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New U.S. courthouse design in Greenville approved

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has approved the design concept for the new U.S. Courthouse in Greenville. The building will provide a much-needed new court facility for the Northern District of Mississippi and will stimulate economic development in the community. Located at the northern edge of Greenville’s historic district on Washington Avenue, the new functional, secure, and modern building ...

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Dean and Dean adds Miley as Associate AIA

Dean and Dean/Associates Architects, P.A., announced the addition of Nathan A. Miley as an Associate AIA. Miley joins the Jackson-based firm after recently graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Architecture. At MSU, Miley was involved in several campus groups including the School of Architecture’s Studio Culture Committee. He earned the American Institute of Architects Mississippi Chapter’s Design ...

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Glenn Ledet joins Neel-Schaffer as Coastal Science Program Manager

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced Glenn Ledet, Jr., PE, has joined the firm and will serve as Program Manager for Coastal Science and Engineering, working out of Neel-Schaffer’s Baton Rouge office. Ledet will be responsible for regional and corporate business development and project implementation of Coastal and Water Resources initiatives. Projects he will be responsible for include engineering, design and implementation of ...

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Charles Curcio named Sr. Discipline Manager at Waggoner

Waggoner Engineering, Inc. has hired Charles Curcio PE, CFM, to serve as Sr. Discipline Manager and Client Account Manager for the Civil / Hydrology & Hydraulics discipline area. Curcio has almost 40 years of experience in the industry as a project engineer on a wide variety of civil engineering projects that include transportation, drainage, erosion control, stormwater, site design work, ...

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McNeel awarded NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has awarded its highest honor to Jackson architect Richard McNeel, chief executive officer of JBHM Architecture, P.A. He is first Mississippi Architect to receive national honor for service to architecture. McNeel is one of 12 national awardees this year and the first Mississippian to receive the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service — specifically ...

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Engineering schools in Mississippi produce graduates vital to state’s work force

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi industries have a big demand for workers with engineering degrees, a fact that puts graduates from engineering schools in the state in a good position to land jobs that earn far above the state’s average salaries. The largest engineering school is the state is the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU), which had ...

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Seven state community colleges provide two-year engineering degrees

By BECKY GILLETTE Editor’s note: The three community colleges referred to in this article are among seven in the state that offer engineering degrees. Some of the best paying jobs in Mississippi and elsewhere are in engineering, and many of the state’s community and junior colleges provide an affordable path to get a degree that can prepare them to go ...

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MSU engineering professors investigating how to increase the number of women in STEM fields

By BECKY GILLETTE There has been a talent shortage in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) fields over the past decade and economic projections show an even greater demand for STEM professionals in the near future. Economic forecasts predict that the United States will have a shortfall of about 1 million STEM professionals over the next decade. But in the U.S., ...

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WBA Architecture expands to Nashville and celebrates ten years

As WBA Architecture celebrates its tenth anniversary this month, the partners of the Jackson-based architecture firm announce the opening of a new office in Nashville. “We are thrilled about having a presence in Nashville,” says Eric Whitfield, partner. “We instantly fell in love with the city, the people, and the vibrancy here. We are excited to do our part in ...

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