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Daughter Engineering Day showcases STEM to young women

Daughter Engineering Day showcases STEM to young women

The goal of the event is to showcase the field of engineering and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers to girls in grades six through nine and their parents. Women are typically underrepresented in engineering careers, and events such as Daughter Engineering Day seek to help grow the number of women in the field by developing an early interest.

Family matters

Family matters

The Trauths —mother/ Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Kate and daughter/recent MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department alumna Ginny — recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps grant to support development of an improved method of storm-water redistribution.

Student organization sponsors nuclear safeguards workshop

Student organization sponsors nuclear safeguards workshop

The 1979 accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power station in combination with the catastrophe at the Chernoblyl power plant in the former Soviet Union in1986, dampened public confidence in nuclear power. Fossil fuels were cheap and plentiful, and for 30 years, no new plants were built in this country. Many universities simply discontinued […]

Researchers explore ways to give amphibians rights of way

Story by: Sarah Scully Kathleen Trauth, an associate professor in the civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri, and Ray Semlitsch, a curators’ professor in biological sciences at MU, aim to guide future rights-of-way (ROWs) designs and placement of mitigation wetlands. They also plan to create experimentally proven methods to relocate rare, declining […]

Engineering sophomore wins Hesburgh Award

Engineering sophomore wins Hesburgh Award

Annually, one student from each of the four undergraduate classes at the University of Missouri is awarded the $1,000 Hesburgh Award for academic achievement. Funded by a TIAA-CREF endowment through the General Education Program, students are either nominated by faculty members or may apply for the award, and then must write an essay. Matthew Wheeler, […]

The Pacific Ring: Sustaining quality of life in the face of economic progress

“It’s engineering. It’s economics. It’s policy and it involves community,” Kate Trauth summarized when asked about the Pacific Ring Initiative she and her students are investigating. Trauth, an associate professor in the University of Missouri College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was referring to an Environmental Protection Agency-supported project she was awarded to […]

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