Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

MAKING JACKSON A BETTER PLACE — Ann Somers enjoys her career because of variety of projects and the people she meets

While growing up in Byram, Ann Somers loved putting thing together, such as puzzles, model cars and ships and fantasy Barbie kingdoms. That interest in building things led to a career in architecture, something she learned about as an eighth-grader. “I knew that was what I wanted to do,” Somers recalls. “Up to that point […] [...]

Licensing changes could streamline and shorten path to gaining an architectural degree

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: architecture, Business, education, engineering, Mississippi

New rules proposed by the board that develops programs for state licensing of architects aims to streamline internship requirements by eliminating elective hours from the equation. Ultimately the action could reduce the time it takes from graduation to becoming licensed by one third without compromising the profession’s emphasis on education, experience and examination, proponents say. […] [...]

MMBA honors Neel-Schaffer for diversity efforts

JACKSON — Neel-Schaffer received the Minority Business Champion Award for 2014 at the recent Mississippi Minority Business Alliance banquet. Founded in 1997, the MMBA is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance minority business opportunities. The Minority Business Champion Award, according to MMBA Chief Executive Officer Shellie Michael, is given annually to “corporate citizens who […] [...]

American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi installs officers to board of directors

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: architecture, Business, engineering, Mississippi

The American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi has installed officers to the board of directors. Members of the 2014-2015 board include: president, Jimmy Nelson of Allen & Hoshall; president-elect, David Bowman of Neel-Schaffer Inc.; secretary/treasurer, Scott Burge of A. Garner Russell & Associates; past president, Jeff Dungan of Dungan Engineering, P.A.; national director, David Compton of […] [...]

MSU, MGCCC strike partnership to bring engineering courses to Coast

STARKVILLE and GAUTIER — Mississippi State University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College haze signed a partnership agreement to bring engineering courses to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. MSU President Mark E. Keenum and MGCCC President Mary S. Graham said they believe engineering programs offered at MGCCC’s Jackson County Campus in Gautier will enhance the economic […] [...]

Anthony Jones gets nod at Waggoner Engineering

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, engineering, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Waggoner Engineering has named Anthony Jones to the position of CADD III technician in the company’s water resources division. He joined Waggoner in 2013 as a CADD technician in the firm’s civil, structural and aviation division. Jones has more than 19 years experience as a designer/draftsman, and has worked on projects including the Milan road […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer makes national ranking for 20th consecutive year

JACKSON — Neel-Schaffer Inc. is once again ranked among the nation’s Top 500 design firms by Engineering News-Record, coming in at 199th on ENR’s list for 2014. It marks the 20th consecutive year Neel-Schaffer has been included in ENR’s Top 500. Neel-Schaffer is the only Mississippi-based firm that is ranked among the top 200 nationally […] [...]

Students compete in bridge-building competition

JACKSON — Yesterday, middle and high school students from around the state competed in the Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Competition at the Hilton Garden Inn (King Edward Hotel) in Jackson. The TRAC program introduces students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of engineering and teaches students how to […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer takes top award from ACEC chapter for soccer complex

JACKSON — By helping turn a blighted area into a beautiful park and first-class soccer complex, Neel-Schaffer Inc., has been honored by the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/MS). Neel-Schaffer received one of the top six awards for its role in the design and construction of the Columbus Soccer Complex in […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer opens new Rankin County office

BRANDON — The Jackson-based engineering firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. has opened an office in Brandon that will be managed by Brandon native Derick Milner. Neel-Schaffer now has 39 offices, including 16 in Mississippi, spread throughout nine states. Neel-Schaffer also has a subsidiary surveying firm, Maptech Inc. that is located in Pearl, representing an additional office in […] [...]

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