Four Bagley students recognized by National Science Foundation

July 5, 2018

A Bagley College of Engineering alumnus was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

National Science Foundation

Johnie Sublett

Johnie Sublett, a graduate of Mississippi State’s aerospace engineering program, will receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with an additional $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees from the NSF. Sublett will continue his graduate studies at Georgia Tech.

Additionally, three other Mississippi State students received honorable mention recognition from the NSF program. Agricultural & biological engineering students Jackson Coole and Jenna Mosier and chemical engineering student Ronald LaCour were also honored by the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Coole and Mosier are both continuing their graduate studies at Mississippi State while LaCour is furthering his education at Michigan.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

The GRFP receives more than 12,000 applications each year but makes only 2,000 award offers. Started in 1952, it is the country’s oldest fellowship program that directly supports graduate students in STEM fields.

Both Sublett and Coole were previously selected as Goldwater Scholars. Mosier was recently awarded the C. William Hall Scholarship that is presented by the Society For Biomaterials.

The Bagley College of Engineering is online at and can be found on on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube at @msuengineering.

Mississippi State University is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at

By: Devin Edgar & Philip Allison