Meet Praveen Edara

Meet Praveen Edara

Diverging diamond interchanges have been shown to reduce the number of car crashes by more than half and save states millions of dollars in construction costs. But before the first one debuted in 2009, researchers across the country spent years testing them in simulated environments. Meet Praveen Edara, who was among the first to study [...]
‘Driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

‘Driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

Eric Stann | MU News Bureau Each year in the United States, millions of tons of plastic waste are discarded and not recycled, leading to serious environmental problems. In an effort to help keep this waste from ending up in the environment, engineers at the University of Missouri are partnering with Dow and the Missouri [...]
Training the next generation transportation workforce

Training the next generation transportation workforce

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees will receive more realistic work zone inspection training using virtual reality (VR) thanks to a Mizzou Engineering team. Praveen Edara, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is leading the project, which received funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Market Readiness Program earlier this year. This two-year $460,238 grant [...]
Striving to serve the public

Striving to serve the public

As the new president and CEO of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) regional transit agency, Nadine Lee, BS CiE ’92, believes in serving all people well and connecting her daily work to broader societal goals. “Everything we do relates back to the public good,” she said. “It’s important to keep this in mind when […]

NSF CAREER grant to help bridge technology and transportation

NSF CAREER grant to help bridge technology and transportation

  Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering (CEE), recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant. This award is to further his current work with his DASH platform plus additional proposals with deep learning and adaptive computing to design management solutions for transportation systems. “The DASH project […]

CEE Doctoral Student Wins TEAMStL Research Poster Competition

CEE Doctoral Student Wins TEAMStL Research Poster Competition

Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral student Maged Shoman won a research poster competition. Maged Shoman, a doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the research poster competition at the 2020 TEAMStL Transportation Virtual Fair. Shoman’s poster topic was “Visualizing Transit System Performance Impacted By COVID-19 Virus: A Case Study of Saint Louis, Missouri.” The [...]
CEE Alumna Awarded MOVITE Young Transportation Professional of the Year

CEE Alumna Awarded MOVITE Young Transportation Professional of the Year

Kelly Schaefer, a Mizzou civil and environmental engineering (CEE) alumna, was awarded the 2020 Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE) Young Transportation Professional of the Year. MOVITE announced this honor at its virtual fall meeting. “I am thrilled and honored to be recognized by my peers for the work I love […]

Constructing ‘smart’ roads

Constructing ‘smart’ roads

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Thousands of miles of roads and bridges continue to age across Missouri, and policy makers are looking for answers to the crumbling infrastructure. In his lab at the University of Missouri, Prof. Bill Buttlar, the College of Engineering’s Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavements in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, […]

Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop Releases Report

Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop Releases Report

Missouri’s Special Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop (BRPH) released its final report during a news conference on the Francis Quadrangle Oct. 28. Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr created the panel in March following a feasibility study completed by engineering firms Black & Veatch and Olsson. The panel, comprised of public and private leaders across Missouri, […]

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