Engineering team tests blast resistance of sandwich walls
A team of Mizzou Engineers conducted full-scale lab experiments to see how various types of sandwich walls withstand the pressure of an explosion.
Fulbright Award paves way for study of construction practices in India
A Mizzou Engineer has received a Fulbright award to study ways to improve construction practices in India — work that could impact the country’s economy.
No More Red Lights? Proposed System for Self-Driving Cars Eliminates Need to Stop
Imagine getting through your evening commute safely and seamlessly without ever having to wait at a red light or stop sign. That’s what one research team at Mizzou Engineering is studying in anticipation of roadways filled with self-driving cars.
Constructing ‘smart’ roads
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Thousands of miles of roads and bridges continue to age across Missouri, and policy makers are looking for answers to the crumbling infrastructure.
Driver distractions in work zones can be costly
Distractions in the car are everywhere. Texting, taking a call, changing the radio, attending to passengers, picking up a dropped item — all of them can cause us to lose sight of the road for a few seconds. But mere seconds can be the difference between life and death.
A fine fellow: Grad student receives prestigious federal fellowship
Jacob Kaltenbronn wasn’t planning on going to graduate school. Then he landed an undergraduate research opportunity in the transportation laboratory run by Professor Carlos Sun. And now, he’s the recipient of a prestigious graduate fellowship.
Mizzou Engineering duo wins national Traffic Control Device Challenge
Jacob Kaltenbronn and Zhu Qing are veteran competitors in the Traffic Control Device Challenge (TCDC), but this time they took home the gold.
Get smart: Phones collect critical road surface data
Your smartphone can already make video calls, play games with someone across the globe and track how well you sleep, how many steps you walk and how long your ride will take to get to you. What if smartphones could tell your department of transportation the quality of the roads you drive on?
MU Engineering professor helps solidify new bridge inspection standards
Mizzou Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Glenn Washer has long been a proponent of more common-sense, risk-based federal bridge inspection standards, and he’s done the research to back them up. And now, those standards have become federal policy.