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Bagley Bound Newsletter – September 2020

September 1, 2020

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Hi, Future Bulldogs!

How is it September already?! This year has gotten off to a fast start, and I am so excited about those of you that have applied to join the Bulldog and Bagley family. Don’t forget, if you haven’t completed your application to get all of your supporting documents in as soon as you can because the General Scholarship Application and Housing Application will go live in October. Only admitted students are able to fill out those applications.

Just a few things:

  1. On Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. the Bagley College of Engineering will be hosting an event with students who are interested in learning more information about Industrial Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science and Software Engineering. During this session, we will be joined by Kelsey Waters with the College of Business to discuss ways that you can be in Engineering and learn about the business world. To register please visit
  2. We are hosting virtual information sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4 pm. If you are not able or feel uncomfortable visiting campus during this time, these are great options for you to get general information from the BCoE. To register for a time, please visit
  3. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with me to go over your plans or to have some specific questions answered, I am hosting Cowbell Chats every Wednesday and Thursday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. CST. To register for one of these please visit:
  4. In-person campus visits are happening Monday - Friday. If you are visiting and would like to meet with the Bagley College of Engineering, please be sure to request that with the Admissions Office. Please allow advance notice for planning purposes.

There are so many exciting things happening in the Bagley College of Engineering, and I am excited to know that you could be a part of that.

As always, reach out to me if you need help with anything.

Stay safe, be well, and Hail State!
Joy Smith
Admissions Coordinator

Jason Keith

Fast Fact from the Dean

“Mechanical Engineering students designed and validated an Abaqus simulation for the curved panel forming process for the core stage of the Space Launch System for The Boeing Company. This will save the company time and money when developing new geometries for the core stage panels.”

Dr. Jason Keith

Important Dates

Add to Google Calendar September 14

Information session with the BCoE and College of Business
5:30 p.m. CST
This event is for students interested in ISE, CEE, ECE, and CSE.

To register please go to,

Add to Google Calendar October 1

FAFSA opens

Add to Google Calendar October TBD

Housing application opens

General scholarship application 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.


Meet A Current Student

Alyssa Gates

Alyssa Gates

"Nothing compares to the hospitality and family-like atmosphere here at MSU.”

Meet Alyssa Gates, a junior Industrial and Systems Engineering major, from Gulfport, Mississippi.

Alyssa had many choices when it came to choosing where she would continue her educational journey, but she decided to stay in state. Her decision was highly influenced after she visited our campus. When asked why MSU was her school of choice, she stated, “The first time I came to campus I felt right at home. Nothing compares to the hospitality and family-like atmosphere here at MSU.”

As an Industrial Engineering major, Alyssa has been afforded many opportunities. One of which was her Co-Op opportunity with Caterpillar this past summer in Corinth, MS. When asked why she chose Industrial Engineering as a major, Alyssa said, “I chose Industrial Engineering because I felt it was the perfect mix of business and technical skills. I also love how Industrial Engineering is big picture thinking and people oriented.”

I asked Alyssa if there was something she wished every student knew about MSU and the Bagley College of Engineering and her response was, “The BCoE is pioneering research in Athlete Engineering by working with the athletic department here at MSU.”

To have fun and unwind, Alyssa is involved with several student organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Black Student Association, and Engineering Recruitment Leaders. Her involvement doesn’t stop there. Alyssa is an undergraduate research assistant, a member of our Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education (IMAGE) program, and she volunteers with I AM GIRL. Her favorite spot on campus is the Diversity Suite in McCain Hall, and her favorite place to eat in Starkville is Where’s the Food at? (WTF@).

Want to know more about MSU and the Bagley College of Engineering? Schedule a campus visit with us today at!

Noteworthy Achievements

From Starkville to Scotland: MSU student-athlete anticipates 2021 Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute

Mississippi State’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, James Worth Bagley College of Engineering and university Athletics will be well represented next summer in the United Kingdom where a Bulldog student-athlete will participate in the prestigious Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute program.

Reese A. Dunne of Starkville, a junior mechanical engineering major and member of MSU’s cross country and track and field teams, is looking forward to immersing himself in a new culture during his studies at Scotland’s University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.

“I’m super excited because I feel like Glasgow will be the perfect backdrop for me as a first-time international traveler,” he said. “I’ve lived in the South my whole life, so it will be fun to explore somewhere different.”

Article excerpt from MSU.
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Reese A. Dunne

Reese A. Dunne

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