors and films to detect microscopic levels [...]
Researcher investigating new types of blast-resistant glass

Researcher investigating new types of blast-resistant glass

Professor Hani Salim is studying new types of blast-resistant glass. Buildings have some level of protection against explosions, thanks to the work of Mizzou Engineers; however, windows remain a hazard. Now, Professor Hani Salim is looking into innovative new ways to keep glass from shattering in the event of a blast. Salim, who’s in the [...]
Training the next generation transportation workforce

Training the next generation transportation workforce

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees will receive more realistic work zone inspection training using virtual reality (VR) thanks to a Mizzou Engineering team. Praveen Edara, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is leading the project, which received funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Market Readiness Program earlier this year. This two-year $460,238 grant [...]

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