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October 19, 2017
The Mizzou Advantage is pleased to announce a call for high impact conference proposals that support one or more Mizzou Advantage areas including Food for the Future, One Health/One Medicine, Sustainable Energy, and Media of the Future. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until funds have been expended. Requests are limited to $20,000.Read more »
October 13, 2017
All MU graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply for a $1,500 mini-grant to conduct small research projects on undergraduate/graduate teaching and learning methods and impacts. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2017. Additional information is available at http://gradstudies.missouri.edu/cirtl/cirtl-events-courses.php.
October 4, 2017
Register for the free Mizzou Innovators conference, Oct. 12, 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Monsanto Auditorium, MU Bond Life Sciences Center. Investment, business, tech-transfer and faculty pros will share what it takes to commercialize early-stage innovations. Free and open to the public. See the full schedule and register here.
July 27, 2017
The Mizzou Advantage Interdisciplinary Research Grant guidelines were updated July 24, 2017. Visit the Research Grants page to download the latest version of the guidelines.
February 9, 2017
MU’s longstanding culture of collaboration encourages faculty to partner with like-minded researchers from other fields. The Mizzou Advantage initiative builds on this rich history in four deep-seated areas of strength: Food for the Future, Media of the Future, One Health/One Medicine, and Sustainable Energy.
December 2, 2016
Here you will find a wide variety of prepared materials highlighting MU excellence including publications like PowerPoint slides, one-page marketing pieces and booklets as well as videos and video mailers. To complete your publication or mailer, you can also upload your own customized files or videos. Download a PDF at no cost, or submit aRead more »
November 1, 2016
The MU School of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Mizzou Advantage initiative announce a Request for Applications for pilot projects in translational science and biomedical innovations. The goal is to support pilot projects of up to $50,000 that will subsequently be highly competitive for external funding. Proposals must reflect strong collaborationRead more »
June 18, 2015
October 23, 2014
Many of today’s medicines are chemical compounds that can be very toxic. University of Missouri researcher Kattesh Katti and team have developed new technology to develop gold nanoparticles naturally, and without the use of any toxic chemical. This green nanotechnology is able to target certain types of cancer cells for treatment without creating harmful byproducts.Read more »
Sometimes event the smallest of things can have the biggest impact. University of Missouri Researcher Shubhra Gangopadhyay and team are developing nanotechnology that enhances the delivery of drugs to treat life-threatening illnesses. This technology is also being used by the Department of Defense to produce energy and detect biological weapons.
June 3, 2014
‘The Mizzou Advantage’ turns four years old this summer and celebrates producing collaborative interdisciplinary research, raising more than $13 million and bringing nationally renowned faculty to The University of Missouri campus. The organization also announced Jerry Frank as the new faculty fellow, effective June 1. Story by: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. — TheRead more »
June 2, 2014
MU will focus on inter-state collaboration to formulate sustainable solutions to growing issues such as contemporary watershed management and pollution through research, education and outreach. This partnership allows MU to perform cutting-edge research alongside government officials and other prominent universities. Story By: CAFNRnews Earlier in May, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the latest plans for the Mississippi River/Gulf of MexicoRead more »
November 21, 2013
Research Reactor officials at the University of Missouri announce a partnership to produce a radiopharmaceutical to assess heart damage.
November 12, 2013
The University of Missouri is one of 16 public institutions to be designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public Land-grant Universities.
June 27, 2013
University of Missouri Professor William “Bill” Jacoby’s Carbon Recycling Center has been examining the use of supercritical water to process biomass and other wastes.
May 23, 2013
“Given what is happening on campus with Mizzou Advantage and building interdisciplinary graduate programs, it’s an exciting time for the Graduate School,” said Rubin.
May 17, 2013
Tony Lupo, department chair of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, recently appeared on a Moscow television station.
May 1, 2013
After stopping tray use, food waste dropped by approximately 6,000 pounds per month.
April 25, 2013
MU will use the $2 million gift to create an endowment to support the Mizzou Advantage Sustainable Energy initiative.
MU assistant professor of forestry Francisco Aguilar is turning animal waste into cooking fuel using a bio-digester.
December 13, 2012
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December 7, 2012
Thanks to a new biomass boiler that will now use sustainably-sourced biomass, the university’s coal burning is intended to be reduced by at least 25 percent, greatly reducing our carbon footprint.
December 3, 2012
Assistant Professor Jung Ha-Brookshire has concluded that American’s overvaluing American-made goods could be hurting American stores due to the perception that these goods are too expensive.
November 30, 2012
Many sustainable energy efforts on the MU campus have contributed to national and international awards for innovations. Most recently, a wind turbine has been constructed on MU’s campus along with a biomass boiler capable of burning fuel from sustainable Missouri resources.
October 17, 2012
Mizzou Advantage awarded researcher Shibu Jose a seed grant in 2010 to pursue a big idea for a biomass/biofuel corridor along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and his progress has been receiving media attention ever since. The recent news is a $5.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to analyze how various cropsRead more »
October 12, 2012
Fresh ideas about how to improve life in cities will be offered up in lectures provided by influential Columbia residents at the TEDxCoMo event scheduled for Saturday at City Hall.
October 8, 2012
This Mizzou Advantage project contributes to the Food for the Future area in a unique way: Investigators are finding new ways to grow and refine biomass in areas that won’t support traditional food crops.
October 5, 2012
Carbon nanotubes hold promise for industry but need monitoring, say researchers at MU and USGS.
