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Thompson’s contributions earn him Missouri Honor Award

James E. Thompson received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering from the University of Missouri College of Engineering in a ceremony March 18 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia.

Alum’s adventurous, frugal life leads to generosity

When he passed away in 2012, the life-changing impact his education and his time at Mizzou had on his life resulted in Marvin Elston leaving most of his fortune to the MU College of Engineering for scholarships.

Groundbreaking officially kicks off Lafferre Hall project

Officials from the University of Missouri, UM System and MU College of Engineering joined members of the Missouri Legislature and other luminaries for a groundbreaking ceremony on April 13 at Lafferre Hall.

Thompson to step down as dean in September

University of Missouri Interim Provost Ken Dean announced James E. Thompson will step down as dean of the MU College of Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Dean Thompson receives alumni award from alma mater

James E. Thompson, dean of the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, was recognized as one the 2013 Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering’s Distinguished Engineers at Texas Tech University.

Electrical engineering professor awarded 2010 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz this week awarded one of the 2010 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence to Gregory Triplett, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the MU College of Engineering. Deaton, Schatz and a group of professors, administrators and staff paid a surprise […]

Mizzou Engineering and Shanghai University plan cooperative Computer Science undergraduate degree

Since the 1940s, the term “globalization” has been used to describe the increasing connectivity between people around the world. On November 30, the University of Missouri Computer Science Department increased its global connections when College of Engineering and MU administrators met with officials from Shanghai University to discuss implementation of a cooperative agreement between the […]

Chemical engineering adds a student lounge

An MU College of Engineering renovation project that began with the razing of the high bay portion of Lafferre Hall in early in 2008 is nearing completion, with dedication slated for early November. The reconstruction, which will add upgraded classrooms, labs and student commons, is not the only new student-centric space being added within Mizzou […]

Mizzou Engineering dean touts opportunities for science leadership

The University of Missouri could fill a national scientific niche by marrying its defense-oriented expertise with its life sciences resources, MU College of Engineering Dean Jim Thompson recently told a panel of regional science advocates. Thompson spoke during an Oct. 13 symposium that concluded the St. Louis Science Center’s SciFest 08, a five-day festival aimed […]

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