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Mizzou NSBE Wins Most Outstanding Chapter for Sixth Straight Year

The Mizzou National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) student organization was awarded the “Most Outstanding Chapter” of Region Five – Missouri Zone during the virtual 2020 NSBE Regional Fall Conference. Mizzou NSBE has won this award for six consecutive years.

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Five Tips to Stay Cyber Safe While Shopping Online This Holiday Season

Having your identity stolen can turn the merriest of holidays into the scariest. And this year will be prime for hackers who know many of us will be doing our holiday shopping online. “The upcoming holiday season is the most important season for cybercriminals who will do everything they can to steal your data,” said…

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Mizzou Engineers, USGS Create Tool to Test Oil in Water

Those responding to oil spills could soon have an easier way to determine the environmental impacts. A Mizzou Engineer is helping develop a tool to analyze water samples and measure oil levels using a smart phone. Dong Xu, Shumaker Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is working on the project with the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Mizzou Engineer Part of Global Team Investigating Blockchain Technologies

Mizzou Engineers are part of a new global team investigating how blockchain technology could revolutionize the insurance industry. Blockchain is an advanced data-sharing system that allows multiple parties to view and manage information in real time. It’s promising technology for the insurance sector—especially when it comes to the complex claims process—however, it is still in early development.

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Rao Accepted as Senior Member of ACM

Praveen Rao has been accepted as a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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Keller to Give Distinguished Lecture at Michigan Tech

Jim Keller—a Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science—will give a distinguished lecture at Michigan Technological University later this week.

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Mizzou alumnus honors family with $1.7 million in recent gifts

Today University of Missouri officials announced two gifts from an alumnus and his wife to honor his family’s legacy and long-time support of Missouri’s flagship university. Ken Donohew, a 1967 industrial engineering graduate, and his wife, Ellen Kippel, recently gave $1.7 million, bringing his lifetime giving to more than $3 million.

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Ninth edition of Merit Badge Day largest ever

MU’s ninth-annual Merit Badge Day broke records as the largest in its history. Hosted by the College of Engineering, almost 800 scouts from six states came ready to learn and take on challenges.

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STEM Cubs ignites students’ curiosity for engineering

The College of Engineering’s STEM Cubs had students from kindergarten through fifth grade roaring about STEM. STEM Cubs is a day camp aimed at increasing access to science, technology, engineering and math for lower income and underrepresented minority students. Held three times a year, the fall edition focused on structure building. The camp incorporates STEM concepts into fun activities that resonant with students and show them these seemingly challenging subjects are exciting and doable.

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Army Ants march to FIRST Robotics Championship event

The Army Ants FIRST Robotics team has been busy collecting awards and accolades at competitions, and they’ll try to claim the biggest of all next month. The team recently qualified for the FIRST Championship in April in Houston by finishing in the semifinals of the Rocket City Regional in Huntsville, Ala.