Kate and Ginny Trauth have taken another big step toward a more efficient and cost-effective method of managing a critical environmental issue.
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.
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.
MU Engineering opened its new Women in Engineering Center in 2015. Professor Kate Trauth serves as center director, and Jayme Gardener has been hired as its programs coordinator.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]