One of the goals UMR Chancellor John F. Carney III set when he arrived last fall called for increasing research to help propel UMR into the ranks of the top technological universities in the nation. So far, the campus is right on track.
“Last year our total proposals awarded were worth $32 million, which is up 12.9 percent from fiscal year 2005,” says Wayne Huebner, CerE’82, PhD CerE’87, vice provost for research at UMR.
Since 2000, UMR has seen a 106 percent increase in federal engineering and science research and development expenditures. Also during that period, UMR’s industry-sponsored research increased 156 percent.
This year, UMR will receive $8.2 million in federal funding. A few of the projects include: