Archives for November 2007

Future engineers and scientists visit Boeing

Last summer, Boeing opened its doors to students in UMR’s Minority Engineering and Science Program, a scholarship program supported in part by Boeing since 2003.

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A top SAT score

Aerospace engineering graduate students Mike Dancer and Jason Searcy took first place in the Student Scholarship Competition session at the 21st Annual Conference on Small Satellites for their paper about the UMR SAT mission.

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Get on the bus: bringing hydrogen fuel to rural Missouri

Cleaner transportation is coming to rural Missouri, thanks to a joint effort by UMR and several federal agencies.

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Trailblazing on the Continental Divide

Armed with a GPS unit, Michelle Marincel, NucE’06, and Brian Payne, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, bushwacked and backtracked their way through the Medicine Bow National Forest near the Wyoming border with Colorado last summer in an effort to blaze a better trail along the Continental Divide.

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Motorola VP named St. Clair Chair

Thomas Weigert, Motorola Fellow and vice president of the company’s Global Software Group, became UMR’s first Daniel C. St. Clair Chair of Computer Science on Sept. 1.

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Thulasi Kumar to lead IR at UMR

Thulasi Kumar, former director of institutional research at the University of Northern Iowa, started work as director of institutional research and assessment at UMR on July 1.

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1,400 recruiters seek UMR graduates

The 2006-2007 school year was a record-breaker for the UMR Career Opportunities Center.

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Up, up and away in my…glass balloon?

Making a balloon out of glass might not seem like such a great idea on the surface – but Hank Rawlins, MetE’91, MS MetE’92, a graduate student in metallurgical engineering, thinks glass balloons might turn out to be the best way to put monitoring equipment in the upper atmosphere.

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Arsenic and old lead found in the Big Easy

A team of UMR researchers found concentrations of leachable arsenic and lead above drinking water standards in sediment and soil samples collected from New Orleans’ parishes following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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