June 2, 2022
How is it June already? This year has flown by, and I hope you future bulldogs have enjoyed your school year to the fullest! As we prepare for the summer and our new students joining us this summer and fall, there are some updates that we have for everyone!
Below are updates to keep you in the know about the BCoE and what to expect:
“The student chapter of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers has been one of only a few international chapters recognized repeatedly for outstanding work representing the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering through participation in university and community service, leadership in the chemical engineering profession, and presentations of research and outreach at international conferences. They have been selected as an Outstanding Student Chapter (one of only 10% selected among over 350 chapters around the world) annually for 19 of the last 20 years.”
Dr. Jason Keith
Degrees and Universities: B.S. in Physics/Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College. M.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science, U. of Cal. Davis
What do you teach and in what department?
I teach people to think visually, draw with computers, and game. Specifically, I teach visualization and visual data science, computer graphics, and game design.
Why did you want to get into your current field?
Computers help people. And sometimes they are fun. Visualization and game design helps people and is fun.
What research (if any) are you working on?
I am trying to understand how artistic methods can assist in communicating visualization. In addition, I’m starting some research trying to understand how people use visualization to communicate in computer games.
What brought you to Mississippi State University?
The HPCC provides a lot of power, and thus a lot of opportunities to assist people who use its resources.
What has been your favorite part of teaching future generations of engineers?
Seeing the creative projects and games they develop in my classes.
What is a fun fact about you that you would like to share?
My hat has a Twitter account. It has 18 followers.
What piece of advice would you give a student that is thinking of pursuing engineering at Mississippi State?
Engineering and science can be creative and rigorous, challenging and a help to people.
Where are you from? Franklin, Tennessee
Course of study: Mechanical Engineering
What are you involved in?
Engineering Recruitment Leaders, Space Cowboys Competitive Collegiate Rocket Team, New Maroon Camp, Music Makers Productions, and Freshman Reach
Why did you choose the major you did?
I chose Mechanical Engineering because I have always had a passion for finding out how the world works around me and how I can improve upon it. Since I was a kid, I have been reverse engineering whatever I could and have been creating new solutions to simple problems in my life.
Why did you choose MSU?
MSU provides excellent financial aid to most students while remaining as an accredited university, providing a competitive education for a great price.
Favorite spot on campus: The couch in the music makers office
Favorite place to eat in Starkville: Bulldog Burger
What is a fun fact that you wish every student knew about the BCoE or MSU?
We have a super cool collegiate rocket team!
Two Mississippi State engineering graduate students have been selected as Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Graduate students Durant Fullington and Christian Zamiela have each been awarded $26,250 from MSSGC for the upcoming academic year. MSSGC offers fellowships for U.S. citizens enrolled in a full-time graduate program. Recipients are selected based on academic success, research activity, and interest in the fellowship.
The Mississippi Space Grant Consortium, founded in 1991, is funded by a NASA training grant. The fellowship program was created to establish a network of universities with programs in aeronautics and other space-related fields, and to encourage recruitment and training of talented students, especially women and minorities, who will become professionals in the space sciences.
Article excerpt from the BCoE Newsroom.
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