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Bethel named among worldwide leaders in robotics

A Mississippi State computer science and engineering professor has been recognized as one of the world’s top leaders in the field of robotics. Cindy Bethel, a professor in Mississippi State’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, has been named as one of the “World’s 50 Most Renowned Women in Robotics” by Analytics Insight magazine. The recognition comes in the magazine’s ...

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Blackbourn steps down after 15-year tenure as MSU College of Education dean, returns to the classroom in January

Mississippi State’s Richard Blackbourn, who has led the university’s College of Education for 15 years, is stepping back to the faculty and returning to the classroom effective Jan.1, 2021. The announcement was made today [July 1] by MSU Provost and Executive Vice President David R. Shaw who commended the longtime dean for his leadership of the college and for his ...

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Dr. Donzell Lee retires from Alcorn after 45 years of service

One of Alcorn State University’s longest-tenured employees says goodbye to the University after four decades of service. Dr. Donzell Lee, former interim president during the 2018-2019 academic year, is retiring from Alcorn after 45 years. During his tenure, Lee served in numerous positions that include instructor of music and chairman of the Department of Fine Arts, director of the Honors ...

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Bailey Education Group welcomes Jennifer Boykin

Jennifer Boykin, Ed.D., has joined Bailey Education Group and will serve as a project manager.  Boykin brings 16 years of experience in the field of special education in the public sector. “We are proud to have Jennifer on our team,” announced Pat Ross, Vice President of Operations. “There is a great demand for her services, and she will enable the ...

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Reddy elected president of Mississippi Academy of Sciences

A Mississippi State faculty member has been elected to lead the Mississippi Academy of Sciences by members-at-large. K. Raja Reddy, research professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and scientist in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, begins his term as MAS president July 1. As president, Reddy plans ...

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Jamie Williams joins Bailey Education Group

Jamie Williams, a former teacher, assistant principal, and principal, is joining the Bailey Education Group as a project manager specializing in leadership coaching and managing our work with school districts.  Jamie is certified in Elementary Education, Special Education, Psychometry, and School Administration, thus allowing her to serve schools and districts in many capacities. “We are excited to welcome Jamie to ...

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MSU ranks fourth in U.S. academia for supercomputing power 

Mississippi State University is again among the nation’s elite in supercomputing power. MSU’s Orion supercomputer is the fourth most powerful academic data center in the U.S., according to rankings released this week by Top500.org. Orion is ranked at No. 68 on Top500’s list of the world’s most powerful computing systems. Managed by MSU’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory, Orion was installed on ...

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MSU stargazers Tanner, Geneser part of new planet discovery

A Mississippi State physics and astronomy faculty member and graduate student are among authors of a paper published in the journal Nature today [June 24] announcing their discovery of a new planet orbiting a nearby star 31.9 light-years away. The discovery positions astronomers to increase their understanding of how stars and planets form and evolve. A research team that includes MSU Associate Professor ...

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MSU seniors receive prestigious architecture travel awards

A Mississippi State senior architecture student will experience the trip of a lifetime and learn more about her field of study with help from a $20,000 Aydelott Travel Award. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Aydelott Foundation has granted a deferral for this year’s Travel Award winners, who include MSU’s Nada Abdel-Aziz of Greenwood. She is the fifth ...

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FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts  

Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative. MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory was recently designated as the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Safety Research Facility, placing the research center as the helm of studying and developing safety and certification standards as UAS become increasingly integrated in the U.S. airspace. “Mississippi ...

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