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The Graduate School Spotlights

  • Frederico França & Tamara Amorim

    Frederico França & Tamara Amorim

    When Frederico França and Tamara Amorim went to Las Vegas for the International Conference on Timber Bridges in 2013, they came home with more than just professional development. The two graduate students also got married during the trip, and as Lady Luck would have it, they met a key contact from Mississippi State University who was attending the same conference.

    Both natives of Brazil, França and Amorim met on their first day of graduate school at Federal University of Espirito Santo in Jeronimo Monteiro, Brazil, where they were enrolled in a master's degree program.

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  • Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) 2015 Graduation Ceremony

    Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) 2015 Graduation Ceremony

    Front Row; L-R: Daniel Chesser, Marta Amirsadeghi, Bahareh Kokabian, Eghbal Rashidi,
    Demarcus Thomas, Katie Collins
    Back Row; L-R: Nitin Sukhila, Dr. Deborah Lee, Shahriar Shahrakhabadi, Dr. Meghan Millea,
    Roslyn Miller, Nava Subedi, Dr. Rebecca Long, Erika Womack, Hasan Tekedar,
    Ms. Margaret McMullen and Yan Luo.

    The Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) is designed for graduate students who desire to become the future faculty at institutions of higher learning. The capstone course for the program is offered during Maymester and its content complements and enhances an array of professional development activities in which the students participated during the previous fall and spring semesters.

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  • CFR student sweeps bottomland hardwood meeting

    CFR student sweeps bottomland hardwood meeting

    Jacob Beard, graduate student in forestry from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was among three Mississippi State University graduate students who competed at the 60th Annual Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group Meeting held in Stoneville, Mississippi, with students from several universities around the region, including the University of Mississippi, the University of Arkansas, and Louisiana Tech University. Jacob’s research presentation was honored with an award.

    Jacob’s works on the incorporation of growth projection models to Mississippi Institute of Forest Inventory Dynamic Reporter software.

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  • Chad Abbott among winners of a national Future Leaders in Science Award

    MSU agronomy graduate student Chad Abbott

    MSU agronomy graduate student Chad Abbott (c) is among winners of a national Future Leaders in Science Award who recently visited Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of agricultural research. With him are Karl Anderson and Ellen Bergfeld of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. Their organizations present the annual student honors and organize the Congressional Visit Day program. Abbott is pursuing a master's degree in agronomy in MSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Before coming to Starkville, he received a bachelor's degree in wildlife technology from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.


    A Mississippi State graduate student is part of a national group honored recently for achievements in agricultural research. Chadwick C. "Chad" Abbott of Martinez, Georgia, is among 18 selections for a Future Leaders in Science Award given annually by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America.

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  • Dr. Veera Gnaneswar Gude was awarded
    The 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor of the Year

    Dr. Veera Gnaneswar Gude

    Dr. Veera Gude, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and
    Dr. Lori Mann Bruce, Associate Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School


    (2015-04-28) 2015 Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award - Dr. Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award, sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association and Office of the Graduate School. Dr. Gude was nominated by his current and former graduate students who documented his exceptional dedication to student professional development, the highest standards of integrity, and exceptional mentorship.

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  • MSU graduate student receives fellowship from the national turfgrass industry

    MSU graduate student Phillip Vines, presenting results of his research to turfgrass professionals attending a campus field day

    MSU graduate student Phillip Vines, presenting results of his research to turfgrass professionals attending a campus field day

    A Mississippi State graduate student, Phillip Vines, from Philadelphia, Mississippi is receiving a fellowship from the national turfgrass industry.

    Phillip has been honored with a $5,000 grant from the Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program of the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America. He is pursuing a master's degree in plant pathology in the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

    Funded by the non-profit association and the Minnesota-based Toro Co., the fellowship is a memorial to the agronomist and turfgrass management pioneer who retired in 1998 as Toro's vice president of customer relations.

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  • Sandra Schachat's research at MSU garnered national recognition

    Sandra Schachat's research at MSU garnered national recognition

    Sandra Schachat

    After graduating with a bachelor's degree in art history and archaeology, with high honors in entomology, from the University of Maryland, Sandra R. Schachat faced a tough decision.

    "I've always liked art and science, and when thinking about what I wanted to do in graduate school, I realized I really didn't want to choose between the two," she says.

    A New York native, Schachat had developed a special interest in the evolution of moth wing patterns and, along the way, came to learn about Mississippi State's entomology program and its Mississippi Entomological Museum. She decided to relocate to Starkville and enroll at the university.

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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.

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  • MSU ranks 16th among 'Best for Vets: Business Schools'

    Mississippi State is among the top 75 best four-year college and university business schools in the nation for military personnel and veterans.

    When conducting and scoring the third annual "Best for Vets: Business Schools" survey, "Military Times" compiled data focused on curricula and culture that cater to military veterans. Using a nearly 80-question analysis of a graduate business school's complete offerings for veterans, the survey also focused on cost in the context of military and veteran benefits, overall veteran policies and publicly available quality measures.

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  • 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.

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Announcements & News

  • Graduate Student Information Fair - The Mississippi State University Libraries will host the Graduate Student Information Fair on Friday, August 14, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Library and campus organizations will be available on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Mitchell Memorial Library. And don’t forget to register for a free copy of EndNote!
  • Graduate Student Adesh Subedi is Awarded the 2015 JSA Thesis Prize - We would like to congratulate graduate student, Adesh Subedi, for winning the prestigious 2015 JSA Thesis Prize at the Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Adesh, who is a citizen of Nepal, donated his entire monetary award to the Nepal earthquake relief effort.
  • FALL 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop and Classroom Certification - August 11-14, 2015 (Tuesday - Friday) and Classes beginning on Monday, August 17, 2015
    International Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation - Thursday, August 13, 2015
    Registration link - Click for Complete Schedule.
  • Graduate Applications for Spring, Summer and Fall 2016 Semesters
    Open for submission on August 1, 2015
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    Apply online NOW
  • ADMISSION APPLICATION 2015 DEADLINES - Semester of Application: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Some departments may have a different deadline. Please refer to the departmental listings in the Graduate Catalog or the department’s website for degree specific admission deadlines.


Dates & Events

  • Fall 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop and Classroom Certification, McCool Hall Taylor Auditorium

    Tuesday, August 11,2015
    1:00 - 4:30 pm opening of workshop
    Wednesday, August 12
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Classroom Workshop
    Thursday, August 13
    8:00 am - 2:30 pm,
    ITA Orientation
    Friday, August 14, 2015 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Micro-Teaching Classroom Certification.
  • Graduate Student Information Fair - Mithchell Memorial Library, Friday, August 14 11:00 am - 1:00 pm location: Lobby and 3rd floor.

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