SCE News

ACM Teams Place at CCSC Programming Contest

IMG_7674Congratulations to the School of Computing and Engineering’s (SCE) two ACM student teams who competed at the 20th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Central Plains Conference programming contest at Westminster College in Fulton, MO on April 4-5, 2014. Continue reading

Associate Professor Reza Derakhshani earns prestigious award for research

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SCE Associate Professor Reza Derakhshani has been named a 2014 recipient of the N.T. Veatch Award For Distinguished Research and Creative Activity. The award recognizes distinguished research and other scholarly activities or creative activity accomplished by UMKC faculty. Continue reading

Blast Blind Simulation contest draws contestants worldwide

SCE Professor of Civil Engineering Dr. Ganesh Thiagarajan’s National Science Foundation (NSF) award (# CMMI 0748085, PI: Ganesh Thiagarajan) funded a Blast Blind Simulation Contest that attracted 40 worldwide entries. Continue reading

Professors Chen and Kevern speak at MSPE WC meeting

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SCE civil engineering professors, Drs. ZhiQiang Chen and John Kevern were invited speakers at the March 20, 2014 Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Western Chapter (MSPE WC) monthly meeting. Continue reading

SCE professor and students honored by MSPE Western Chapter

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Mike Kelly, P.E. was recently honored with the 2013-2014 Leadership Excellence Achievement Program (LEAP) Award, which was established by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Western Chapter (MSPE WC) in 2005. Continue reading

SCE students experience engineer’s tour of KCP&L Iatan Power Plant

DSC05029Fifteen SCE engineering students received a tour of the largest coal-fired generating power plant in Missouri, the KCP&L Iatan Power Plants, consisting of two power stations, Iatan Unit 1 and Iatan Unit 2. Continue reading

SCE Blood Drive makes notable impact

The E-Week Blood Drive on February 26 sponsored by Engineers without Borders (EWB) and the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) student chapter registered a total of 89 donors and collected 64 units of blood for local Kansas City hospitals. There were 26 first time donors. Continue reading

UMKC SCE Hosts First Annual RooBuilders Competition

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The first annual RooBuilders bridge-building competition for Kansas City area middle and high school students was held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium.

Eleven teams – eight in the high school division and three in the middle school division – competed at the event, testing bridges they had constructed from balsa wood, glue and a card sheet. The competition, which encourages critical thinking and teamwork, challenged students to design, build and test a unique bridge that would be evaluated on its creative design, load capacity and load efficiency.

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Four SCE Women Graduate Students Receive GAF Awards

Four talented UMKC SCE women graduate students have been selected to receive UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistant Fund (GAF) Awards.  These competitive awards are based on the merits of their proposed projects and/or scholarly activities. Lean more about how their efforts will be making a difference.   

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