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.
Rao Accepted as Senior Member of ACM
Praveen Rao has been accepted as a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Col. Clark talks of leadership at Academy Speaker Series
The MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy Speaker Series’ goal is to give students the opportunity to hear from tremendous leaders from a variety of backgrounds to show them tangible examples of leadership. And there are few better examples of leadership in the face of adversity than Col. John Clark.