Army Ants robotics team wins top design in global competition

Army Ants robotics team wins top design in global competition

A member of Army Ants shows where a computer chip is place inside a compression sock. Photo courtesy of Don Shrubshell/Columbia Daily Tribune The Army Ants, Columbia’s FIRST® Robotics Competition team, took home the 2021 Global Innovation Design Award in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team of high school students received the award for their [...]
Army Ants Robotics Team Secures Spot in International Finals

Army Ants Robotics Team Secures Spot in International Finals

Members of the Army Ants (pictured prior to COVID-19 restrictions). Columbia’s FIRST® Robotics Competition team is one of just 20 teams worldwide, and the only team in the entire Midwest, to be selected as a finalist for the FIRST Global Innovation Awards. The team — a group of high school students known as the Army [...]
Gillis Named Chair of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering

Gillis Named Chair of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering

Professor Kevin Gillis was named department chair for Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering (BBCE) at the College of Engineering by Interim Dean Noah Manring. His role as department chair began Oct. 1, 2020. Gillis served as the department’s interim chair for about a year prior to being named chair. Gillis has many previous leadership roles […]

Task Force working to solve COVID-19 problems

Task Force working to solve COVID-19 problems

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. For weeks, an interdisciplinary group of engineers, researchers, health care professionals and university leaders has been working behind the scenes to solve COVID-19-related problems. Organized by Mizzou Engineering, the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force includes representatives from University [...]
May The Force Be With Them

May The Force Be With Them

Forty students from Columbia’s high schools, along with family members and other invited guests, met at the MU Agricultural Engineering Building Saturday for an Army Ants breakfast and game-reveal event. The gathering was the official kickoff to “Build Season” for the Army Ants robotics team, which is sponsored by the College of Engineering. The Army […]

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