Awards & Recognition

BCoE academy names new ‘distinguished’ members

Starkville, Miss. — Four Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) faculty members have become the newest members of the college’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. John Brocato, Dave Dampier, Lesley Strawderman, and Rani Sullivan were inducted into the academy during an April ceremony. This year’s honorees were chosen based on nomination letters from Mississippi State administrators, faculty…

April 25, 2011


Distinguished alumni honored for their commitment to engineering and MSU

Ten esteemed alumni of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University were named distinguished engineering fellows during an awards ceremony earlier this spring. Recognized for their commitment and dedication to the engineering profession, these MSU graduates are part of a tradition of excellence within the college of engineering. In 1991, the…

April 14, 2011


Cowboys bring home conference honors

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Members from the Mississippi State University Space Cowboys team corralled several honors at the 62nd annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Regional Student Conference. The rocketry team members earned first place in the university outreach category for their presentation about the team’s community outreach efforts and tied for third place in…

April 11, 2011


Engineering students design, build, soar above competition

Mississippi State students engineer another successful year at the Unmanned Air Systems Competition through teamwork and autonomous flight. The 10-member student team, named Xipiter, placed second overall at the eighth annual student Unmanned Air Systems Competition by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. They rose above 21 other peer institutions such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical…

June 29, 2010


Bagley College of Engineering student team rockets to success

The Mississippi State Space Cowboys, an undergraduate student rocket design team, recently placed second in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative. The annual rocketry challenge designed by NASA is a national competition created to motivate and excite the next generation of tech-savvy, “sky-minded” American engineers and scientists. “The stipulation for the competition is to build a…

June 3, 2010


National organization helps fund students’ further education

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Economic woes will not prevent three Mississippi State students from pursuing engineering degrees. Each Bagley College of Engineering student has earned financial support from the world’s largest engineering honor society. Tau Beta Pi has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Michael Barton, a senior in aerospace engineering. William Cleveland, aerospace and computer engineering,…

May 5, 2010


Five BCoE students have ‘Spirit’

STARKVILLE, Miss— Challenging common stereotypes, five Bagley College of Engineering students have combined academic success with dance, athletics, international travel, and party-planning to earn Mississippi State’s premier student award. These students were among 22 from across the university to be recognized with the 2010 Spirit of State Award. Recipients were nominated or received references from…

April 19, 2010


Eight students earn ‘Hall of Fame’ honors

STARKVILLE, Miss—Eight Mississippi State seniors became the newestmembers of the Bagley College of Engineering’s (BCoE) Student Hall of Fame at an April ceremony. The 2010 class of inductees was chosen from nominations collected from BCoE faculty, staff and students. Each honoree was selected from that pool based on his or her academic accomplishments, engineering work…

April 14, 2010


BCoE names new academy members

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Called innovative, caring, passionate, and determined, four Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) faculty members have earned a place in the college’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. David Bridges, Yogi Dandass, David Thompson, and Keisha Walters were inducted into the academy at a March 30 ceremony. This year’s recipients were nominated by BCoE faculty,…

March 31, 2010


State society recognizes ‘ace’ aerospace engineering student

Wade Spurlock, a senior aerospace engineering (ASE) student, has no-doubt, “aced” a lot of tests during his college career to maintain a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. Recognizing his hard work in-and outside the classroom, the Mississippi Engineering Society is honoring the Presidential Scholar with the “Outstanding Senior Award.” Spurlock is one of only three students across…

March 10, 2010