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Bagley Bound Newsletter – July 2020

July 1, 2020

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Hello Future Bulldog Engineers!

Welcome to the first-ever newsletter for students just like you! Every month, you will receive an updated version of this newsletter. It is my goal that this will be a hub of information for you as you go through the application process to become a Bulldog Engineer. As always, I am here to help you with any questions you have. Feel free to email joy.smith@msstate.edu with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you.

Hail State!
Joy Smith
Admissions Coordinator
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Important Dates

Add to Google Calendar July 8

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Meet Your Department Head
Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves
10 a.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 8

Mechanical Engineering
Meet Your Department Head
Dr. Haitham El Kadiri
11 a.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 10

Mechanical Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Krystle Dixon
2 p.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 13

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Kylie Crosland
10 a.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 13

Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. Filip
1 p.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 14

Computer Science and Software Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Wendy Dandass and Chase Barr
10 a.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 14

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. Lesley Strawderman
1 p.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 14

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. Dennis Truax
2 p.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 15

Aerospace Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Machaunda Bush
10 a.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 16

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. Julie Jessop and Dr. Maryam Mirabolghasemi
1 p.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar July 21

Meet the Deans of the BCoE
Dr. Jason Keith, Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves, and Dr. Robert Green
2 p.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

Add to Google Calendar August 1

Application to MSU goes live!
12:01 a.m. CST
Visit apply.msstate.edu to fill out your application.

Add to Google Calendar August 12

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Meet Your Department Head
Dr. Samee Khan
10 a.m. via WebEx
Email Joy Smith to register.

No dates currently.

Add to Google Calendar October 1

Housing application opens

General scholarship application opens

FAFSA opens

No dates currently.

Add to Google Calendar December 1

Scholarship Priority Date

No dates currently.

No dates currently.

Add to Google Calendar March 1

Confirm your attendance by registering for orientation.

Add to Google Calendar April 1

Housing Priority Date

Add to Google Calendar May 1

Accept/Decline Scholarship Date

No dates currently.

Jak

Meet A Current Student

Daniel Darwin

Daniel Darwin

"When I visited campus, I immediately felt at home, and I really enjoyed all the wonderful people I got to meet.”

Meet Daniel Darwin, a senior Computer Engineering major from Birmingham, Alabama. Here at Mississippi State, Daniel serves as the President of the Engineering Recruitment Leaders, a service organization that works with the Dean’s office of the Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) and meets with prospective students and families to help answer questions about MSU and the BCoE from the student perspective. So, don’t be surprised if you are visiting campus and Daniel is in your campus visit session!

At MSU, it is important to be involved. Not only is Daniel an Engineering Recruitment Leader, but he is also involved with RUF and Ultimate Frisbee intramurals.

Choosing where you attend college can be a daunting task. We encourage you to visit campus to see all that Mississippi State and the Bagley College of Engineering has to offer you. When asked why he chose MSU, Daniel explained:

“I chose MSU for a two main reasons. First, the MSU Engineering Department is well known for its faculty and students, and I knew that academically it would set me up to succeed. Secondly, when I visited campus, I immediately felt at home, and I really enjoyed all the wonderful people I got to meet.”

We know that it can be overwhelming to choose a major, and the Bagley College of Engineering has eight different departments and 12 majors. So how do you choose a major? Daniel explained how he chose his major:

“I came into college knowing that I wanted to do engineering because I love being challenged and solving problems. I started out in mechanical engineering, but then I took a programming class, and I really enjoyed it. I decided to switch to computer engineering because I wanted to work with and understand the technology that has become such an integral part of our everyday lives.”

Mississippi State University is a nation leader in several different areas, and the Bagley College of Engineering follows suit. When Daniel was asked what is a fun fact that he wished every student knew about the BCoE, he said, “Mississippi State has the fifth fastest supercomputer in academia in America, completing five quadrillion computations per second.” This computer, Orion, is housed in our Thad Cochran Research Center in the High Performance Computing Collaboratory.

The college experience is so much more than just going to class. Starkville and MSU are known for having great spots for food and fellowship. Daniel’s favorite spot on campus is the fifth floor of the library because it “has a window with the best overlook of the Drill Field.” The Drill Field is the epicenter of the MSU campus, and it is a common hangout spot for students. Starkville is known for having some of the best food around, and Daniel’s favorite spot to eat is Flavors!, an Indian restaurant close to downtown.

Want to know more about MSU and the BCoE? Schedule a campus visit today through MSU Office of Admissions and Scholarships at campusvisit.msstate.edu!

Hail State!

Noteworthy Achievements

Shining stars: Meet MSU’s newest Astronaut Scholarship winners

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Two students in Mississippi State’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College are receiving an out-of-this-world opportunity from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

Zoe M. Fowler, a senior electrical engineering major from Columbus, and Hannah L. Scheaffer, a junior biochemistry major from Ruston, Louisiana, are receiving two of 56 scholarships being presented to the ASF’s 2020 Astronaut Scholars Class, which includes students from 41 universities across the nation. Both were nominated by MSU faculty members and will be formally recognized in August at the ASF’s annual Innovators Gala in Washington, D.C.

Recipients earn a merit-based scholarship of up to $10,000 and may participate in the ASF’s Innovative Leadership Mentor Program, which provides access to a lifelong network of astronauts, Astronaut Scholar alumni, and leaders in academia, technical research and corporate leadership. In addition to being in their junior or senior years of college study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, scholarship recipients must express intent to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their degree. Among other application materials, they are required to submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Excerpt from the MSU Newsroom.
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Zoe Fowler (Submitted photo)

Zoe Fowler (Submitted photo)

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