Daily Archives: May 14, 2010

Motion detectives: UMKC SCE’s Human Motion Lab is moving to change the world

Gait LabOne relatively modest grant might not seem like enough to change the world. But in the hands of researchers at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering (SCE), it can help build a better knee, a better bicycle, better concrete, help prevent osteoarthritis, help the elderly recover from falls and even identify who’s telling the truth and who’s hiding something. Thanks to a $263,685 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SCE’s Human Motion Lab is being put to work finding those solutions. The grant, titled “Major Research Instrumentation: Acquisition of an Experimental Platform to Support Research and Educational Activities in Human Motion,” was authored by SCE assistant professors of mechanical engineering Greg King and Trent Guess, and assistant professors of electrical engineering Reza Derakhshani and Walter Leon-Salas. It is one of about 11,500 awarded from a pool of approximately 44,000 requests. Click to read story >

UMKC SCE Dean Kevin Truman Receives Prestigious Award

KZT Bliss AwardOverview @ SAMESociety of American Military Engineers’ Bliss Medal recognizes excellence in educating, mentoring and motivating students.  In the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) recognized UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering Dean Kevin Truman for excellence in educating, mentoring and motivating students. Truman accepted SAME’s 2009 Bliss Medal on May 5 at SAME’s 2010 Joint Engineer Education and Training Conference and Expo.   More UMKC Press Release . . . and at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/militaryengineers/page12/