COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A College of Missouri adjunct professor died in Thailand whereas on a winter break examine program with about 15 college students.
Wayne McDaniel, 64, died Friday whereas within the Phi Phi islands, that are close to the Malay peninsula. College spokesman Christian Basi stated Monday the varsity is working to substantiate particulars of McDaniel’s loss of life, The Columbia Tribune reported.
McDaniel was affiliate director of the Workplace of Expertise Administration and Trade Relations and an adjunct engineering professor.
The examine journey to Thailand takes college students to mangrove swamps, wildlife areas and the Phi Phi islands to check coral wreaths. There are 15 college students on this yr’s journey, with three school and workers, together with McDaniel, Basi stated. The journey started Dec. 26 and the group is due again Sunday.
McDaniel’s labored to barter and license know-how developed on the college and helped school startups develop into profitable companies, in keeping with his on-line biography. He earned a bachelor’s diploma in biology and grasp’s and doctoral levels in electrical engineering with a biomedical focus from Missouri.