2015 December

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December 18, 2015


ME student named ASEE Intern of the Year

STARKVILLE, Miss. — A Bagley College of Engineering student has been named Student Intern of the Year by a national engineering society. Stephen Hayden, a senior mechanical engineering major, was selected by the the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division of the American Society of Engineering Education as the 2016 Student Intern of the Year. The…

December 16, 2015


ME department head elected to national committee

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Bagley College of Engineering is now represented among members of a national mechanical engineering society’s department head executive committee. MSU department head Pedro Mago has been chosen to serve a two-year term for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) committee, beginning in 2016. The ASME Mechanical Engineering Department Head Executive…

December 15, 2015


Walters named CAVS associate director

Congratulations to Keith Walters, a professor of Mechanical Engineering, who has been appointed as associate director for the Center for Advanced Vehicle Systems (CAVS). For more information click here

December 14, 2015


ME Department climbs to 27 in NSF research rankings

In a recently released report, the National Science Foundation ranked our Mechanical Engineering department 27th in research expenditures among 271 Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. The total research and development activity of the ME department for fiscal Year 2014 was $11.57MM.  The ME department was ranked 33rd last year and 55th the year before that. “This…

December 11, 2015


ME undergraduate student received the ARF 2015 Exemplary Service Award

Congratulation to Harrison Warren, ME Undergraduate student, who was selected to receive the 2015 MSU Association of Retired Faculty (ARF)  Exemplary Service Award in Honor of Dr. Joseph Brown, Retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering. The ceremony was held on December 3 at the Starkville County Club. Dr. Alta Knizley introduced Harrison during the event. Harrison…

December 9, 2015


Ph.D. Student and MELO President Mary Wilson

Growing up with a family full of passionate fans, Mary Wilson knew from a small age that she would one day become a Mississippi State Bulldog. The native of northeastern Mississippi would get the opportunity to pursue that love, while also recognizing a newfound passion for mechanical engineering. Wilson’s older brother, an MSU engineering alum,…

December 5, 2015


HPVC team prepares for upcoming season

For the past three years, MSU’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team (HPVC) has participated in a national competition hosted by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Preparation is now underway for the team’s fourth season of competition. Each year of competition challenges teams across the nation to engineer an original vehicle that is practical and…

December 4, 2015