Bagley Bound Newsletter – September 2021

September 1, 2021

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Hello, future Bulldogs!

Fall 2021 is in full swing, and so is the Fall 2022 college admissions cycle! I am out on the road attending college fairs in Mississippi and beyond. If you see me, stop by and say hi! I would love to meet you.

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

  1. The Fall 2022 application is live now! What are you waiting for? APPLY NOW!
  2. 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 you campus visit now!
  3. Can’t make it to campus, but want to chat with me anyway? I am hosting Cowbell Chats. These chats are available to all Fall 2022 (and beyond) prospective students. This allows students and families 30 minute one-on-one sessions with me.

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

Mechanical Engineering students designed and built production line equipment for Paccar Engine Company. One of the designs resulted in a 50% weight reduction of a lifted part, thus improving the ergonomics of the operation.”

Dr. Jason Keith

Meet A Current Student

Mary Margaret Mitchell

Mary Margaret Mitchell

"I chose MSU because of the atmosphere and the quality of the engineering program here.”

Mary Margaret Mitchell is a Senior from Jackson, Mississippi studying Industrial Engineering. With many options as to where she would attend school, Mary Margaret said, “I chose MSU because of the atmosphere and the quality of the engineering program here.”

With our eight different departments and 13 majors, there are many avenues in which a student can pursue an engineering degree. For Mary Margaret, she knew what she was interested in, and chose her major from there. In her words on why she chose Industrial versus our other majors, she stated, “I was interested in efficiency and wanted to learn the skills needed to make better solutions.” Industrial Engineers do just that and so much more.

A common misconception among prospective engineering students is the thought that one cannot have a life outside of the engineering curriculum. It is true that engineering curriculum is challenging, and our students have to study more than the average college student; however, there is still plenty of time to be involved outside of the classroom. Mary Margaret is heavily involved on campus by being a member of Student Association, No Longer Bound, Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Recruitment Leaders, and Chi Omega all while maintaining a high GPA within her program of study.

Here are some fun facts from Mary Margaret:

Favorite spot-on campus: 3rd floor of the library overlooking the drill field. It’s the best place to study hands down.

Favorite place to eat in Starkville: I love Bulldog Burger

What is a fun fact that you wish every student knew about the BCoE or MSU: There are 200+ organizations on campus, so there is a place for everyone here.


Noteworthy Achievements

MSU, ERDC partner on $7.8 million research project to advance military engineering

Mississippi State University is leading a $7.8 million U.S. Department of Defense project to advance military engineering capabilities.

The multidisciplinary project is led by MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems and funded through the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. Utilizing a wide-range of university research expertise, the three-year project focuses on remote sensing, developing the next generation of materials for force protection, force projection technologies and mobility modeling and simulation.

“MSU is proud to once again partner with ERDC on impactful research that will pay dividends for the U.S. military,” said MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development Julie Jordan. “CAVS and the center’s collaborators across campus have a strong track record of cutting-edge research in the areas of remote sensing, modeling and simulation, off-road autonomous vehicles and advanced materials, all of which will help make this project a success.”

The research conducted at MSU aims to develop new technologies to enhance ERDC’s military engineering and force protection capabilities in support of national defense. Technical focus areas include sensor analytics and remote sensing, as well as the use of geo-materials, advanced, high-strength steels and future technologies for force protection and projection. MSU researchers will develop advanced materials and systems, garnering new insights into the protection capabilities of next generation materials used in military efforts. They also will conduct autonomous vehicle modeling and simulation for navigation in cold environments.

Article excerpt from the MSU Newsroom.
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A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Mississippi State, led by the university’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, is working on a $7.8 million project to enhance military engineering capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. (Photo by Megan Bean)

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