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MSU engineering professor receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Lei Chen, A Mississippi State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is among 37 researchers to receive the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, a prestigious junior faculty grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Chen was recognized for his research on metallic additive manufacturing. The award provides $5,000 in seed money for research. Chen also will receive a matching ...

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3 promoted at Belinda Stewart Architects

Belinda Stewart Architects recently made three promotions. Craig Bjorgum, AIA, is now Technical Director, in addition to his duties of Project Manager and Project Architect. Holly Hawkins, AIA, is Marketing Director, along with the duties of Project Designer and Project Manager. Stephanie Stewart, Assoc. AIA, is Studio Director, as well as Project Designer and Project Manager.

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Agostinelli Relocates to Biloxi Office

After six years in the downtown Jackson office, partner Jason Agostinelli, AIA, has joined Dale Partners’ Biloxi Team. Agostinelli’s work includes the MGM Park, Biloxi; the Award Winning, GRAMMY Museum® MISSISSIPPI, in Cleveland, MS; the Wind Creek Casino / Hotel and BB King Blues Club, Montgomery, Ala. Agostinelli joined Dale Partners in the 2011 merger with Barranco Architecture and worked ...

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BMA’s Otto earns Texas Professional land surveyor license

Mark Otto of Brown, Mitchell & Alexander in Gulfport has successfully passed the Texas State Professional Surveyor Exam. Otto has over 24 years’ experience surveying in Mississippi. His specialties include boundary and topographic surveys, ALTA/ACSM land title surveys, utility route surveys, and boundary line agreements and adjustments. He is also a licensed FAA UAV (drone) pilot and conducts aerial surveys ...

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Biloxi giving downtown icon a facelift

By JULIA MILLER Biloxi is hoping to give its downtown area a facelift, and it’s starting by restoring Saenger Theatre and Community Center to its former glory. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich believes this project will be an economic boon to the area. He is so passionate about the project that he even held his recent swearing-in at the theater ...

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MSU’s Bagley takes courses southward

By BECKY GILLETTE The Mississippi Gulf Coast has one of the most robust job markets in the state for engineering due to major employers like the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Huntington Ingalls Industries and others. A market analysis done several years ago showed a 20 percent growth in the projected engineering jobs in the Gulf Coast area. It used to be ...

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Beard+Riser opens new office in Oxford

Special to the MBJ Beard + Riser Architects of Greenwood has opened a new office in Oxford, to be located in The Edison at 1450 University Ave. The new office will be led by Dale Riser, who has over 22 years of leadership and project management experience. Prior to forming Beard+Riser in 2007, Riser worked for four years on primarily ...

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Waggoner Engineering Welcomes Lynn Wolfe as Senior Project Manager

Lynn Wolfe has joined Waggoner Engineering, Inc., as senior project manager. In this role, Wolfe will be responsible for managing a portfolio of Waggoner’s client accounts and ensuring their success. Prior to joining Waggoner, Wolfe served as a civil engineering manager for BAE Systems, Inc., where he consulted for the U.S. Air Force. He has also held positions at Neel ...

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New interior designer at architecture firm

Kenny King has joined Dale Partners Architects, P.A., as an Interior Designer. King is a graduate of Delta State University, and has more than three decades of national and international interior design experience. Having recently lived and practiced commercial and residential interior design in the San Francisco Bay Area for 28 years, King was exposed to diverse sectors of design ...

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