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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Academy inductions

This year, 39 UMR alumni and former faculty were inducted into UMR’s seven academies. Mechanical and aerospace engineering held its academy’s induction ceremony in October. Engineering management held ceremonies in October and April. The remaining five academies held their induction ceremonies in April.

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Allada and Schwartz to lead new departments

On June 18, two UMR faculty members filled new positions created as part of UMR’s restructuring.

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UMR chancellor earns award for roadside safety research

UMR Chancellor John F. Carney III received the 2007 Kenneth A. Stonex National Roadside Safety Award from the Transportation Research Board, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, at the Transportation Research Board’s 86th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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