MU researchers suggest ways stadiums can sustainably manage waste

It’s once again college football season. For MU football fans, that means crisp fall weather, tailgating and the roar of the crowd as the Mizzou Tigers battle Southeastern Conference foes. All of those fans packing Memorial Stadium each Saturday inevitably leave a bit of trash behind, and MU Engineering researchers recently completed a study into … Continued

MU mother-daughter duo receives NSF I-Corps support

The Trauths —mother/ Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Kate and daughter/recent MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department alumna Ginny — recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps grant to support development of an improved method of storm-water redistribution. Read more.

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