Amazon manager to give Engineering Innovation Talk

After years in an academic environment, many college graduates can find it challenging when they transition into the workforce. But one accomplished Mississippi State University alumna will return to campus this week to offer advice on how students can use their academic skills to succeed in the workplace. Nashlie Sephus, a software development manager with…

October 29, 2018

Link: The risk of ‘cascading’ natural disasters is on the rise

Civil and environmental engineering associate professor Farshid Vahedifard co-authored a story in The Conversation about how natural disasters can make future disasters worse.

October 22, 2018

Bagley recognizes 11 faculty members with endowed positions

Eleven faculty members from six different departments who hold endowed positions were recently recognized by the Bagley College of Engineering. Five were honored with endowed chairs while six hold endowed professorships. Additionally, five of the positions went to female faculty. Related: See photos from the DAC dinner. “We have an outstanding group of faculty within…

October 10, 2018

Vahedifard outlines a risk framework to consider how natural hazards cascade with a domino effect to worsen disasters

A Mississippi State endowed faculty member says that while the U.S. is seeing a spike in the occurrence of natural hazards, such as wildfire and drought, increased impacts are being felt around the world from events that compound on one another, causing a cascading effect.

September 28, 2018

Thirty-four hours across America

Getting from Starkville, Mississippi to San Diego, California isn’t all that difficult. Even with a layover in Atlanta, two flights will get you there in a single morning; however, when part of your “luggage” is a 200-pound concrete canoe, figuring out your travel plans becomes a little more complicated. For the Mississippi State University Concrete…

September 10, 2018

NCEES honors Truax for service to engineering and surveying

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying recently recognized Dennis Truax, the head of the civil and environmental engineering department in Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering, with the NCEES Distinguished Service Award. Truax received the award at the organization’s 97th annual meeting. It was presented in honor of his dedicated service to…

August 22, 2018

Engineering alumnus earns prominent award from NASA

Mississippi State University alumnus Eric Cranford was one of just six people to earn a prestigious Space Flight Awareness Silver Snoopy award from NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Cranford, a 2010 graduate in civil engineering from Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering, was recognized for outstanding support to rocket engine testing. He currently serves as the…

August 15, 2018

Truax earns certification from national organization

Dennis Truax, the head of the civil and environmental engineering department in Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering, was recently named a Board Certified Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE). The AAWRE is a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). AAWRE’s Board Certification program…

August 14, 2018

Two Bagley graduate students earn Research Assistantship awards

Two Bagley College of Engineering students earned the 2018 Graduate Research Assistantship award by the Office of the Graduate School. Shahriar Shahrokhabadi won the award for Ph.D. students while James Williams won the award for masters-level students. Both are pursuing degrees in civil and environmental engineering. “These awards reflect the individual’s success and commitment to…

August 10, 2018

MSU’s first Astronaut Scholar grateful for prestigious award

As Mississippi State University’s first Astronaut Scholarship recipient and one of only 50 across the U.S. this year, senior civil engineering major Phong C. Ly of Brandon feels like the luckiest guy in the universe.

August 6, 2018