Bagley Bound Newsletter – July 2021

July 1, 2021

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Hello, future Bulldogs!

For our Fall 2021 incoming freshmen and transfer students, we loved seeing you at orientation! Next stop, MOVE IN!

For our Fall 2021 rising seniors and transfer students, the time is NOW to begin preparation for applying for Fall or Spring 2022.
Maroon at Midnight is August 1!

Below are updates to keep you in the know about the BCoE and what to expect:

  1. Are you a Fall 2021 incoming student with questions? Feel free to reach out to me to have all your questions answered.
  2. Orientation sign-up opened up on March 1, 2021. This is how you confirm your attendance to MSU. There are still spots available and a few remaining dates left! To find out more information about Orientation, please visit the Orientation and Events website.
  3. Housing - If you need housing and have not applied, you need to do that as soon as you can. Online room selection was in May; however, there is still room for you!
  4. Mark your calendars! Engineering 101: a VIRTUAL event hosted by the BCoE will be on July 19 at 6 pm. This is a one-hour event for Summer/Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 students to gain more knowledge about the Bagley College of Engineering and hear from campus partners and current students! Be on the lookout in your email for the invitation and sign up link!
  5. 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. Book your campus visit NOW!
  6. Can’t make it to campus, but want to chat with me anyway? I am hosting Cowbell Chats every weekday this summer starting in May. These chats are available to all incoming Fall 2021 students and Fall 2022 (and beyond) prospective students. This allows students and families 30-minute one-on-one sessions.

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

“Agricultural and Biological Engineering researchers have found that on-farm water storage systems in the Mississippi Delta provide for substantial reduction in farm runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus, major environmental pollutants, as well as significant volumes of recycled surface water for irrigating crops, thus reducing groundwater withdrawal from the Mississippi Delta Shallow Alluvial Aquifer.”

Dr. Jason Keith

Important Dates


Meet A Current Student

Christopher Ogburn

Christopher Ogburn

"MSU was an easy choice because I felt at home here.”

Sometimes when you’re deciding on a college to attend, the choice is just easy. For sophomore, Industrial Engineering and Business Administration double major, Christopher Ogburn, it was just an easy decision. In his words, “I love being here so there was no reason to go anywhere else.” Christopher is a native of Madison, Mississippi, but when he visited campus, he said, “MSU was an easy choice because I felt at home here.”

The Bagley College of Engineering is able to provide our students with different ways to really make their education their own. A unique offering of the Bagley College of Engineering is the opportunity to receive an Industrial Engineering degree along with a Business Administration degree through our partnership with the College of Business. When I asked Chris why he chose his major, he told me:

“I chose IE because of what it specialized in, which was everything. I wanted to know not only how things worked and why, but also how all the different systems and businesses interacted with each other and worked together. With this major, I will be able to learn more about the inner workings of everything around me.”

Below are some fun facts from Chris:

Favorite spot on-campus: Eckie’s Pond

Favorite place to eat in Starkville: Bulldog Burger

What is a fun fact that you wish every student knew about the BCoE or MSU: Just how much everyone involved in the BCoE and MSU cares about you.

Noteworthy Achievements

El Kadiri named new department head in mechanical engineering

A world-renowned scholar in the field of mechanical metallurgy has been selected as the new department head for mechanical engineering within Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering.

Haitham El Kadiri will assume the position of department head and PACCAR Chair pending approval of the State Board of Trustees, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. He transitions into the role on a full-time basis after having served as interim department head since May of 2020.

Article excerpt from the BCoE Newsroom.
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Haitham El Kadiri

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