The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Adel Alturki of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Teaching Assistant Choice Award from the Missouri Students Association (MSA).
Robert O’Connell, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received one of the 2016 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.
Out of the more than 230 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, the University of Missouri chapter was one of just 22 to earn an Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2014-15 academic year.
MU engineering graduate student Zhuoqun Shi and former MU student Xiaowen Xu earned second place honors at the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois.
On a recent visit to the College of Engineering, alumnus Art Breipohl and his wife Shirley were so impressed with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching fellowship program, they made a gift to the department to fund a fifth fellow for this academic year.
Two civil engineering and an electrical engineering alumni were honored with Missouri Honor Awards or the Citation of Merit. Four faculty and two staff members also were recognized.
After a sabbatical in Ireland, Robert O’Connell brought back a modern teaching method for use in the undergraduate engineering classroom and also began a new study abroad course to Ireland.
With a plethora of short-term options through the College of Engineering’s study abroad office, an academic excursion overseas is within reach for many engineering majors. Since trips began, about 150 engineering students have studied abroad.