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  • Mississippi State again among research top 100

    MSU third-year graduate student Marta Amirsadeghi of Starkville performs a lipid extraction

    MSU third-year graduate student Marta Amirsadeghi of Starkville performs a lipid extraction, part of her research into oleaginous microbes and their ability to grow on various lignocellulosic waste carbon sources, such as glucose, xylose or glycerol. Amirsadeghi's work is carried out in MSU Associate Professor Todd French's laboratory in the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering

    A new report from the National Science Foundation affirms Mississippi State as the Magnolia State's flagship research university.

    The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2013 places the university at 96th overall among public and private institutions in the country, based on $206 million in total research and development expenditures.Read More

  • MSU Electrical Engineering PhD student, Lee Hathcock, leads a group of researchers with NOAA

    Group in prepares to launch aerial vehicle.

    An unmanned aerial vehicle is prepared for launch on Thursday [Dec. 18] in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Researchers with Mississippi State and NOAA are mapping sections of the Pearl River with the UAV to better understand where and how much water flows through the area and the impact it can have on local communities when hurricanes and other tropical weather systems develop. Photo by: Jim Laird

    A leading industry trade group spent two days in Mississippi last week, and a highlight of the visit was a survey mission led by Mississippi State researchers and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists.

    "We were very pleased to help host the AUVSI team in our state," said David Shaw, the university's vice president for research and economic development. Read More

  • Ancient finds by the archaeological team from Mississippi State University could prove biblical kings David and Solomon were real

    Archaeological statue Clay tablet

    Top: Jimmy Hardin, an associate professor in the Mississippi State University Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, co-directed a team in Israel that found archaeological evidence from the time of kings David and Solomon. In his MSU laboratory, Hardin examines an Egyptian figurine dating to the 10th or 11th century BC. A Mississippi State University team found this bulla, or ancient clay seal, on a dig site in southern Israel last summer. It offers evidence of government activity in the 10th century B.C., a time when many scholars said a kingdom could not exist in the region.

    Kings David and Solomon may be memorable figures from the Bible, but plenty of scholars think they were mere figments of somebody's imagination. One big reason is that the archaeological record doesn't mesh: These two supposedly ruled in the 10th-century BC, but where's the physical evidence? Now, however, an archaeological team from Mississippi State University has dug up six clay seals in Israel that support the idea of such reigns. Read More

  • New MSU kinesiology doctoral program begins with fall semester

    Kinesiology Ph.D Program

    Mississippi State University's kinesiology department will begin offering doctoral degrees in the fall. Here, master's-level students collect data to assess the oxygen cost of treadmill exercise. Photo by: Russ Houston

    Leaders agree, Mississippi State's new doctoral program in kinesiology represents the long-anticipated extension of the university's most popular undergraduate major.

    The College of Education's inaugural doctorate-level courses in the study of human movement begin in August with the 2015 fall semester. Before the introduction of this program, the highest academic level the kinesiology department offered was a Master of Science degree with concentrations in exercise physiology, sport administration or sport pedagogy.

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  • MSU graduate student wins national award for forage research

    Richwine Driving a tractor

    Richwine operates an Almaco 8-row plot drill being pulled behind a tractor to plant each plot.

    A Mississippi State graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is being honored by a national agricultural organization.

    Jonathan D. "Johnny" Richwine, who is pursuing a master's degree in agronomy, recently took first-place honors in the Emerging Scientist Competition of the American Forage and Grassland Council.

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