Mizzou MEMs

Missouri engineering students to collaborate with Honeywell

Administrators at the University of Missouri have signed an industry agreement with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies centered around R&D for big data analytics and Micro-Electrical-Mechanical systems (MEMs) that can assist with national security.

Missouri’s College of Engineering faculty, staff and students will partner on the project to develop technologies that enhance national security, while furthering the progress of engineering students with internships and career development tools.

The collaboration is designed to provide resources to research faculty and a “student-centric learning experience” in STEM-related fields.

Currently, Honeywell employs more than 190 graduates from the University of Missouri, a figure that is expected to rise as the collaboration continues to take shape.

Honeywell manages the Kansas City National Security Campus, an engineering and advanced manufacturing collaborative that supports the National Nuclear Security Administration. 

Honeywell and the College of Engineering will share resources, space and equipment as the two look to discover and implement new strategies. MU researchers will share their knowledge in big data analytics and MEMs, tiny micromachines that can be put to use in national security monitoring applications, among other fields of expertise.

“Solving future global challenges requires even broader thinking and approaches,” Elizabeth Loboa, dean of the MU College of Engineering, said in a press release Thursday. “Universities and industry partners teaming up to meet these challenges makes sense. Not only does the partnership provide experiential learning opportunities to our students to prepare them for the workforce, but it also allows academia and industry to utilize their strengths in pursuit of a common goal.”

“Education is the foundation of a skilled workforce and helps fuel innovation,” Robin Stubenhofer, vice president of engineering at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, said in a statement Thursday. “We are pleased to collaborate with the University of Missouri in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Together we will advance the national security mission.”

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