Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching very high research activity university. Mississippi State is the only school in the state with the distinction, and one of only 108 nationwide. MSU's research expenditures totaled $233 million in 2012.
Mississippi State University is at the forefront of supercomputing capabilities thanks to the resources of the land-grant institution's High Performance Computing Collaboratory.
Mississippi's leading research and innovation park is adjacent to Mississippi State University's campus in Starkville. The park is home to a number of businesses and university research centers and institutes.
Sophomore electrical engineering major Hagan Walker, of Columbus, and mechanical engineering graduate student Josh Hoop, of Brentwood, Tenn., install the engine of the EcoCAR 2, the MSU team's contribution to the EcoCAR competition in May 2013.
Mississippi State unveiled its Science and Technology Center at the John C. Stennis Space Center in October 2012. Pictured are MSU President Mark Keenum, Sharon Mesick with the NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center, and MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw.
Dr. Raj Shah, left, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, listens to student Yu-Ting Chen explain current research in Mississippi State’s food processing plant. Shah visited MSU last fall for an international conference on food production and security.