Category Archives: Announcement

SCE Student Leaders Receive UMKC SGA Awards

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Two SCE student leaders received UMKC SGA Awards at the May 5, 2014 SGA Leadership Awards Banquet.  Mechanical engineering freshman Torshawna Griffin received the UMKC SGA Emerging Leader Award, given to a freshman, sophomore or first year transfer student whose energy and vision revitalized their student org or council.  Mechanical engineering graduating senior Sierra Shipley received the UMKC SGA Best Leader of a Student Organization, the highest award given to a student organization leader.  Sierra is the 2013-2014 president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). These awards are given to 13 student leaders annually.  Nominations for the awards are evaluated by the SGA executive board which selects each years’ recipients.  Congratulations Torshawna and Sierra!

Elliott Goff wins Whitaker Fellowship in Zurich

Elliott Goff, a UMKC SCE mechanical engineering graduate student has been awarded the prestigious Whitaker Fellowship from the Whitaker International Program to spend a year conducting research in Zurich at the Institute for Biomechanics at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH).

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SCE Hosts MOU Discussions with Delegates of Canik Basari University in Samsun, Turkey

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Delegates of the Canik Başari University of Samsun, Turkey, President Yunus Bekdemir and Chair Ferhat Ozturk, visited UMKC on Monday, April 28, to initiate a student and faculty exchange program between our two universities, with the mediation of Dr. Aydin, Executive Director of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest.  They were warmly welcomed by UMKC Vice Provost and SCE Dean, Kevin Truman, and international student affairs officer, Nigyar Dzhafarova.

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SCE Student Receives UMKC School of Graduate Studies Research Grant

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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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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

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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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 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