Bagley Bound Newsletter – February 2021

February 1, 2021

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Hello, future Bulldogs!

The semester is in full swing here in Starkville, and that means lots of fun updates for you!

  1. Register for a Bagley College of Engineering Virtual Chat with an Engineering Student! We have many dates and times available. Register now to get answers from an actual BCoE student!
  2. Academic Insight 2021 is now FULL! We are excited to see all of you on campus this month. Did you miss out on registering? We are happy to set up a campus visit for you. Feel free to email me with any questions.
  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 the Orientation and Events website.
  4. Have you completed your housing application? Don’t forget that the Housing Priority Date is April 1st. 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. 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.
  7. Can’t make it to campus, but want to chat with me anyway? I host Cowbell Chats weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Feel free to book a session for us to meet to answer all of your questions regarding MSU and the BCoE! Book your Cowbell Chats session here.

I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing all of you on campus soon!

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

Jason Keith

Fast Fact from the Dean

“An Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty member is partnering with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to collaborate on a systems thinking assessment tool, which is used to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum of Cadets as future Army Officers. This is the first ever collaboration between the U.S. Military Academy and Mississippi State University.”

Dr. Jason Keith

Important Dates


Meet A Current Student

Braden Garrison

Braden Garrison

"My engineering courses have helped me realize that my true interests lie in developing engineering solutions to medical problems.”

Meet Senior Biomedical Engineering student from Huntsville, Alabama, Braden Garrison.

In his final semester at Mississippi State University and the Bagley College of Engineering, Braden has been able to see and experience everything that we have to offer students. Braden is very active on campus. He a member of the Engineering Recruitment Leaders, and he is a member of the first ERL class with a drive to help students and families. He is also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, on the MSU Club Baseball Team, a member of the Shakouls Honors College, and a part of Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi Honor Societies.

Braden was asked to remember back to when he was selecting which college to attend. As a nonresident student, he had many different options in regards to his college selection. In his words on why he chose MSU and the BCoE, Braden said, “The incredible engineering program, beautiful campus, and down-to-earth students and city of Starkville all made MSU feel like home from the moment I stepped on campus.”

It can be overwhelming when selecting a major, but here at MSU, we work to help you select what is the best fit for you. When Braden was selecting his major, he had a few things he wanted marked off of his list. In explaining how he selected Biomedical Engineering as his major, Braden stated:

“Math and science have always been my favorite subjects, and an interest in medicine led me to choose Biomedical Engineering.  I initially had the desire to attend medical school, but my engineering courses have helped me realize that my true interests lie in developing engineering solutions to medical problems.”

Noteworthy Achievements

MSU’s Quietest Room: Raspet Flight Lab using new chamber to develop quieter drones

Quietness and Mississippi State’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory might seem an odd pairing since the lab sits adjacent to a local airport runway.

However, a newly constructed interior room at the flight lab has been labeled the university’s quietest. Known as an acoustic anechoic chamber, the room, designed and built by Raspet’s engineers in consultation with expert faculty within MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering, absorbs reflections of sound waves.

The room was built as part of a collaborative research venture seeking to quiet unmanned aircraft systems. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, the research could enable U.S. Army UAS to one day fly cooler, quieter and with more efficiency than ever.

Article excerpt from the MSU Newsroom.
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Raspet Anechoic Chamber

Raspet Flight Research Laboratory engineer Hunter Vesa grasps a propeller while standing inside the acoustic anechoic chamber, now known as MSU’s quietest room.
(Photo by Megan Bean)

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