Infectious bacteria received a taste of their own medicine from University of Missouri researchers who used viruses to infect and kill colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, common disease-causing bacteria.
September 26, 2012
Research into low energy nuclear reactions is just one of many of the exciting projects going on in Mizzou Advantage’s Sustainable Energy area.
June 19, 2012
Biomass is one obvious answer to the question of how this country will address its needs for renewable, sustainable energy resources.
Ground source energy is an endlessly renewable resource that is not dependent upon the wind blowing, the sun shining nor the burning of fossil fuels.
June 14, 2012
An MU investigator is exploring how RNA could improve pharmaceuticals, agriculture and green energy.
In the future, table scraps could help power homes and businesses.
May 23, 2012
MU officials will host and direct summer school programs designed to encourage undergraduates to consider entering nuclear science fields.
May 16, 2012
A five-member team from the College of Engineering made it to the semi-finalist round of the 2011-2012 AECOM Water Student Design Competition.
April 27, 2012
Recently, MU unveiled its strategy for “One Mizzou.”
An engineering project’s focus is energy efficiency improvement for the agricultural sector in Missouri.
April 20, 2012
Many scientists are convinced that a new source of clean, cheap renewable energy is within reach.
April 3, 2012
An MU professor has developed and demonstrated a new “convection battery” that is a giant step toward allowing electric vehicles to replace those dependent on petroleum.
March 20, 2012
Yangchuan Xing brings with him his current research, which focuses on energy conversion and storage.
March 9, 2012
Construction is underway on the 100 percent biomass-fueled boiler at MU’s power plant.
March 2, 2012
This week, the University of Missouri begins a one-of-a-kind technology-based online game that will engage students and community members in a new way.
February 24, 2012
For decades, engineers and designers have thought of buildings as jigsaw puzzles: Parts — from windows and floors to pipes and electrical wiring — are pieced together to form a structure. But Robert Reed, associate research professor in the College of Engineering and co-chair of MU’s Center for Sustainable Energy, thinks that needs to change.
February 22, 2012
To help Missouri animal farmers go green and save money, a team made up of the University of Missouri (MU), Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA), and EnSave, Inc., will partner to provide energy audits, loans, interest buy downs, rebates and grants to retrofit energy-saving equipment.
February 21, 2012
MU researchers are studying ways to boost sorghum potential to brew not booze, but biofuel.
The University of Missouri’s Bradford Research and Extension Center is embarking on the university’s first nationally funded organic farming research project.
A multi-disciplinary team at the Bradford Research Center will explore the best management practices for a three-year organic transition phase.
Can farmers reduce a gas thought to contribute to global warming and increase production simply by adopting a new tillage practice? A research agronomist at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources thinks he has found the way.
February 14, 2012
Scientists at the University of Missouri are the recipients of a five-year, $5.5 million gift from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation that will help focus efforts in fundamental, physical sciences in the search for new alternative energy sources.
February 9, 2012
A diverse group from across campus came together this semester to sponsor an undergraduate research project looking into stormwater best management practices at the University of Missouri.
December 28, 2011
In 2011, 20/20 Columbia proved that great ideas taste even better when they’re delivered fast and fresh. Now, the project is ringing in 2012 with a new website that features videos of past presentations.
December 6, 2011
As public debate about global warming, pollution, water shortages and the organic movement intensifies, issues about food are often at the center of the controversy. For journalists, explaining how food is grown and why it matters means first understanding the science, then making it relevant.
Biomass for fermentation creates extreme acid conditions, and every step increases the final product’s cost. Researcher Gary Stacey, professor of plant sciences at MU, and Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, are doing some extreme science in hopes of keeping costs down
The MU Power Plant might be considered the James Brown of the University of Missouri. Churning up to 66 megawatts of electricity and 1.1 million pounds of steam per hour, it’s undoubtedly the hardest working facility on campus.
When MU’s power plant fires up its new biomass boiler in 2012, it will do more than make the campus energy supply more sustainable — it will create a new market for Missouri-grown tree crops, says Hank Stelzer, an associate professor of forestry in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
MU researchers are working on the next generation of sustainable energy technology. Here’s a peek at how those innovations might change our homes in years to come.
During summer 2011, Jenna Isaacson, BJ ’01, of Washington, D.C., drove a 19-foot camper through 29 states to photograph thrift store shoppers and good finds. She hopes the project, which she blogs about at allthriftystates.com, will raise awareness about excessive consuming habits and change the perception of many who believe thrift stores are places to donate, not shop.
Today, Scott Andrews, BS Ag ’76, continues his family’s cotton legacy on a century-old farm in southeast Missouri. Much has changed since he first started farming the land, including nearly all cotton farming practices, which have become more sustainable from both business and environmental perspectives.
A group of six Mizzou students wants to show by example that anyone, even the cash-strapped college crowd, can lead a more sustainable life.
December 2, 2011
With the help of a $20,000 grant from Mizzou Advantage, Shibu Jose, director of MU’s Center for Agroforestry, has established a comprehensive blueprint for a commercial biofuel industry.
October 26, 2011
Right now, the university buys coal and natural gas from out of state to fire its boilers. But, when the new boiler goes online in 2012, MU will take a large step toward an in-state renewable energy source.
William “Bill” Jacoby, an associate professor of biological engineering with a joint appointment in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri, is researching the use of biomass as a sustainable, low-cost energy resource.
Patrick Pinhero, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Missouri, along with others, is developing a solar nanoantenna (nantenna) device that could potentially revolutionize our approach to solar power and the harvest of industrial waste heat.
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