MAE Fall 2021 Capstone Projects

MAE Fall 2021 Capstone Projects

Seniors in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Mizzou conclude their coursework with a capstone project. Through these capstone projects, they apply what they’ve learned in their classes to design and develop a prototype of a product that solves a real-world problem. Students work together in teams to design, manufacture and test the […]

Team creating system to monitor vital signs, alert patients

Team creating system to monitor vital signs, alert patients

A Mizzou Engineering team is developing a system that will monitor vital signs and may someday be able to alert people when they need to seek medical care. The system includes a finger clip with two sensors that use optical light to penetrate blood vessels, said Jian Lin, associate professor and William R. Kimel Faculty [...]
Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Researchers at the University of Missouri are customizing a commercial finger clip device to provide a rapid, noninvasive way for measuring and continually monitoring blood pressure. By Eric Stann |  MU News Bureau Monitoring a person’s blood pressure on a regular basis can help health care professionals with early detection of various health problems such [...]
Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

What do robots, plastic bottles and cows have in common? They all top Mizzou Engineering’s list of stories in 2021. Here are our top 10 research stories of the year. SPOT It marched. It twerked. It caused international hoopla. A video of Spot went viral in October after the four-legged robot performed alongside Marching Mizzou [...]
Guidoboni shares intersections of engineering, precision health

Guidoboni shares intersections of engineering, precision health

Associate Dean for Research Giovanna Guidoboni presents at the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series. From the development of home sensors that monitor vital signs to computational modeling of the human brain, there are numerous intersections between engineering and health care. That’s why Associate Dean for Research Giovanna Guidoboni urged faculty across campus to partner with [...]
Breathtaking: Students describe working in zero gravity conditions

Breathtaking: Students describe working in zero gravity conditions

Nathaniel Grindstaff, Abigail Penfield, Run "Elle" Yan and Ymbar Polanco Pino work in zero gravity conditions. Floating in place. Levitation. Space paralysis. Those were some of the ways students described existing in a zero-gravity environment following their November trip to G-FORCE ONE in Florida. “It’s so unearthly,” said Ymbar Polanco Pino a senior majoring in [...]
Creating an artificial material that can sense, adapt to its environment

Creating an artificial material that can sense, adapt to its environment

Researchers at the University of Missouri and University of Chicago have developed an artificial material, called a metamaterial, which can respond to its environment, independently make a decision, and perform an action not directed by a human being. For example, a drone making a delivery might evaluate its environment including wind direction, speed or wildlife, [...]
Mizzou Engineering team discovers method to control sound waves in the fourth dimension

Mizzou Engineering team discovers method to control sound waves in the fourth dimension

Professor Guoliang Huang and graduate student Hui Chen show off the three-dimensional structure they created to observe audio waves in the fourth dimension. Using a type of material that conducts electricity on the edges while insulating the inside, a Mizzou Engineering team has discovered a way to control sound waves beyond our three-dimensional environment. Guoliang [...]

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