Monthly Archives: April 2014

SCE Student Receives UMKC School of Graduate Studies Research Grant


SCE Ph.D. student MD. Nahid Hossain recently received funding for his research, “Radiation Hardened Multilayer Graphene Nanoribbon Flash Memory”.  His project is funded by a $7000 UMKC School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Research Grant.

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Baja Racing Team Prepares for 2014 Competition Season


As the semester comes to a close, the UMKC Baja Racing team is getting ready for a grueling competition season.  The Baja team recently left for their first event, the Baja SAE UTEP competition, held April 24-27 in El Paso, TX. Continue reading

UMKC Human Powered Vehicle Team


The UMKC Human Powered Vehicle Team recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ East Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. There were 34 schools in attendance. Continue reading

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


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


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

UMKC Free Enterprise Center Planned

SCE is excited about the recent UMKC announcement that the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo., has made a significant contribution to support a new Free Enterprise Center on UMKC’s Volker Campus.  The Plaster Foundation’s contribution, described as “a significant seven-figure gift,” follows a $5 million pledge last fall from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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ASCE Student Chapter Receives Letter of Honorable Mention

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter at UMKC recently received a letter of honorable mention for the many activities that they organized and attended.

During the 2013 calendar year, the ASCE student chapter helped organize over 16 unique activities, ranging from a charity golf tournament to highway cleanups.  In addition, they also held several joint meetings with the local ASCE section and Geotech committee.

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