MU’s stormwater best management practices focus of undergraduate research

A diverse group from across campus came together this semester to sponsor an undergraduate research project looking into stormwater best management practices at the University of Missouri. The student team is laying groundwork to evaluate existing projects in preparation of data collection that will be used to inform future decisions. It is hoped the effort […]

Conference targets green construction

The message of an upcoming Greening Midwest Communities conference is that with energy efficient “green” construction, everyone wins. The construction process can become more efficient with savings for both the contractor and the client. The building industry gets a needed boost and homeowners’ energy bills will be reduced. The rest of us benefit from a […]

Creating new energy and opportunity

Marine veteran Neil Ouellette sees both public service and personal opportunities in a renewable energy training program Mizzou Engineering is helping teach. Injured during the Gulf War and subsequently discharged in 1991, the 39-year-old Kirkwood, Mo. resident returned home to work as a truck driver and a builder before launching a successful outdoor landscaping business. […]

Center for Sustainable Energy launched

University of Missouri’s College of Engineering and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are seeking campuswide participation in a new center focused on developing renewable energy resources. The MU colleges jointly launched the Center for Sustainable Energy last spring in hopes of establishing Missouri as a leader in the nation’s search for energy sustainability. […]

A rising tide of calls for Mizzou Engineering water expertise

Several public water suppliers struggling to meet tougher federal standards are tapping Mizzou Engineering water quality experts in hopes of finding ways to remove cancer-causing byproducts from their systems. Mizzou Engineering’s Water Resources Research Center already is working with Columbia and Boonville to discover exactly where and how excess disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that could cause […]

Engineering researchers developing portable water recycling system

University of Missouri engineering researchers are developing a portable wastewater treatment system for military bases that they believe ultimately will produce water pure enough to drink. The portable treatment system will screen the wastewater with advanced membranes as well as disinfect it chemically, producing reusable water that would save what often is a scarce resource […]

Mizzou Engineering students build foundation for education abroad

Members of a Mizzou Engineering student group hope to build better educational opportunities for a Brazilian city even as they deepen their own experience. MU’s Engineers Without Borders Club (EWB) is working to design a project to alleviate storm water flooding at a vocational school in Santarem, a city along the Amazon River in Brazil. […]

MU colleges join forces to pursue sustainable energy

University of Missouri’s College of Engineering and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are seeking campuswide participation in a new center focused on developing renewable energy resources. The MU colleges jointly launched the Center for Sustainable Energy last spring in hopes of establishing Missouri as a leader in the nation’s search for energy sustainability. […]

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