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Missouri Professor Wins Taylor Medal

Frank Liou, of manufacturing/engineering at Missouri S&T, wins a prestigious award Dr. Frank Liou, director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2020 Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). The award honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, […]

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Buoy Defeats Truman

Water sensor technology from the Great Lakes to the Baltic Sea What has solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, GPS, and copper cables? Hint: it’s not the General Motors Menlo EV, which technically checks all those boxes also. Water sensor technology, as it is formally known, is being implemented worldwide nowadays, combining some of the cleverest innovations […]

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Half-a-Million Dollar Man

Arizona engineering professor teaching computers to diagnose diseases While folks worldwide struggle to grasp the new realities of coping with the coronavirus pandemic, some of our core industries and learning pools are needed more than ever. University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering¬†assistant professor¬†Gregory Ditzlerhas received a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career […]

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Feel good about the future

The future of manufacturing is life-saving, creative, daring, exciting, resourceful, sustainable, efficient, and kind, with genius leadership Forbes magazine’s December issue features 30 Under 30 2020 Manufacturing and Industry- or, as Forbes also describes them, “young entrepreneurs building the future.” From new types of 3-D printing to “pantyhose that won’t rip,” the array of products, […]

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Pilgrims progress

What a difference a few centuries make!¬† You may remember learning of the hardships experienced by the English Puritans who boarded the intrepid ship Mayflower back in Anno Domini 1620? As recounted at Caleb Johnson’s mayflowerhistory.com, “The first half of the voyage went fairly smoothly, the only major problem was sea-sickness. But by October, they […]

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