$4.8 million grant, three dozen national experts take on threats to sweet potato seed program through CleanSEED Project
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A $4.8 million multi-state project led by Mississippi State is bringing together more than 30 national experts to address problems jeopardizing seed programs of a U.S. crop currently valued at $680 million. University research and extension scientists from major sweet potato states are partnering…
MSU faculty garner $3.1 million NSF grant to increase Mississippi’s biological, chemical research capabilities
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State research team is the recipient of a $3.1 million Major Research Instrumentation, or MRI, grant from the National Science Foundation to increase biological and chemical research and teaching in Mississippi. The three-year NSF grant—“MRI: Acquisition of the First 800 MHz NMR…
MSU selected for NSF accelerator project to develop new technologies for persons with disabilities
An MSU team is receiving $750,000 in phase 1 funding for its multidisciplinary effort to develop new independent driving technologies for persons with disabilities. The team, which includes experts in behavioral psychology, rehabilitation counseling, human-centered computing, autonomous vehicles and more, will spend the next year developing virtual reality models that incorporate adaptive driving equipment.
MSU remains Mississippi’s leading research institution: NSF survey
MSU ranks 97th overall among public and private institutions in the country, according to the recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2021, based on the university’s approximately $275 million in total research and development expenditures. The land-grant university ranked 60th among non-medical school institutions and 65th among public institutions.
MSU’s Wade named university’s first Churchill Scholar
Emma Wade, a highly decorated senior computer science major and biological sciences minor from Decatur, Alabama, is Mississippi State’s first Churchill Scholar.
Four MSU professors honored nationally for excellence in architectural education
Four Mississippi State faculty members were recently honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture with an Architectural Education Award.
Job Ready: MSU boasts 94% success rate in employment after graduation
Mississippi State graduates continue to enjoy a more than 90% success rate for being employed or working on advanced degrees after graduation. The 2021-22 career success rate from MSU’s First Destination Survey report is particularly impressive at 94%, measuring higher than the overall national percentage of 84.1% for bachelor’s degree graduates in the most recent 2021 report administered by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
$2 million grant expands MSU’s evaluation, monitoring of marine mammals and sea turtles
Mississippi State is tackling the issues of environmental restoration and climate resilience through impactful research programs, and now the university’s efforts to advance projects along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast will move forward with help from a bill recently signed by Gov. Tate Reeves.
New college opens at MSU to sharpen focus on non-traditional students
MSU’s Center for Distance Education and Center for Continuing Education are combining to enhance program offerings and services through the new merger, which will sharpen the university’s focus on non-traditional, adult learners.