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Imaging institute at Mississippi State has variety of uses for its tools in business and research

Amanda Lawrence’s photo (above) of Pollen lodged in the hair on a spider’s leg won second place in the international competition at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2016 meeting. Lawrence is a student with the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies at Mississippi State University.

By BECKY GILLETTE Zack Rowland, who recently became director of the Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies (I2AT) at Mississippi State University,  has long had a serious interest in photography and electrical engineering. Now he is overseeing an institute with state-of-the-art equipment with such strong microscopic magnifications that it is almost possible to see individual atoms. “Current research activities are being ...

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Award-winning landscape architect discovered passion for career early


Christian Preus, who grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Webb, found his professional calling when he was just a high school student in Clarksdale. “I discovered landscape architecture and felt it was a great fit for me,” he said. What appealed to Preus most was the diversity of the profession, and how “I could have opportunities to ...

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Students winning national auto competitions highlight of Marshall Molen’s MSU career


When Dr. G. Marshall Molen, P.E., Ergon distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Mississippi State University, first got involved in supervising MSU student teams to compete in the Challenge X Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, he could have little dreamed the outcome. When they first started, Molen and his colleagues—engineering Dean ...

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Reichert to lead council

Nancy Reichert, a faculty member of Mississippi State’s biological sciences department, is the 2016-2017 president-elect for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. Reichert will serve as the 45th president of the national organization. CAST, which was established in 1972, consists of scientists whose goal is to “bring science-based information to policymaking and the public.” Reichert received her Bachelor of ...

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MSU’s Kirkland honored

Brenda Kirkland, a Mississippi State University associate professor of geosciences, is the first woman to receive an international award given by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Kirkland has been honored with the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award. The award, bestowed on a professional who has significantly contributed to geological education, emphasizes the recipient’s success in teaching, guiding ...

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Laird promoted at MSU

Jim Laird, a Starkville native and longtime writer and editor, has been promoted to research and executive support editor for Mississippi State University. He is assuming the duties of Joe Farris, who is retiring. Laird will provide key research and writing executive support for the Office of the President and serve as the liaison to the Board of Trustees of ...

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Weiskopf takes MSU post

Lee Weiskopf, a Columbia native and Mississippi State graduate with extensive experience in state government policy development, has been chosen to direct Mississippi State University’s state government affairs efforts. Weiskopf succeeds John Tomlinson who is retiring after a 29-year career representing MSU. Weiskopf will work with top MSU administrators and state legislators to determine how taxpayer monies are allocated to ...

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International trade program connects Extension to China

Mississippi State University plant and soil sciences associate professor Guihong Bi, right, shows tomatoes being grown at a Shandong Shouguang Vegetable Industry Group greenhouse to MSU Extension agents, from left, Emily Carter, Lanette Crocker and Lisa Stewart on June 20, 2016. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Nathan Gregory)

BEIJING, China — Expanding Mississippi agriculture requires getting to know potential markets, and a group of Mississippi State University Extension agents is seeing one of the largest in the world firsthand. A tour of Shanghai, Beijing and the Shandong Province is the last in a three-step international trade training program. In November, agents learned the basic principles of international trade. ...

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State’s produce offers new value to gleaners

Gleaners harvest leftover crops and distribute them to the hungry. Volunteers are needed at all steps of the process, from harvesting to distribution. These sweet potatoes were bagged for delivery at Mississippi State University. (File Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)

An organization ready to harvest and distribute quality food to the hungry always looks for new farms to glean and more hands to help with the work. The Mississippi Gleaning Network exists to link agricultural endeavors with organizations that distribute food to the needy. It is operated under the Society of St. Andrew, a Christian nonprofit, nationwide organization that supplies ...

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Keenum new SEC president

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference by his fellow presidents/chancellors. Keenum succeeds Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. As SEC president, Keenum will head the seven-member executive committee. The panel is empowered under conference by-laws to hear and decide appeals of disciplinary/enforcement matters, fill conference vacancies, and ...

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