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

Student-built robot powers through design competition

STARKVILLE, Miss. —A team of eight Bagley College of Engineering seniors earned its place in the sun with a third-place finish at a solar-powered robot competition. The renewable energy-themed IEEE Southeastern region hardware competition took place in Charlotte, N.C. Each participating team was asked to create a self-navigating robot. Using no on-board stored energy sources,…

March 9, 2010

Alumni honored as distinguished fellows

In 1991, the College of Engineering named 100 Distinguished Fellows as part of its 100th anniversary celebration for engineering education at Mississippi State. The program was reborn in 1999 with the addition of 10 Distinguished Fellows. Each year eight to 10 esteemed alumni are given this prestigious recognition.

March 8, 2010