February 1, 2021
The semester is in full swing here in Starkville, and that means lots of fun updates for you!
I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing all of you on campus soon!
“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
"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.”
Something to remember when choosing your major is that it is not uncommon for students to change their major once they get to college. We are here to help you in that journey. We understand that sometimes plans change, just like Braden’s did, but we help keep you on track to your ultimate goal: graduation.
Here are a few fun facts from Braden:
Want to learn more from our students? Be sure to look out for the Virtual Chats with an Engineering Student coming soon!
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 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)