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Mizzou Engineering Alum Leads Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Mizzou Engineering Alum Leads Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Intersection at the Transportation Research Center working on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Imagine your hour-long commute to work, typically taken up by podcasts, the radio or listening to music. But what if you could do more with this time? Mizzou Engineering alum Tanner Thiessen is at the forefront of testing and developing the latest autonomous and [...]
Career Liftoff

Career Liftoff

Mark Magnante’s internship at Northrop Grumman in Ogden, Utah is helping him learn the role of a test engineer. “For my internship, I am creating flight test plan contingencies for the flight testing of next generation rockets,” Magnante said. “I am gaining insights into methods and procedures to prevent slippage in schedules in terms of […]

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Alumni help build facility for the future of Mizzou research

Jennifer Sullivan is a facilities project manager on the University of Missouri’s planning, design and construction team. She played a role in early site development for the NextGen Precision Health Institute, the university’s newest research facility. The institute, a cornerstone of the University of Missouri System’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, is expected to be completed […]

Mizzou Team to Use AI to Grow Carbon Nanotubes in Mass Quantities

Mizzou Team to Use AI to Grow Carbon Nanotubes in Mass Quantities

A team of Mizzou Engineers is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help grow and control large quantities of carbon nanotubes—tiny, cylinder-shaped molecules made of rolled sheets of carbon. Using AI is a novel approach to mass producing them, a problem that has plagued scientists for decades. Now, the National Science Foundation is backing the [...]
MCAA Mizzou Student Chapter Recognized as Finalists for National Competition

MCAA Mizzou Student Chapter Recognized as Finalists for National Competition

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) recently recognized the Mizzou student chapter as one of its four finalists for the organization’s 2020 Student Chapter Competition. Thirty-three student teams from around the country each submitted a proposal in what amounted to a bid to be the prime contractor for a chiller and cooling tower for […]

Two receive Department of Energy scholarships

Two receive Department of Energy scholarships

Lafferre Hall Two Mizzou Engineering students made history this week when they were awarded prestigious national scholarships from the U.S. Department of Energy. Mark Korol and Dylan Parham each received $7,500 from the department’s Office of Nuclear Energy’s Integrated University Program. This is the first time Mizzou has had two undergraduate NEUP scholarship recipients in [...]
Global Outreach: MU Professor’s International Collaborations

Global Outreach: MU Professor’s International Collaborations

A Mizzou Engineering professor says workshops he has conducted in India have led to a number of collaborative research projects with other scientists. 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 […]

Lafferre Receives Distinguished Service Award

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. Lafferre retired in 1993 as Vice President of Operations for Monsanto Chemical. […]

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

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

College of Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa talks to Roger Fales and John Pardalos at the Coulter Awards & Mixer at the School of Medicine Nov. 5. 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 [...]
Emerging engineer Melinda Groves spends summer at NASA

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. There, Groves focused on researching how ice forms under different atmospheric […]

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