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Bagley Bound Newsletter – April 2021

March 26, 2021

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Hello, future Bulldogs!

The Spring semester is starting to wind down, but everything is moving at full speed here on campus.

  1. Virtual Chats with an Engineering Student are here! Schedule a time to chat with one of our current Engineering students to learn about their day-to-day life in the BCoE by booking a chat here.
  2. Are you a Fall 2021 student that missed Academic Insight? It’s not too late to visit with us to help make you decision.
  3. Orientation registration opened 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 1.
  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!

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

“The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides the vast majority of civil engineers who work in agencies, industry, and consulting within the State of Mississippi to plan, design, construct, and maintain a better quality of life for the citizens of the state.”

Dr. Jason Keith

Important Dates

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

Katherine Walgamotte

Katherine Walgamotte

"I chose Mississippi State because everybody I talked to about biomedical engineering told me to look there.”

Meet Junior Biomedical Engineering major Katherine Walgamotte from Slidell, Louisiana.

Following her mother’s footsteps, Katherine knew she wanted to be an engineer from a young age, but it was a matter of choosing which engineering discipline to pursue. Originally, Katherine thought she may pursue Mechanical or Civil Engineering, but after realizing that she was also interested in the biological and chemical aspect along with genetic engineering, she decided that Biomedical Engineering was the route that best suited her interests and career goals.

When deciding on which school to attend, Katherine had many options. When asked why she chose Mississippi State and the Bagley College of Engineering, she stated:

“I chose Mississippi State because everybody I talked to about biomedical engineering told me to look there. After I did, I visited campus for a preview day in the fall where I got to talk to students and professors about what it was like, but I was definitely committed once my best friend committed and we decided to be roommates!”

Since arriving on campus, Katherine has gotten involved with many organizations geared toward causes that she is passionate about and she has an on-campus job. Katherine currently serves as the Secretary of the Engineering Recruitment Leaders organization. She is a part of the Climate Reality Project organization, and she currently works in undergraduate research here on campus. Something that you may not know is that Katherine is involved outside of Engineering as the Marketing Director of MSU Scuba Dawgs and she is an Information Assistant in Griffis Hall.

Here are a few fun facts from Katherine:

  • Favorite spot on campus: The Chapel of Memories garden/fountain area to listen to the bell tower
  • Favorite place to eat in Starkville: Stromboli’s
  • What is a fun fact that you wish every student knew about the BCoE or MSU: Follow Dr. Keith’s (MSU Bagley Dean) twitter.

Want to get to know more about Katherine or other Engineering students? Schedule your campus visit, today!

Noteworthy Achievements

Chemical engineering student named Cooperative Education Student of the Year

Obinna Muoh, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, was recently named the Cooperative Education Student of Year by the MSU Career Center.

The award recognizes one outstanding co-op student each year for their academic excellence, exhibited professionalism and leadership in their respective organizations.

Muoh co-oped with Hunt Refining Company in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He first met the company through an information session hosted by the MSU chapter of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

He connected with Hunt Refining again during the MSU Career Fair conducted by the Career Center. Muoh said reconnecting with them at the Career Center transformed his life. He had the opportunity to work on different projects, network, and experience a work life outside of college.

“This award has impacted my life in a special way. It has given me an opportunity to express my gratitude to Hunt Refining Company for the unforgettable experience.” said Muoh

Article excerpt from the BCoE Newsroom.
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Obinna Muoh

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