MSU researchers support renewed DOE-funded efforts on bioenergy and biproducts innovation
Two Mississippi State researchers will continue to support a national initiative on bioenergy and bioproducts thanks to a new round of funding announced Friday [March 17] by the U.S. Department of Energy.
For many students, choosing a major and registering for classes can be stressful. In Mississippi State’s College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Coordinator Emily Cain works full-time to help students navigate the many paths they can take, both in their academic classes and in their careers.
MSU College of Arts and Sciences honors current, retired faculty with spring awards
Mississippi State’s College of Arts and Sciences is spotlighting eight current and one retired faculty member for their scholarly commitments to the university with the Robert E. Wolverton Legacy Award and six research and teaching awards.
Historic cemetery to be preserved digitally
On the south side of University Drive, there is a manicured three-acre cemetery, complete with shining headstones and flowers. On the north side, there is another two-acre cemetery, which from the outside appears to be a line of bushes, a single bench and a field full of collapsing headstones. The contrast between the city-owned Odd Fellows and Brush Arbor cemeteries convinced assistant professor of anthropology Jordan Lynton Cox to create an MSU field school dedicated to digitally archiving the history of the latter. She, along with three other anthropology and archaeology faculty, will use a nearly $350,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Grant for the project.
MSU’s Wood garners prestigious NSF CAREER award to research hurricanes
Mississippi State’s Kimberly M. Wood is the recipient of a more than $500,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program to study factors that influence weakening of hurricanes.
MSU biologist details threats to wetlands, importance of aquatic plants in new textbook
A new textbook by a Mississippi State University professor of biological sciences highlights the impending encroachment of human activities on wetlands and how aquatic plant life plays an important role in the ecosystem.
Between spending her time as an undergraduate research assistant, participating in choir and theater, working toward a degree, serving in multiple student organizations and even creating her own, Makayla Smith is using her valuable time and effort to make a change in the lives of those at home and abroad.
Ural named MSU’s first Frank and Virginia Williams Endowed Chair of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies
Susannah J. Ural, a noted Civil War-era history professor and researcher, is Mississippi State’s inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Endowed Chair of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies.
Women’s History: Theatre MSU, Starkville Community Theatre partner for special Emily Dickinson presentation
Just in time for Women’s History Month, Mississippi State’s Theatre MSU partners next week with Starkville Community Theatre for a special production of “The Belle of Amherst,” a William Luce production highlighting the life of acclaimed poet Emily Dickinson. The play is funded through a collaboration with MSU’s Center for Community Engaged Learning.
MSU’s Phillips named national PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellow
Philnise Phillips, a Mississippi State junior political science and German double major, will spend this summer in a prestigious and intensive national fellowship program which will prepare her for graduate-level studies.
First precision gene editing in potential bioenergy source achieved by MSU’s Reichert, U.S. research team
A Mississippi State professor of biological sciences is part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists throughout the U.S. advancing efforts to produce alternative forms of “greener” bioenergy by modifying plant gene function.