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Mississippi State to launch first public university physician assistant program

By BECKY GILLETTE The first physician assistant training program at a public university in Mississippi is scheduled to begin no later than January 2021. “The Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, housed on Mississippi State University’s Riley Campus in Meridian, will prepare clinical practitioners to meet critical needs in rural healthcare,” said Sid Salter, chief communications officer for MSU. “The ...

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3-D printers can work while you sleep

By BECKY GILLETTE For a long time, there seemed to be more hype around 3-D printers than there were practical applications. But now exciting things are being done by 3-D printers in Mississippi, including plans by Relativity Space at the Stennis Space Center to build an autonomous rocket factory. Duane McLemore, an assistant professor at the Mississippi State University College ...

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Animal rights group wants mascot hit by player to retire

An animal rights group wants Mississippi State to retire its live bulldog mascot named Jak after he was crashed into by an Auburn University player making a mad dash through the end zone. News outlets report People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent a letter to the Mississippi college, saying it was sheer luck that Jak wasn’t severely ...

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MSU research & technology non-profit out to elevate innovation in Starkville’s downtown

By TED CARTER The move of tech data company Babel Street Inc. onto the third floor of Starkville’s Cadence Bank building marks the official start of a Mississippi State University non-profit corporation’s efforts to energize downtown technological innovation. Cadence, a regional bank formerly headquartered in Starkville, will remain in the first two floors of the 33,000 square-foot downtown landmark at ...

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Babel Street doubles size as it tags Starkville its ‘ideas’

By TED CARTER Nearly 50 years after Coca-Cola sought to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, Starkville data tech company Babel Street Inc. is out to fulfill an equally ambitious goal. Babel Street wants to help the world make sense of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data it produces each day and will employ all of the world’s ...

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Mississippi St. gets first look at new QB vs. Cajuns

Not only is Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens new to the Bulldogs. The graduate transfer also is set to make his first college start against Louisiana-Lafayette in the Superdome on Saturday. “You can’t dismiss the emotional component of having your first start,” said Bulldogs second-year coach Joe Moorhead, a former college quarterback at Fordham in the early 1990s. “He’s really ...

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Millsaps College partners with MSU on dual degree program

A new partnership between Millsaps College and the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University offers students the opportunity to earn degrees from both institutions in a range of academic disciplines. The partnership is outlined in a formal agreement recently signed by Dr. Robert Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, and Dr. Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University. As ...

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Coleman awarded Mississippi Vision Foundation’s St. Clair scholarship

Lauren Coleman, a 2017 graduate of the Mississippi State University has been named the 2019 recipient of the Mississippi Vision Foundation’s Helen Allison St. Clair scholarship for students of optometry. Coleman, a third-year student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, is a graduate of Kossuth High School and Mississippi State University with a BS in Biological ...

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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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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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