In June, the College of Engineering played host to the third edition of its National Institutes of Health Brain Initiative Summer Course on Models and Neurobiology, attracting 24 attendees from across the country for a two-week, intensive course on utilizing computer modeling in neurobiology research.
MU hosted the Precision Medicine Summit on Wednesday, which brought exceptional faculty from MU as well as Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri-St. Louis, and Missouri S&T to highlight the breadth and quality of translational precision medicine research activities.
Hosted by MU’s Neural Engineering Laboratory, the 13th annual Robotics Design Challenge welcomed 325 participating K-8th graders to test the robots they had spent months creating.
The University of Missouri is already doing groundbreaking work in pairing Big Data experts with clinical and life science practitioners in order to produce cutting-edge results out of the wealth of data the latter groups create with their research. And a group of College of Engineering researchers is looking to expand collaborative efforts even further.
Carly Garrow will work with Felix Nickel of Universität Heidelberg, whose research specializes in laparoscopic surgery, during a 10-month fellowship sponsored by the Whitaker International Program.
Adel Alturki of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Teaching Assistant Choice Award from the Missouri Students Association (MSA).
Satish Nair, a University of Missouri professor of electrical and computer engineering, and three MU faculty collaborators submitted one of only three researcher training course proposals to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) aimed at cross-training researchers in computational neuroscience. The course will provide training to pre- and post-docs, medical students, and junior faculty who are beginning or anticipating potential careers/collaborations in neuroscience.