Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Page 9

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Weightless Wonderland: Mizzou Engineering Team Does Research in Zero Gravity

A research experiment by a Mizzou Engineering team in a zero-gravity environment could lead to the development of an efficient method of harvesting water in space.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Sanjeev Khanna

Global Outreach: MU Professor’s International Collaborations

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Sanjeev Khanna, Director of the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center, recently presented a one-week long national workshop in Allahabad, India on “Materials Behavior and Characterization under Dynamic Loading Conditions.”

Hayden Seidel

Business-savvy Engineering Students Compete to Win $30,000 in Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator Program

The Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator competition gives students with unique, innovative business ideas a chance to win $30,000 to make their ideas come to life. A third of the teams competing represent the College of Engineering with business ventures offering one-stop athletic apparel and equipment, tackling untrustworthy package delivery and connecting those who need tasks done to those who will complete them.

Thomas Lafferre

Lafferre Receives Distinguished Service Award

The Mizzou Alumni Association recently presented Thomas H. Lafferre, BS ME ’56, its 64th Annual Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1956, the Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding service by an individual whose sustained efforts and support have added to the excellence of MU.

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Army Ants Share Passion for Robotics

The College of Engineering sponsored a full-day robotics camp for underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged youth in central Missouri Oct. 31.

Loboa, Fales, Pardalos

MU Awards $260,000 to Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries from Lab to Market

The University of Missouri’s Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program awarded four grants totaling $260,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care. The grants were announced at an awards ceremony on Nov. 5 at the MU School of Medicine.

Melinda Groves

Emerging engineer Melinda Groves spends summer at NASA

Senior Melinda Groves spent this past summer interning at one of the nation’s most iconic federal agencies: NASA. Working as a mechanical engineering intern, Groves was based at the NASA John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Icing Research group.

Dean Loboa and Jim Fitterling

Mizzou alumnus gives $6 million gift to Precision Health Institute

A $6 million gift from Jim Fitterling, BS ’83 mechanical engineering, is one of the first major gifts from an individual donor for the NextGen Precision Health Institute, the capital priority for the state’s flagship campus.

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MU showcases nuclear strengths by hosting key stakeholder meeting

Whenever some of the top minds in any given industry gather in a specific location, that place typically has some level of importance to the industry. That’s why playing host to the U.S. High Performance Research Reactor (USHPRR) Stakeholder Meeting is such a big deal for Mizzou and the MU College of Engineering.

A man in glasses and a suit poses on a balcony.

Graduate takes Mizzou Engineering’s ‘bridge to a higher level’

Mizzou Engineering seniors followed all kinds of paths to get to the same destination — Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Mizzou Arena. They come from a variety of backgrounds, have achieved success in different ways and have developed expertise in a multitude of areas.