Breaking New Ground: A special report
City Garden School, led by Nicole Knapp-Weber, provides an alternative learning environment in the form of Waldorf schooling for first to third grades. About two dozen children are enrolled.
While helping keep people and their dogs together, MU associate professor Jeffrey Bryan discovers a surprise that could potentially lead to a treatment for cancer.
Grover Shannon of MU's Department of Plant Sciences used genetic breeding to create a healthier, soybean-based alternative to trans fats. The soybean industry has high hopes for his high oleic breed of soybeans.
The Missourian takes an in-depth look at how members of the Columbia community are using their skills and resources to break new ground in a special publication, "Bright Ideas."
MU professor Kevin Keegan created a device that has had a worldwide impact on lameness detection in horses.
MU researchers Gavin King and Krishna Sigdel created a 3-D atomic force microscope that would help scientists observe proteins in cell membranes on a molecular level.
A new music certificate program created by Professor Jonathan Kuuskoski will teach students how to self-start careers in the music industry. MU will be the first university to offer the music entrepreneurship certificate to both undergraduates and graduates.
Sinclair School of Nursing professor Urmeka Jefferson's research aims to increase rates of breastfeeding in African-American women and decrease infant mortality.
This year, the Missourian is using its annual Progress Edition to highlight people who are using their expertise and resources in original ways to break new ground.
Bill Ma, an engineering professor at MU, has developed technology that could prevent mechanical systems from overheating more efficiently than existing methods.
MU professor John Viator hopes to introduce new technology, which aims to cut down the amount of time necessary to detect metastasized cancer cells, developed in MU's Viator Lab to the market.
Two Columbia teenagers are developing an app for smart phones that brings diagnostic technology to the patient, instead of the patient having to travel to see a doctor.
Although the U.S. hasn't had an anthrax attack since 2001, scientists are working on ways to speed virus detection. An MU researcher played a part in proving that a new process works.
One Columbia doctor who is a proponent of the 3D-designed knees says they have benefits for patients and surgeons.
Columbia Public Schools is implementing a criminalistics program, giving students the opportunity to expand their interest in STEM-related topics.
For Emily Crowe, MU Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy instructor, "Exercise is important at any age."
Brad Carlson combines traditional shadow puppetry with video and still image projection. The technique was used in the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics to create an illusion of depth.
MU professor Don Spiers created an app that monitors heat stress in cows. It could save the cattle industry billions of dollars and revolutionize modern farming.
Skinue's Jordanian manufacturer plans to expand across the U.S., but for now, Columbia is the only place where the camel milk cosmetics are for sale.
A large-scale solar "farm" initiative being considered by the city would make solar energy more accessible.