Research Park and Centers Showcase- Day Two

April 12, 2022
5:00 am to 9:00 am

About this event

Many of MSU's research centers and institutes are housed in the Thad Cochran Research Park and in other off-campus locations, including downtown and near the Starkville airport. On Tuesday, April 12th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., several research centers will be open for tours, visits, and conversation. Find a friend and come on out to learn more about MSU's research centers and institutes, including:

Social Science Research Center: Have lunch and learn more about our research projects and laboratories. This come-and-go event will feature information on many of our ongoing projects, and researchers will be available to share more detailed descriptions. Faculty, staff, and students are invited stop by our main conference room to learn more about opportunities to collaborate and the scope of social science work the center undertakes. The Social Science Research Center was established at Mississippi State University in 1950 to promote, enhance and facilitate social science research and related scholarly activities and is online at

Located at: 1 Research Blvd. Starkville, MS 39759

Advanced Composites Institute- Visitors to the Advanced Composites Institute (ACI) will see cutting-edge, industry-scale equipment and capabilities that support research, design, development, fabrication, scale-up, and analysis of advanced composites for aerospace, automotive, marine, energy, defense, and other critical markets. The mission of the Advanced Composites Institutes, or ACI, is to initiate, lead and facilitate high-utility, strategic programs that drive innovation and nucleate applied research and economic development in the composites industry via collaborative partnerships with universities, U.S. government agencies and industry associates.

Located at: 110 Airport Road Starkville, MS 39759

Raspet Flight Research LaboratoryVisitors to the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory will get to see the aircraft and the maintenance, flight operations and research facilities used in MSU’s applied aeronautical research. Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL) is a historic, nationally recognized leader in the field of experimental aviation research.  Founded in 1948, Raspet stands out as one of the University’s most long standing and prominently established research entities with a 70-year history of excellence.  True to its heritage, today Raspet continually advances modern concepts in experimental aviation through the research, development, testing, and evaluation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and their associated technologies.

Located at: 114 Airport Road Starkville, MS 39759

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems: CAVS is a strong partner at the state, national, and international level; with academic partnerships in place across multiple continents, we form collaborations which help us work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. Through the Institute for Systems Engineering Research (ISER), co-located with the US Army’s Engineering Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, CAVS serves our national interests with expertise in systems engineering and big data management. CAVS Extension arm has a 15-year history of enhancing our state’s manufacturing operations and aiding economic development, and the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies (I2AT) provides cutting-edge services to industry across the region.

Located at: 200 Research Blvd. Starkville, MS 39759

High Performance Computing Collaboratory: Visitors will receive an overview of research taking place within the High Performance Computing Collaboratory and how leading edge supercomputing supports these activities. The High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC²), an evolution of the MSU NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Computational Field Simulation, at Mississippi State University is a coalition of member institutes and centers that share a common core objective of advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research, and service. The mission of the HPC² is to serve the University, State, and Nation through excellence in computational science and engineering.

Located at: 2 Research Blvd. Starkville, MS 39759


In Person
MSU Technology Center at 1 Research Blvd. , 110 Airport Road Starkville, MS 39759, 114 Airport Road Starkville, MS 39759, 200 Research Blvd. Starkville, MS 39759, 2 Research Blvd. Starkville, MS 39759
Primary Sponsoring Organization
MSU Research Centers and Institutes
Contact Name
Tracy Wilcox
Contact Phone