Asphalt lab paves way for breakthrough transportation, infrastructure research

The College of Engineering partnered with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association to provide the infrastructure needed for students to get a world-class experiential education. That MAPA-sponsored lab is now up and running and was installed as part of the recent Lafferre Hall renovation project. The lab, along with an existing on-campus lab and two additional … Continued

Silver ions prove effective in preventing, killing MRSA while forming bone

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, infections are a critical problem in the medical world, including the area of regenerative medicine. This form of antibiotic-resistant staph infection can cause serious complications after typical invasive procedures and can be easily spread through skin-to-skin contact. MRSA is one of the foremost causes of osteomyelitis, a disease that … Continued

Intel opens platform for EECS researcher’s groundbreaking work

Intel Corporation recently made approximately 30 cutting-edge heterogenous hardware platforms available for use to researchers selected for the second round of its Hardware Accelerator Research Program. And an MU College of Engineering computer scientist was one of the select few chosen from a worldwide pool to work on these next-generation platforms. Bill Harrison, an associate … Continued

Dow Chemical president, MAE alumnus delivers commencement address

James R. “Jim” Fitterling (BS ME ’83) delivered the keynote address at the MU College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Hearnes Center. Fitterling currently is president and chief operating officer of Dow Chemical Company. His warm, heartfelt remarks touched on the global importance and impact of engineers, the need to be open … Continued

College celebrates building expansion with ribbon cutting

The University of Missouri College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the completion of the renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of its main building, Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall. College of Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa spoke first, followed by MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, UM System Interim President … Continued

NSBE chapter receives accolades at regional conference

The University of Missouri chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recently attended the NSBE Region V Fall Conference in Houston and came away with not just a quality experience, but also some impressive accolades. Read more of this article

IT Program alumnus develops upcoming smart tech

The Internet of Things is quickly integrating itself into American culture with the growing proliferation of smart devices. An MU College of Engineering alumnus is part of a team looking to give the everyday consumer many of the benefits of smart home technology at a fraction of the cost. Jeff Nowak, a 2014 graduate of … Continued

Partnership with theater department cues creativity in engineering students

The play was the thing that sparked the big idea. In this case, it was a performance by local kids put on by the Missoula Children’s Theater. Ferris Pfeiffer, an assistant professor of bioengineering in the University of Missouri College of Engineering, was in the crowd watching his two kids perform during the dress rehearsal. … Continued

Mizzou SEDS rockets to first place in competition

The Mizzou chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) took home first place among 12 schools in the University Student Rocket Challenge at SEDS’ annual conference, SpaceVision2016. This year’s event was held at Purdue University the first weekend in November. Read more of the article

IMSE, Forestry partner to uncover beneficial emissions reduction partnerships

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, if implemented, would require states to find ways to significantly lower their carbon emissions. One way they could accomplish this is by burning less coal and more woody biomass, a carbon neutral source of energy. The forest industry already creates plenty of residual woody biomass and certain coal … Continued