Bagley College of Engineering COVID-19 Guidelines  DETAILS

Bagley Bound Newsletter – January 2021

January 1, 2021

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Happy New Year, future Bulldogs!

I am so excited for this New Year, and for you to join the Bagley and Bulldog family! Here are some updates for the month of January: The Housing application and FAFSA are open! Don’t delay in getting those taken care of.

  1. January 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. the Bagley College of Engineering and College of Business will be hosting an event for all prospective students interested in learning more about the partnership between the BCoE and the COB. Register here.
  2. Mark your calendars for February 19 and 20 for Academic Insight hosted by the Bagley College of Engineering. There will be more details to come from Orientation and Events, but please be sure to register early as spaces are limited. Click here for more information.
  3. Orientation registration will open up on March 1, 2021. This is how you confirm your attendance to MSU. To find out more information about Orientation, please visit Orientation and Events.
  4. Have you completed your housing application? Don’t forget that the Housing Priority Date is April 1. I know with it being only January that you may not feel the urgency, but the time does fly by! So, why not go ahead and get it taken care of now?
  5. Be sure to keep a look out on my MSU Instagram account @msstatejoy.
    There will be lots of fun things happening to give you an insight into the life of an Engineering student!
  6. Virtual chats with an Engineering student: Would you like to be a part of a small group that chats with one of our current Engineering students? Please fill out this form so that we can plan accordingly.
    The link will be active from January 1, 2021 to January 15, 2021.
  7. Have you visited campus? I encourage you to schedule a visit with the Bagley College of Engineering to hear all that we have to offer you as a student.
    To book that campus visit, you will need to work with the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. Booking dates can be found here.

As the New Year gets under way, I want to encourage you to enjoy every minute as you prepare to graduate and continue on to college. We can’t wait to have you on campus! Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you.

Stay safe, be well, and Hail State!
Joy Smith
Admissions Coordinator

Jason Keith

Fast Fact from the Dean

“Researchers in the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering are leading a statewide research program through the Center for Emergent Molecular Optoelectronics.”

Dr. Jason Keith

Important Dates

Add to Google Calendar January 11

Virtual Event with the BCoE and COB
Register here.

Add to Google Calendar February 19

Academic Insight for the the BCoE
More information will be found here.
*must be registered to attend*

Add to Google Calendar February 20

Academic Insight for the the BCoE
More information will be found here.
*must be registered to attend*

Add to Google Calendar February 20

Academic Insight for the the BCoE
More information will be found here.
*must be registered to attend*

Add to Google Calendar March 1

Registration for orientation will open.
To confirm your attendance to MSU, students must register for orientation.
More information can be found here.

Add to Google Calendar March 18

Summer Bridge Application due!
Click here to register.
June 13 - July 6: Summer Bridge

Add to Google Calendar April 1

Housing Priority Date

Add to Google Calendar May 1

Accept/Decline Scholarship Date

No dates currently.


Meet A Current Student

Reece Davis

Reece Davis

"I saw MSU as the place with the best engineering school and most welcoming people on campus.”

Meet Junior Computer Engineering student from Jackson, Mississippi, Reece Davis.

Reece chose to study Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University because of his love for computers and drive to pursue knowledge in automation. In his words, he chose MSU and the Bagley College of Engineering because “My sisters go to MSU, and I saw MSU as the place with the best engineering school and most welcoming people on campus.”

Reece is very involved on campus. Not only is he a member of the Engineering Recruitment Leaders, a student organization that serves the Dean of the College of Engineering’s office in meeting with prospective students and families to answer questions about the student experience, but he is also an Access Mentor, a member of the Women’s Basketball Practice Team, a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and ACM. As you can see, MSU offers many different opportunities for students to be involved all across campus not just in the BCoE!

Here are a few fun facts from Reece:

  • Favorite spot on campus: Moe’s
  • Favorite place to eat in Starkville: Little Dooey’s
  • Fun fact he wishes every student knew: “MSU has so many different organizations including rock climbing and powerlifting.”

Want to learn more from our students? Be sure to look out for the Virtual Chats with an Engineering Student coming soon!

Noteworthy Achievements

MSU engineers lead the way for bringing UAS to the skies during ice conditions

Mississippi State engineers in the university’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory are spearheading research that could make unmanned aircraft systems operational by the U.S. government as well as civilian aviation in icy conditions.

MSU is leading an icing system development and technology team in what the U.S. Department of Defense hopes will result in lightweight anti-icing systems, leading to certification for UAS to operate in forecasted icing conditions. The DOD recently awarded $5 million for this effort that also includes the university’s aerospace engineering department and several industry partners.

Article excerpt from the MSU Newsroom.
Read full article


Raspet’s Peter McKinley (foreground) and Caden Teer place 3-D printed ice shapes on the wings of one of the flight lab’s unmanned aircraft.
(Photo by Megan Bean)

Schedule A Visit • Apply Now

Share with: