Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

Ole Miss launches new law/engineering program

OXFORD — Following a national trend to make higher education more “user-friendly,” the University of Mississippi schools of Engineering and Law have joined forces to create a new program that provides early admission to the latter. Through the accelerated law program, students in the general engineering pre-law program can be admitted into a fast-tracked Bachelor […] [...]

Engineering firm promotes Kenneth Collins, Jeffrey Douglas May

by MBJ Staff Published: August 9,2013

Tags: engineering, Kenneth J. Collins, Michael Baker Jr. Inc

The engineering firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc. has promoted Kenneth J. Collins, P.E. and Jeffrey Douglas May, P.E. Collins is now assistant vice president, transportation design operations manager. He is responsible for design oversight for all transportation-related projects, client relationships and budget management in the firm’s Ridgeland office where he is located. May was promoted […] [...]

Niki Goerger wins Army award

by MBJ Staff Published: August 9,2013

Tags: engineering, Niki Goerger, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Dr. Niki Goerger of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has received the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her service with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) from August 2008 to November 2012. Goerger currently serves as business development director at […] [...]

Problems with paint, birds delay bridge project completion

COLUMBUS — It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home. […] [...]

Ridgeland’s Terracon is country’s largest geotechnical engineering firm

by Becky Gillette Published: July 26,2013

Tags: engineering, geotechnical engineering, Terracon Consultants

In 2009 Ridgeland-based Aquaterra Engineering, derived from Ware Lind Engineers, the first geotechnical engineering firm in Mississippi, had offices in five Southeastern states. The company decided to grow even larger by merging with Terracon Consultants Inc., a firm that is now the largest geotechnical engineering firm in the country with more than 3,000 employees and […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer welcomes Keith Boteler

by MBJ Staff Published: July 19,2013

Tags: engineering, Keith Boteler, Neel-Schaffer Inc.

  Neel-Schaffer Inc. has added Keith Boteler to its transportation group located in Jackson. Boteler recently retired after 25 years of service to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). While at MDOT, he was responsible for all IT/CADD related planning, development, implementation, and support for the Roadway Design Division. Boteler received his bachelor degree in […] [...]

Justin Jones earns Corps of Engineers license

by MBJ Staff Published: July 19,2013

Tags: engineering, Justin Jones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineering

  Justin Jones of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently obtained his professional civil engineer license. Jones is a native of Vicksburg, and earned his bachelor of science Degree in civil and environmental engineering from Mississippi State University. He recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan.   [...]

Collins Simpson, Will Pentecost earn engineering certifications

by MBJ Staff Published: July 19,2013

Tags: Collins Simpson, engineering, Waggoner Engineering, Will Pentecost

    Collins Simpson and Will Pentecost of Waggoner Engineering have become licensed professional engineers in the state of Mississippi. Simpson joined Waggoner in 2011 as an engineering intern and has worked on several projects with the firm thus far, including Starlanding Road, multiple state aid projects and the Short Fork Wastewater Treatment facility site […] [...]

Pickering Firm names owners

by MBJ Staff Published: July 5,2013

Tags: engineering, Mike Foster, Pickering Firm

Pickering Firm Inc. has named new principal and associate principal owners. The new principal owners are Mike Foster, PE, Rick Ferguson, PE, and Dan Townsend, PE. Foster, senior civil Engineer, Hernando office, is a graduate of Arkansas State University and has 21 years of experience. Ferguson, senior bridge engineer, Flowood office, is a graduate of […] [...]

ERDC to furlough more than 1,000 workers due to federal sequester

by Associated Press Published: June 28,2013

Tags: budget, defense, development, engineer, engineering, federal government, furlough, innovation, job, military, research, sequester

VICKSBURG — About 1,050 employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg and three other locations expect to be furloughed one day a week beginning July 8 through Sept. 30. “Approximately 60 percent of the ERDC workforce is subject to furlough,” ERDC assistant director Alice Duke said in an email to […] [...]

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