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MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

Kevin Gillis heard stories about hospitals that were overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak and unable to get enough equipment to protect their front-line health care workers. He wanted to do something to prevent that from happening in mid-Missouri. And as the interim chair of the University of Missouri’s Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering, […]

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 […]

Building a FIRST-class organization

Building a FIRST-class organization

A Mizzou Engineer major recently founded an organization to mentor students participating in FIRST Robotics, which builds youth interest in STEM education.

MU Engineering gives aid to Army Ants

Kevin Gillis, a University of Missouri professor of bioengineering, is Columbia’s FIRST robotics team’s coach and chief mentor, and the Agricultural Engineering Building on the MU campus is the team’s base of operation.

Cellular Secrets: New microchip charts cell chatter

Cellular Secrets: New microchip charts cell chatter

Story By: Anita Neal Harrison Eavesdropping is usually seen as a bad thing, but University of Missouri Professor Kevin Gillis has earned great respect for gathering information using advanced eavesdropping techniques. Gillis listens in on some of the world’s quietest “cellular conversations,” not whispered secrets exchanged over mobile phones, but information transfer between biological cells. […]

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