From Mizzou to Mars: Engineering Alumnus Works on Mars Ascent Vehicle

From Mizzou to Mars: Engineering Alumnus Works on Mars Ascent Vehicle

A Mizzou Engineer’s digital fingerprints will be on the Mars Ascent Vehicle when it makes its historic voyage to the Red Planet in 2026. Christopher Whetsel ’19, works at NASA and has been involved in the program both on the software engineering and project management side. “It’s part of the Mars Sample Return Program and [...]
An Engineer Among the Stars

An Engineer Among the Stars

Graduating seniors at the College of Engineering’s 2019 Commencement ceremony in the Hearnes Center Dec. 13 will hear from a Mizzou alumnus who has seen the Earth from a unique vantage point: 200 to 330 miles above the surface on the planet aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle. Captain Dick Richards, U.S. Navy-retired, earned his BS […]

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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