Herrmann named 2014 Powe Research Excellence Award Winner

MSU VP for Research and Economic Development David Shaw (l-r), DAFVM Associate VP Bill Herndon and President Mark E. Keenum congratulate Nicholas Herrmann, associate professor of anthropology, for winning the 2014 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.


2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Lucy N. Ly of Biloxi (right) is among 14 Mississippi State students honored recently at the university's 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium. A senior industrial engineering major, she discusses her project with associate professor Rani Sullivan and professor Keith Koenig, two of the symposium's judges.


Italian ambassador meets with state, university officials

After speaking at Mississippi State’s Executive Lecture Forum in April, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero (second from left) met with Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen, Gov. Phil Bryant, MSU Provost Jerry Gilbert and VP for Research and Economic Development David Shaw.


Student entrepreneurs see start-up success

Some three dozen Mississippi State students representing more than 20 winning start-ups received cash awards during the 2014 Investing in Innovation Day sponsored by the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer this spring.


MSU-led research institute partners for Gulf of Mexico research

Steven Ashby (left), co-director of the MSU-led Northern Gulf Institute, and José Manuel Piňa Gutiérrez, Rector, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, recently developed a memorandum of agreement that will support international research collaboration in the Gulf of Mexico region.


Public, private partners celebrate groundbreaking for The Mill at MSU

Public and private partners celebrated the official groundbreaking of The Mill at Mississippi State University in March. The $40-million, mixed-use development at the corner of Russell Street and Highway 12 in Starkville is slated for completion in fall 2015.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture tours Mississippi State research sites

Raja Reddy, left, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station researcher, explains a project he is conducting at MSU's Foil Plant Science Research Center during a visit by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last fall.


Partnership with UN Food and Agriculture Organization grows

MSU President Mark E. Keenum, right, and the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization Deputy Director General Daniel Gustafson signed an MOU in early 2014 that expands a 2010 agreement for collaborations addressing aquatic animal health, disease prevention and emergency diagnostics.


C Spire selects Cochran Research Park for data center

David Shaw (right), vice president for research and economic development at Mississippi State, joined elected officials, economic developers and company executives late last fall for C Spire's announcement that the Ridgeland-based company will build a state-of-the-art data center in the Cochran Research Park.


Program facilitates enhanced research opportunities for students

Freshman Lucas Ferguson prepares a sterile saline solution for researchers. He began learning lab basics in MSU's faculty-student research program sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development while he was still a senior at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.


Keenum thanks Yokohama Tire for investment in higher education

MSU President Mark E. Keenum thanked Yokohama Tire Corporation officials for their gift of $250,000 to Mississippi State University at an early autumn press conference in West Point. Keenum said Yokohama's investment in education is a victory for the Golden Triangle and the entire state.


Academically talented high school students work with MSU mentors

Mississippi School for Math and Science student Brenna Nye conducts stem cell research at Mississippi State University through the MSU/MSMS research program, which pairs academically talented high school students with MSU faculty mentors.


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