NSF Research Traineeship program to prepare materials and data scientists

A five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is establishing a doctoral training program at the University of Missouri to help prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers to work in the emerging fields of materials science and data science and analytics.


Mizzou Engineer secures NSF grant to increase computational storage at MU

A Mizzou Engineer is leading an interdisciplinary project that will provide a large-scale storage solution for the thousands of images being generated daily and will leverage artificial intelligence to help researchers analyze the data they collect.


NSF award allows for adoption of advanced computing, data resources

A Mizzou Engineer is leading a project to improve access to research and educational computing resources needed to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML).


Mizzou Engineer receives CAREER Award for research around polymer science

In the Mizzou Thin Film Coatings and Materials Electrochemistry Lab, Matthias Young is advancing the field of polymer science for technologies such as batteries and water desalination.


Cheng developing software to predict protein function using generative AI

A Mizzou Engineer has received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a tool that will predict how a protein functions based on its order of amino acids. Jianlin “Jack” Cheng envisions developing open source software that would allow a user to enter the sequence, then the system would predict not only how that string of amino acids will form into a structure but also the role it will carry out within a cell. Additionally, the system would pinpoint the specific site of the protein that carries out the function.


Kuehnel receives prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Lucas Kuehnel, who will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, has received a 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.


Runge receives prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Brooke Runge, who is completing her master’s degree in electrical engineering in May, has been selected to receive a 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The highly selective Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students and those entering into a graduate program.

STEM Scholars

Mizzou Engineering STEM Scholars Program shows promising results

A scholarship program that began for civil and environmental engineering students in 2021 has proven so successful, it’s being expanded to other engineering majors. And eventually, the coordinator, Professor Vellore Gopalaratnam, would like a see a similar support system for students studying other STEM programs across Mizzou.


Mizzou Engineer leading NSF Convergence Accelerator project to ensure food safety

A Mizzou Engineer is leading a team to develop new technologies that will quickly detect foodborne pathogens with the goal of improving food safety, especially among lower socioeconomic communities.


Engineering team develops last-mile delivery platform with help from I-Corps

When you order something online, shipping fees can be hefty as companies try to recoup the cost of delivering the product to your doorstep. To help offset some of those so-called “last-mile” expenses, a Mizzou Engineering team is developing a tool that will allow delivery companies to best optimize routes using electric vehicles and drones.