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Edara Named Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Edara Named Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A familiar name will become the permanent chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), effective September 1 – current interim chair Praveen Edara. “Nothing prepares you like when you are already in those shoes, so that’s helped me quite a bit,” Edara said, “Knowing all the different responsibilities going into the position helps […]

Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

The digital sign flashes “Accident Ahead – Proceed With Caution” as drivers head along Interstate 70 in the St. Louis region. That usually means long delays for drivers as traffic builds up behind the accident. This also means a potentially serious accident that requires an immediate response from emergency personnel. However, those personnel may be […]

Accelerating Careers

Accelerating Careers

Students can now earn a master’s degree (MS) in civil and environmental engineering in less time than a traditional master’s program. The department recently developed an accelerated master’s program in which some undergraduate coursework can also count toward your MS degree. “The department faculty thought students could benefit in multiple ways,“ said Praveen Edara, interim […]

Lighting the way to safer driving

Lighting the way to safer driving

An MU team combined field and simulator studies on the effectiveness of four light-color configurations in catching driver attention in work zones.

College’s first Research Day showcases strengths

College’s first Research Day showcases strengths

Posters covering a wide array research topics and more filled a large room near the College’s library in the late afternoon, followed by four brief TED-style talks on subjects related to each of Mizzou Engineering’s four Pillars of Pursuit.

Mizzou Engineering, Benton Elementary team up on educational event

Mizzou Engineering, Benton Elementary team up on educational event

Two classes of Benton Elementary School fifth graders were invited to the MU transportation simulator lab recently for a morning of educational fun. Benton’s STEM program partnered with ZouTrans, MU’s “vibrant undergrad and graduate research community,” in the College of Engineering, to bring approximately 50 students to the facility for a lesson on traffic safety, […]

Variable speed limits can limit work zone congestion

Research conducted by the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department may have uncovered a way to help alleviate some of the backup and create fewer dangerous collisions.

Three papers outline new ways to look at interchange safety

Faculty members and students from the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently published three papers in the Transportation Research Record, the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, on the safety of innovative roadway interchange designs, particularly Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs).

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