MU Engineering faculty member gives high school students STEM experience

The MU College of Engineering’s drive to educate future generations of engineering leaders isn’t contained solely to college students. Maria Fidalgo’s lab has been giving students from Rock Bridge High School in Columbia the chance to work on meaningful environmental engineering projects for the last three years. Fidalgo, an associate professor of civil and environmental … Continued

Variable speed limits can limit work zone congestion

Associate Professor Praveen Edara was the lead author on a paper titled “Evaluation of variable advisory speed limits in congested work zones” recently published in the Journal of Transportation Safety and Security. With assistance from Professor Carlos Sun, former doctoral student Yi Hou and equipment from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Edara tested the impact … Continued

Civil engineering professor featured by NBC News

Civil engineering Professor Carlos Sun was interviewed by NBC News for a story on the future of automobile transportation, particularly autonomous vehicles. The story also cited Sun and his colleague’s renowned research into the increased safety provided by diverging diamond interchanges, which reduce fatal crashes by more than 60 percent.  Read the story here.

Robotic technology creates cost-effective method to study Missouri crops

A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping. Gui DeSouza, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics (ViGIR) Laboratory have partnered with researchers from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to study the effects … Continued

College christens concrete materials lab in memory of alumnus

Josh Seidel was an impeccable engineer and entrepreneur — a sterling example of the type of engineering leader that has called the University of Missouri College of Engineering home over the decades. The foundation set up in his memory wanted to continue that tradition in his honor, helping christen the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete … Continued

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

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

MU professor patents improvements for mugs, swamp coolers

Do you wish your coffee stayed at just the right temperature longer? Or perhaps you wish your dehumidifier or swamp cooler was more efficient. These problems may not seem closely related on the surface, but at the intersection of both, you’ll find a University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty entrepreneur with the solutions. Hongbin … Continued