October 2, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Alta Knizley, ME Assistant Clinical Professor, and Morgan Green, ME Instructor, who were awarded a grant from the Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC) Student Led STEM Activities Program in support of ME student organization, the Mechanical Engineering Ladies Organization (MELO). These funds will be used to support two MELO outreach events in the 2019-2020 year, the MELO Car Event and Project ENspire. Through the MELO Car Event, MELO members will teach high school students about the basics of car maintenance, such as changing a tire and jumping a battery. Project ENspire is an engineering outreach program for 4th and 5th-grade girls, and MELO members will serve in leadership positions and other volunteer roles. Overall, both of these events support MELO’s mission to encourage young females to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering.
MSSGC is a statewide non-profit organization of institutions of higher learning coordinated by the Mississippi Research Consortium and supported by NASA. MSSGC is a consortium of 17 affiliates institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi including the four comprehensive universities (UM, MSU, JSU, USM), four regional universities (Alcorn State, Delta State, MUW, MVSU), and 9 of our 15 community colleges. The MSSGC Student Led STEM Activities program is open to undergraduate student teams who are participating in a design/competition that has NASA relevance.