Materializing creativity: REU promotes imagination in research

Materializing creativity: REU promotes imagination in research

Josh Saboorizadeh, far right, leads a group activity at a creativity seminar. Students participating in a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Mizzou Engineering got more than a material science and engineering education this summer. They also learned how to incorporate creativity into their research. This is the third year for [...]
Faculty cultivate creativity at NSF-funded academy

Faculty cultivate creativity at NSF-funded academy

Associate Professor Heather Hunt, center, and Curators' Distinguished Professor Emerita Suzanne Burgoyne from Mizzou’s theatre department, lead an activity at the Creativity Academy. Engineers have always needed foundational know-how to solve problems facing society. But in today’s world of unprecedented challenges, they also need the imagination required to think up never-before-seen solutions. That’s where creativity [...]
Avoiding food contamination with a durable coating for hard surfaces

Avoiding food contamination with a durable coating for hard surfaces

In the future, a durable coating could help keep food-contact surfaces clean in the food processing industry, including in meat processing plants. A new study from a team of University of Missouri engineers and food scientists demonstrates that the coating — made from titanium dioxide — is capable of eliminating foodborne germs, such as salmonella […]

Pfeiffer Awarded for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Technology

Pfeiffer Awarded for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Technology

Ferris Pfeiffer, a professor in the Biological, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Department, won an Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award from MU Course Design & Technology in May. Pfeiffer won in the Graduate/Professional Teaching category. The Award recognizes the efforts of those who use technology to “meaningfully improve teaching and learning at Mizzou,” according to […]

Hunt Wins National Continuing Educator Award

Hunt Wins National Continuing Educator Award

Mizzou Engineering Associate Prof. and E-Learning Strategic Initiatives Fellow Heather Hunt in the Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering has won the 2020 Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award from the University Professional & Continuing Educator Association (UPCEA). Hunt received the honor for her work with the Biological Engineering Online MSNT program and her work […]

Creativity-based curriculum to build on initial success

Creativity-based curriculum to build on initial success

Mizzou Engineering’s Heather K. Hunt and Ferris Pfeiffer, Theater’s Suzanne Burgoyne, and Education’s Johannes Strobel are the investigators on NSF-funded project “Creativity throughout the Curriculum: Educational Practices to Build the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow.”

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