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Jackson State engineers improvise slopes made of Yazoo Clay that’s blamed for costly erosions on highways

Two Jackson State University civil engineers, along with graduate students, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been working on Mississippi highway slopes with notorious Yazoo clay. Dr. Sadik Khan  and Dr. Farshad Amini from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology have been leading a project funded by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). They’re studying six ...

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Brent Story joins Neel-Schaffer as Georgia Director of Transportation Services

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced the addition of Brent Story, PE, to our Georgia Operations as Director of Transportation Services. Based in Neel-Schaffer’s Atlanta office, Brent will play an integral role in enhancing our services to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Having spent his entire career with GDOT, Brent brings over three decades of diverse project experience to his new ...

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Neel-Schaffer names Cunningham engineer manager for Starkville office

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has announced that John Cunningham, PE, has been promoted to the position of Senior Engineer Manager for the firm’s office in Starkville. Cunningham joined Neel-Schaffer in 2007 and has more than 25 years of experience as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for a wide variety of projects and disciplines. He is a Vice President with the firm ...

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Hinds parkway segment in Byram cited in national engineering competition

The Jackson -based joint venture of Waggoner Engineering and IMS has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for Segment 2 of the Hinds Parkway in Byram. The fully functional, 3.53-mile standalone roadway from Davis Road to Parks Road will eventually become part of the ...

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David Calvert joins Waggoner to lead construction services

Waggoner Engineering has hired David Calvert as the firm’s new Senior Discipline Manager for Construction Services. In his new role, Calvert will coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects and work closely with specialized contractors and other personnel to maximize efficiency and productivity. “We are very fortunate to have someone of David’s caliber join the Waggoner team,” said Bill ...

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Two Vicksburg researchers earn Black Engineer of the Year awards

LeKenya Walker and Cameron Thomas, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center employees in Vicksburg, are winners of the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) for Modern Day Technology Leaders. The award recognizes African-American scientists and engineers around the country who are shaping the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as promoting diversity and ...

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VT Halter’s Younger receives prestigious award

Buck Younger, Vice President of Engineering with VT Halter Marine, was named the Marine Engineer/Naval Architect of the Year by the Mobile Area Council of Engineers (MACE). VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), is a company of ST Engineering North America. VT Halter Marine also sponsored the two MACE scholarship winners. In April 2019, VT Halter Marine announced that the ...

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Stennis Space Center a “hidden wonder” home to major advanced technology developments

By BECKY GILLETTE Most people traveling along Interstate 10 in coastal Mississippi have little idea of the large federal city located north of the interstate. People come out of the pine trees to the sprawling campus of Stennis Space Center, an economic powerhouse estimated to have contributed more than $917 million during the most recent fiscal year to the economies ...

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