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  • Geosciences Doctoral Student Discovers Dinosaur Eggs

    Jones’ faculty advisor is Dr. Rinat Gabitov, Assistant Professor of Geosciences. 3D imaging of dinosaur eggs being conducted at I2AT, including computer aided Tomography (CAT), scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).

    After discovering two clutches of dinosaur eggs in the Judith River Formation of South-Central Montana, Geosciences doctoral student John Paul Jones will travel to the United Kingdom this summer to participate in an international collaboration to further explore the prehistoric find. The collaboration will involve the National Museum of Wales, the University of South Hampton, and Diamond Light Source (UK) and will use state of the art, three dimensional imaging to conduct non-destructive analysis of the eggs and their embryos.

    The trip will provide unique educational and research opportunities in the utilization of high resolution tomography. Once the research is complete, the eggs will be exhibited at the National Museum of Wales crediting Jones and MSU for the discovery.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research symposium
    sponsored by the Graduate School

    Summer Undergrad Research symposium participants

    Dr. Jerome Gilbert, Jacqueline Dorman. Dr. Karen S. Coats Madison “Maddy” Buras

    Ten undergraduate students, Brittany Bane, Mary Katherine Beall, Madison Buras, Tineka Burkhead, Jacqueline Dorman, Kenneth Hearn, Christian Mihigo, Andrew Shaman and Andres Chaparro Sosa participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program May 12 through June 30. The mission of the Summer Undergraduate Research program, is to support the progress of research for undergraduate students toward completion of the doctorate studies at Mississippi State University. The program is coordinated in the Office of the Graduate School. These students performed hypothesis-driven research in the laboratories of faculty mentors and presented posters at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.

    Jacqueline Dorman, an architecture major, was mentored by Dr. Alexis Gregory from the Department of Architecture. Her poster was entitled “Unveiling the Tectonic, Exposing Gaps in Student Literature for Building Construction Technologies” and was selected for the Best Poster Award. Junior biological sciences major, Madison “Maddy” Buras was runner up for her research, “Evaluation of Multiple Paternity in Cyclura ricordii, Ricord’s Rock Iguana.”

    Jacqueline was presented a plaque along with a $200 scholarship and Madison received a $100 scholarship at a luncheon celebrating their efforts on June 30. The ten students praised their mentors and the opportunity to perform hands-on research and noted that the summer research experience reinforced their plans to pursue doctoral degrees after completing their undergraduate studies.

  • Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Forest Resources Research in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico)

    Julio C. Gallardo, a doctoral student (Forest Resources) in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, has been conducting field research for the past three years on the endangered Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus vennator) in the tropical forests of Puerto Rico’s central mountain range. Research is being conducted in forest reserves and private lands in the coffee growing region of the island. This hawk is listed as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources.
    Read More.

    http://www.neotropicalraptors.org/Newsletter%20PDFs/Spizaetus%2017%20English.pdf

  • Mississippi State University Department of Landscape Architecture
    2nd Place Nationally in the EPA's Campus Rainworks Challenge in the Site Design category.

    Landscape Architecture

    Student Team: Anas Bdour, Jerry Hill, Zhengfei Lu, Yazan Mahadin, Juriel Rogers, and Fan Yang (Landscape Architecture); Edith L. Martinez-Guerra (Civil Engineering); and Mickenzie Robbins (Graphic Design). Advisors: Cory Gallo (Faculty advisor) and Jeremiah Dumas (Facilities advisor).

    The design submitted by the winning team from Mississippi State University centers on the 1.3 acre Union Green in the heart of campus. To create a multi-functional space that provides an educational experience, the team proposed a three-phase design. Read More.

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Dates & Events

  • Fall 2014 International and Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop

    August 4 - 7 at 8 a.m. - registration and welcome Memorial Hall, Coskrey Auditorium.
    1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Classroom lectures, McCool Hall Classrooms

    Evaluation for English Certification (International Students) August 8, 2014 (9:15 - noon) McCool Hall Classrooms

    August 11-12,2014-Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop Monday begins 12:30 p.m. Tuesday continues 8:30 a.m. in Taylor Auditorium McCool Hall


    August 13, 2014 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.- Classroom Certification


    August 14 - Lab GTA Certification, Hand Lab Bldg. Rm. 2231. Registration, 8:30 AM

    August 15 - Graduate Information Fair, Mitchell Memorial Library - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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