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MSU engineering students earn national awards in EcoCAR competitions

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By BECKY GILLETTE Students from Mississippi State University (MSU) are working on some of the most important automotive engineering problems of today by participating in the national EcoCAR3 competition that challenges teams from 16 universities in North America to be the most efficient and innovative in improving hybrid vehicle energy efficiency while reducing emissions and maintaining performance. The competition in ...

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HB 1523 could keep MSU, Ole Miss and USM from hosting baseball regionals

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Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport’s governing body’s demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won’t take effect until the fall. Though there are many potential unknowns before the measure takes effect, 27 NCAA championships are scheduled this spring ...

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MSU architectural unit honored for Tanglefoot project

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A rendering of the proposed trailhead pavilion was the result of a 2014 workshop funded by the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design.  MSU architecture majors and Carl Small Town Center professionals helped the City of Houston gather ideas for enhancing the southern terminus of the Tanglefoot Trail cycling and pedestrian pathway.

Mississippi State University’s Carl Small Town Center is the American Planning Association’s selection for the 2016 James A. Segedy Award for Outstanding Student Project. The award is among several bestowed by APA’s Small Town and Rural Division. Two years ago, MSU architecture majors and Carl Center professionals helped the City of Houston organize a workshop to gather local ideas for ...

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Williams hangs out his own architect shingle

J. Scott Williams, a 1995 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art and Design, has been designing hospitals and other health-care facilities for Foil-Wyatt Architects and Planners, PLLC, Jackson, for 20 years. Since starting his own firm at the first of the year, JSW Architecture (JSWArchitecture.com), he hopes to put that experience with health care to good ...

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MSU wins ‘Grand’ awards

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Mississippi State University recently garnered five awards, including two first place honors, in this year’s Council for Advancement and Support of Education competition for District III. MSU competed against 125 higher education institutions in nine southeastern states to bring home “Grand” awards in Magazine Improvement and in the Photography Series category. CASE awarded the university’s Office of Public Affairs and ...

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Having a good internship ‘really sets students apart in the eyes of employers’

After his internship with California-based electric car maker Tesla, Mississippi State University engineering student Hagan Walker says it would be wonderful to go back to work for them someday.

By BECKY GILLETTE College internships can land students in interesting places. Two University of Southern Mississippi doctoral students, Dave Krzeminski and Nadine Lippa, earned internships at Adidas headquarters in Germany. And with two earlier internships under his belt, Mississippi State University electrical engineering student Hagan Walker landed an internship this past summer with Tesla, a California-based automotive and energy storage ...

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No records, but cattle markets offer promise

Cattle at the Henry H. Leveck Animal Research Center at Mississippi State University benefit from a concrete pad under the water trough in their pasture on Jan. 28, 2016. Concrete pads can reduce muddy conditions cattle endure during each Mississippi winter. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)

STARKVILLE — Beef cattle producers are not seeing the record high prices from a year ago, but strong export numbers are providing reasons to hope 2016 will be profitable. “Per capita consumption is predicted to be higher in 2016, beef production is expected to be up, and, most importantly, exports are projected to be significantly better than in 2015,” said Brian Williams, ...

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MSU drawing teens to cybersecurity camps

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By BECKY GILLETTE You only have to read the headlines about major security breaches ranging from the U.S. government to the major retailers to know that cybersecurity is a huge issue, and one that requires a skilled workforce to protect against major identity fraud. Mississippi State University has developed a summer camp program called Bulldog Bytes that is designed to ...

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University trying to attract more women to technology fields

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By BECKY GILLETTE  The percentage of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields has continued to shrink even as demand for jobs in those fields has grown rapidly. What can be done to encourage more young women to get interested in technology careers? Dr. Stacy Kastner, assistant professor of English at MSU, co-director of Bulldog Bytes, a residential ...

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