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Five faculty earn endowed positions within Bagley College

Five faculty members have earned new endowed professorship and chair positions in the Bagley College of Engineering. Jenny Du, Isaac L. Howard, Jonathan W. Pote, David S. Thompson Hossein Toghiani formally accepted these positions April 23 at the Faculty Excellence Dinner. There are 17 endowed chair positions and 14 endowed professorships within the BCoE, each…

May 1, 2013


BCoE honors alumni for distinguished engineering careers

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Business leaders, public servants and decorated retirees were among the 10 alumni recognized during the Bagley College of Engineering’s annual Distinguished Fellows ceremony this month. “We are extremely proud of these alumni and what they have been able to accomplish in their careers,” said Jerry Gilbert, acting dean of the college of…

March 14, 2013


Two BCoE employees earn MSU Diversity Awards

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Representatives of the Bagley College of Engineering earned two of four awards presented at the university’s annual diversity award program Friday. Rani Sullivan, an associate professor of aerospace engineering, and Angela C. Verdell, director of diversity programs and student development, were presented the 2013 faculty and staff awards, respectively. The awards program…

March 8, 2013


Newman earns lifetime achievement, Fellow recognition from national organizations

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Recognizing his work in fatigue and fracture research, two national organizations honor a Bagley College of Engineering professor’s nearly 50-year career. James C. Newman Jr., the Richard H. Johnson chair of aerospace engineering, received the Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 International Conference on Fatigue Damage of…

January 23, 2013


Four Bagley faculty members selected for national symposium

STARKVILLE, Miss—Four Bagley College of Engineering faculty members are among a small group of educators selected for a national engineering symposium. Islam El-adaway, Bryan Jones, Lesley Strawderman and Rani Sullivan attended the National Academy of Engineering’s fourth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium held last month in Irvine, Calif. The two and a half day event…

November 1, 2012


Mississippi State names new director for flight laboratory

STARKVILLE, Miss. – An aerospace engineer with extensive experience in aircraft design is the new director of the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University. Ratneshwar “Ratan” Jha officially joins the university July 1, at which time he will take on the director’s role and a faculty position within the department of aerospace engineering….

July 2, 2012


MSU Xipiter earns top ten finish in international competition

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State University’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) team landed in the top ten at an international competition. Team Xipiter finished tenth overall out of 26 teams that were able to fly during the two-day Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) student competition. The team finished sixth in flight and placed tenth…

July 1, 2012


Student rocketry team captures success in NASA competition

STARKVILLE—Mississippi State’s Space Cowboys rocketry team blasted past the competition in this year’s NASA-sponsored University Student Launch Initiative (USLI). The team finished second overall out of a field of 40 teams. It also earned the Best Science Mission Directorate Payload Award and an honorable mention for their education engagement activities. “Over the last several years,…

June 21, 2012


Bagley College inducts new class into hall of fame

STARKVILLE, Miss. –Six academic and student-life leaders now hold membership in the Bagley College of Engineering’s Student Hall of Fame. Each year, faculty, staff and student organizations nominate students for hall of fame consideration. Inductees are chosen based on academics, leadership, work accomplishment, recommendation letters, and an interview with the selection committee. The BCoE Student…

April 25, 2012


Students earn multiple honors at regional aerospace conference

Starkville, Miss. – Aerospace students from the Bagley College of Engineering brought home multiple awards from the recent American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region II conference in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Hosted by the student chapters from Embry-Riddle University and the Florida Institute of Technology, the event featured more than 240 participants from 13…

April 18, 2012