2015 September

Alumni gift funds student lounge renovation

STARKVILLE, Miss. – As a result of an alumni gift, the student lounge in Carpenter Hall received a new interior and a new name. A ribbon cutting and dedication was held in the new Ronnie and Joy Martin Student Lounge on September 11, honoring the alumni couple that made it possible. In addition to supporting…

September 29, 2015


ME graduate students and faculty won best paper award at a conference

A paper authored by ME graduate students Amanda Sterling and Brian Torries, and ME Professors Nima Shamsaei, Scott Thompson, and Steve Daniewicz, has been recognized as one of the Best Papers for the 2015 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference held in Austin, TX from August 10-12. The title of the paper…

September 23, 2015


ME Faculty Receive Research Funding from NSF

Dr. Scott Thompson, along with Dr. Nima Shamsaei, both Assistant Professors in Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Oliver Myers from Clemson University, have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate: “Energy Harvesting via Thermo-Piezoelectric Transduction.” The project comes out of the National Science Foundation’s Energy, Power, Control and Networks program. This collaborative research project…

September 17, 2015


Knizley and Spayde Revolutionizing ME Freshman Experience

Mechanical Engineering Instructors Dr. Alta Knizley and Dustin Spayde have been doing an outstanding job working with our mechanical engineering freshman. Dr. Alta Knizley’s and Dustin Spayde’s Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Course is changing the way our freshmen prepare for successful college careers, perceive community responsibility, and are welcomed into the Mechanical Engineering Bulldog Pack….

September 4, 2015


Stone selected to participate in the 2015 Symposium: 21st Century Mindsets & Strategies for Career Advancement

Congratulations to Dr. Tonya Stone, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, who was selected to participate in the 2015 Symposium: 21st Century Mindsets & Strategies for Career Advancement to be held in Arlington, VA & Washington, DC from September 23rd to the 26th, 2015. This symposium is sponsored by the NSF Broadening Participation in Engineering Program and it is…

September 3, 2015