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A ‘Corny’ Solution to Help Fight the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

A ‘Corny’ Solution to Help Fight the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

  Inside the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, Bill Buttlar normally leads a research team developing innovative ways to build better roads and stronger bridges. However, he’s recently converted his lab to also produce an ethanol-based hand sanitizer for use during the COVID-19 pandemic to help […]

Accelerating Careers

Accelerating Careers

Students can now earn a master’s degree (MS) in civil and environmental engineering in less time than a traditional master’s program. The department recently developed an accelerated master’s program in which some undergraduate coursework can also count toward your MS degree. “The department faculty thought students could benefit in multiple ways,“ said Praveen Edara, interim […]

Improving Work Zone Safety

Improving Work Zone Safety

A sure sign that summer has arrived in Missouri is when the heat and humidity return. Another indication of summer is when the “Road Construction Ahead” signs pop up along the state’s highways, roads and streets. These signs usually indicate delays in getting to your destination. Time can be lost due to traffic congestion, work […]

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Jennifer Sullivan is a facilities project manager on the University of Missouri’s planning, design and construction team. She played a role in early site development for the NextGen Precision Health Institute, the university’s newest research facility. The institute, a cornerstone of the University of Missouri System’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, is expected to be completed […]

Mizzou Engineers, Physicians to Help Rural Missouri Plan Ahead for Pandemic: Geospatial Big Data is Key

Mizzou Engineers, Physicians to Help Rural Missouri Plan Ahead for Pandemic: Geospatial Big Data is Key

This image from Professor Chi-Ren Shyu's work shows the distance between rural Missouri communities and nearest hospitals. Planning ahead for a pandemic—or any disaster situation—is costly and complex. Now, Mizzou researchers are hoping to take the guesswork out of it for Missouri’s smaller communities. The catalyst for the research is COVID-19. In spite of a [...]
Engineer Promotes Earthquake Awareness

Engineer Promotes Earthquake Awareness

In the winter of 1811-12, a series of powerful earthquakes occurred along the New Madrid fault in southeast Missouri. The earthquakes reportedly rang church bells in Boston, Massachusetts, and caused chimneys to fall in Cincinnati, Ohio. Those earthquakes remain the strongest seismic events ever recorded in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. Structural damage […]

Future Engineers choose Mizzou on Decision Day

Future Engineers choose Mizzou on Decision Day

High school seniors today are making one of the most significant choices of their lives: It’s Decision Day. Although somewhat symbolic—seniors can still select colleges through August—May 1 has become the official date soon-to-be high school graduates declare their college plans. In the past, schools nationwide have celebrated with assemblies or special programming. Decision Day [...]
Mizzou Engineering Senior Wins Hesburgh Award

Mizzou Engineering Senior Wins Hesburgh Award

  Benjamin Steger, a senior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and minoring in both military science and global digital studies, was awarded the Senior Hesburgh Scholarship by the University of Missouri Committee on Undergraduate Education. The Hesburgh Scholarship is awarded for academic achievement every spring and is presented to only one Mizzou student […]

Engineering Interns Gain Skills on NextGen Site

Engineering Interns Gain Skills on NextGen Site

Four Mizzou Engineering students are currently working as interns on the construction site of the NextGen Precision Health Institute located near University Hospital on the MU campus. The students say their internships provide an opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, or give them a chance to learn new skills […]

Alumnus Named Young Engineer of the Year

Alumnus Named Young Engineer of the Year

Mizzou Engineering alumnus Stephen Stinger recently was named the “Young Engineer of the Year” by the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MPSE). The award ceremony was held during the 69th Annual Engineers’ Week Celebration in Kansas City on Feb. 21. Stinger earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University […]

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