Researchers study effectiveness of rumble strips in work zones
Mizzou Engineers are helping state transportation officials investigate the effectiveness of temporary rumble strips in work zones.
Alumnus Jim O’Neill sees how investments translate to scholarship during visit to campus
Jim O'Neill, a prominent alumnus and supporter of Mizzou Engineering, had the opportunity to see how his investments are translating into scholarship during a visit to campus on Sept. 17.
Meet Praveen Edara
Meet Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair Praveen Edara, who was among the first to study diverging diamond intersections.
Training the next generation transportation workforce
Mizzou Engineering will help Missouri Department of Transportation employees receive realistic work zone inspection training using VR.
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.
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.
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.
Lighting the way to safer driving
A team of MU Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers discovered as much when they studied response to different types of lights on what are called truck mounted attenuators (TMAs) in mobile work zones — for example, road striping zones. TMAs are attached to a construction vehicle and typically contain lights alerting drivers to upcoming work zones and additional items such as lane closures, upcoming lane mergers, etc.
Driver distractions in work zones can be costly
Distractions in the car are everywhere. Texting, taking a call, changing the radio, attending to passengers, picking up a dropped item — all of them can cause us to lose sight of the road for a few seconds. But mere seconds can be the difference between life and death.