IT Fall 2021 Capstone Projects: Part 2

IT Fall 2021 Capstone Projects: Part 2

Seniors in the Information Technology program at Mizzou conclude their coursework with a capstone project. Through these projects, they apply what they’ve learned in their classes to create a product, such as a mobile app or video game, that solves a real-world problem or applies emerging technologies in creative ways. Students work together in teams […]

IT Fall 2021 Capstone Projects: Part 1

IT Fall 2021 Capstone Projects: Part 1

Seniors in the Information Technology program at Mizzou conclude their coursework with a capstone project. Through these projects, they apply what they’ve learned in their classes to create a product, such as a website or mobile app, that solves a real-world problem. Students work together in teams to design, develop and test the product. This […]

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

What do robots, plastic bottles and cows have in common? They all top Mizzou Engineering’s list of stories in 2021. Here are our top 10 research stories of the year. SPOT It marched. It twerked. It caused international hoopla. A video of Spot went viral in October after the four-legged robot performed alongside Marching Mizzou [...]
Leader of the pack: Haughton describes working with Spot robot

Leader of the pack: Haughton describes working with Spot robot

Trevontae’ Haughton and the Spot robots. By Kenny Gerling / Show Me Mizzou Trevontae’ Haughton remembers first seeing Spot, a four-legged doglike robot created by Boston Dynamics, on YouTube. Now as a junior information technology major at the University of Missouri, Haughton gets to work with the real thing every day. Mizzou is one of [...]
Directors appointed to lead new IT program labs

Directors appointed to lead new IT program labs

Mizzou Engineering has created two new labs within the Information Technology Program designed to give students additional hands-on research opportunities. Kristofferson Culmer, assistant professional practice professor, is now director of the Autonomous Systems Lab, and Fang Wang, associate teaching professor, has been named director of the new Collaborative Research Environments for Extended Reality, or CREXR, [...]
Meet Brian Maurer

Meet Brian Maurer

Students studying information technology at Mizzou Engineering are thinking beyond the wires and circuits and code. Rather, they’re using that foundational knowledge to help usher in the next generation of automation, virtual and augmented reality, and computational systems. Meet Brian Maurer, who’s leading the program into a new era of innovation. Maurer is director of [...]
Spot In the Spotlight

Spot In the Spotlight

By Deidra Ashley / Show Me Mizzou Video gaming experience isn’t a prerequisite at the University of Missouri, but it turned out to be a valuable skill to have for junior Nate Beattie. When he came to Mizzou, the computer science major and Marching Mizzou tenor saxophonist never thought he’d be controlling a robotic dog [...]
Mizzou Engineering student helps visualize data at Mastercard internship

Mizzou Engineering student helps visualize data at Mastercard internship

A Mizzou Engineering senior gained valuable industry experience during an internship with Mastercard this summer. Joseph Sahrmann, an Information Technology (IT) student, utilized data analytics to help the company automate processes. “The first project I did was to automate a process that had to be done manually using shell scripting,” he said. “I partnered with […]

Mizzou Engineering student helps develop mobile game

Mizzou Engineering student helps develop mobile game

A Mizzou Engineering student spent his summer helping develop a new mobile game now available from YallaPlay. Mustafa Al-Mahroos, a junior in Information Technology, served as a Quality Assurance Intern for the company. He primarily worked on the new mobile game, Spades Masters, a card game in its beta phase. “My main job was to […]

Spot, meet President Choi

Spot, meet President Choi

What do you get when the University of Missouri President, five undergraduate engineering students and three robot dogs meet in Jesse Hall? A little laughter, some robotic dance moves and an encounter junior Trevontae’ Haughton won’t soon forget. “Doing research and working with Spot has been my favorite experience at Mizzou,” Haugton, a student from […]

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