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Stennis recognizes 2

NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized two employees with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Stennis Space Center employee Dave Smith of Picayune is a drafter with Syncom Space Services and was recognized for 37 years of support and for his dedication, work ethic and influence in managing the Engineering Services Drafting Department. Stennis Space Center ...

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Mississippians earn NASA Honor Awards at Stennis

Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and James Free, deputy associate administrator for technical in the NASA Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate, presented annual NASA Honor Awards to Stennis employees during a recent onsite ceremony. Mississippians honored were: Exceptional Service Medal David R. Keith of Diamondhead, a senior procurement analyst, recognized for his expertise and influence of both direction ...

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SUMESH ARORA: 10 ways to understand innovation

We hear a lot about innovation these days and terms such as the “innovation economy” or the “new economy” are frequently used interchangeably, along with the “21st century economy.”  This raises the following three questions: 1. What is considered innovative? 2. Why is it important? 3. How can you spot it? The simple definition of innovation according to the Merriam-Webster’s ...

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State’s telemedicine landscape earns ‘A’ from national group

Mississippi’s supportive policy landscape for telemedicine, including services for residents coping with mental illness, has earned the state an overall “A” rating from the American Telemedicine Association in its 2016 state-by-state report card. Mississippi is among only eight states earning that highest score in the association’s evaluation of performance in telemental and behavioral health. The Center for Telehealth at the ...

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Singing River Hospital upgrades robotic system

Singing River Health System recently acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, which is designed to advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The system has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. Dr. David Spencer, Jr., urology surgeon, was the first doctor at Singing River Hospital to perform a procedure using the ...

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Irby celebrates turning 90

Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. Irby was founded in 1926, by Stuart C. Irby, and is still headquartered in Jackson, with 65 locations in 25 states. The anniversary celebration kicked-off with a Vendor Expo/Counter Day where 33 of Irby’s top sponsoring vendors were represented. Irby also celebrated its loyal employees by providing every Irby ...

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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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TODD SMITH — News driven by technology, new journalism report finds

Growth around online video news has been largely driven by technology, publishers and platforms, instead of strong consumer demand, a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism finds – but breaking news events may hold clues to success. The report, The Future of Online News Video explores the explosion in online video news seen over the ...

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FAA expands restricted air space over Stennis Space Center

The Federal Aviation Administration has expanded the restricted air space over NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The expanded restricted air space bolsters Mississippi’s efforts to recruit more industry leaders to Stennis Space Center and the Gulf Coast region. “The FAA’s approval of the expansion of restricted air space over Stennis Space Center strengthens the NASA facility’s position as ...

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne say assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test. The AR1 is being developed to support the country’s mandate to eliminate U.S. reliance on the ...

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