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 [...]
Striving to serve the public

Striving to serve the public

As the new president and CEO of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) regional transit agency, Nadine Lee, BS CiE ’92, believes in serving all people well and connecting her daily work to broader societal goals. “Everything we do relates back to the public good,” she said. “It’s important to keep this in mind when […]

Improving water turbulence modeling to tackle invasive carp

Improving water turbulence modeling to tackle invasive carp

A Mizzou Engineer is helping develop new river turbulence modeling capabilities in hopes of determining potential spawning locations for invasive carp. Assistant Professor Binbin Wang in civil and environmental engineering (CEE) is teaming up with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) on the project. “We want to be able to control these […]

Mizzou Engineering Celebrates Class of 2021

Mizzou Engineering Celebrates Class of 2021

Mizzou Engineering’s Class of 2021 faced unprecedented challenges to get to Spring Commencement — and became engineers along the way. Dean Noah Manring joined UM System President Mun Choi to confer 309 bachelor’s degrees during Saturday’s commencement ceremony. During his remarks, Manring praised this year’s graduates for persevering as they transitioned from a traditional campus [...]
Improving health by improving water filtration

Improving health by improving water filtration

A research team led by Mizzou Engineers recently published an article on how to potentially remove arsenic from ground water more efficiently with less expense for household use. Professor Baolin Deng, with lead author Zhengyang “Philip” Wang, an MU doctorial graduate, produced a proof-of-concept over-the-counter water filter that uses a new mass re-equilibrium process to […]

Computer Science Students Create RIDSI Website to Help Track Traffic

Computer Science Students Create RIDSI Website to Help Track Traffic

The RIDSI team. Top, from left: Project lead Brock Weekley; Haley Massa; Brad Shinker. Bottom, from left:Tristen Harr; Robert Truesdale. State officials and emergency workers in Missouri will have an easier way to view traffic data in the future, thanks to a Mizzou Engineering collaboration. For their senior capstone project, computer science students created a [...]
Competition teams place in contests; Steel Bridge Team advances to nationals

Competition teams place in contests; Steel Bridge Team advances to nationals

Mizzou Engineering’s Steel Bridge Team and Concrete Canoe Team both competed and won select categories in their recent regional competitions, with both teams finishing third overall, respectively. “We’re proud of our student teams competing at such a high level, despite all the challenges they faced this past year,” Praveen Edara, chair of civil and environmental […]

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