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Nurturing Cross-Disciplinary Thinking

Mizzou students’ idea becomes reality 

It’s a program where political science, business, chemical engineering, food science and students from many disciplines come together to solve problems associated with poverty and food insecurity. A part of the Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, the Deaton Scholars Program (DSP) is devoted to growing global sharing and application of knowledge to combat local…

Feasting on Famine: Fighting ‘Hidden Hunger’ and Food Waste

Kiruba Krishnaswamy focuses on preventing food loss and extracting useful resources from food waste

Like many people, Kiruba Krishnaswamy loves to eat. She even calls herself a foodie, and she loves to explore the cuisines of different cultures. Despite her lifelong love of food, Krishnaswamy, an assistant professor of biological engineering, had never heard of food engineering before she went to college, but she was intrigued by it. One reason for her interest was…

After Hours: The Zine Scene

Logan Howard writes and designs zines, a form of magazine

Logan Howard has always been a fan of stories, especially storytelling. Growing up, Howard found an exciting and fun way to tell stories – writing and drawing zines. Zines are a form of magazine, generally a self-published work by a fan. Howard learned about zines through several music zines in the mid-1970s. “I really got into zines in the early…

Technology, Up Close

South Farm Research Center to host free event April 29 featuring a tractor show, demonstrations of ag-related innovations

The third and final installment of a series of events to commemorate 100 years of engineering in agriculture at the University of Missouri will be celebrated at the South Farm Research Center on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted. All donations will go to…

From Idea to Reality

Bioengineering graduate student unveils new dermatological laser technique discovered four years ago with former MU colleague

When working in the laboratory, Paul J.D. Whiteside has a few favorite sayings to help him through the trials and tribulations of his endeavors. The first one that comes to his mind? “I’d rather be lucky than good.” “It’s something that my granddad says and my dad says it, too,” says Whiteside, a third-year doctoral candidate in bioengineering who works in…

To Rwanda and Back

Bioengineering student shares experiences from Engineering World Health Summer Institute 

Jeff Chininis, a bioengineering student in the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, says the profession runs in the family. Growing up with two uncles and a grandfather in the field of engineering, he had suspected that he would follow in their footsteps. Upon arriving at the University of Missouri and taking introduction to engineering, Chininis drifted toward bioengineering. “Doing…

‘How to Own the Pond’

Bioengineering master's student works on creating cost-effective machinery to help farmers in his native Africa

Almost everyone probably has heard of this proverb at some point in their lives, but Gabriel Abdulai has made an amendment to the saying: “Teach me how to own the pond, so that I never go around looking for a pond to fish at, because if I own the pond, I know the time to fish and I can determine…

In Elite Company

Bioengineering professor joins ranks of prestigious organization's upper echelon

Very few people reach a point in their careers where their accomplishments place them among a small population considered to be the best of the best in their field. In March, Sheila Grant officially will join that population. Grant, a professor of bioengineering in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, recently received…

At the Start

Bioengineering, Agricultural Systems Management to celebrate roots in agricultural engineering

When looking on the west side of the “white campus” across of College Avenue, the Agricultural Engineering Building looks to have the same white limestone as its counterparts, but take a walk inside the courtyard area and the red brick that is synonymous with Lafferre Hall shoots out to the second floor. This was by design as a way to…

Advancing Surface Irrigation

Earl Vories honored with ASABE Award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation

Earl Vories has been a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for 30 years, and has attended ASABE conferences since he was in graduate school at the University of Arkansas. Vories, a professional engineer, earned a major award at the most recent ASABE conference — the Award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation. “These conference have…