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The Graduate School Spotlights

  • 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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  • Snapshot of a Scholar

    Sanchit Salunkhe

    Graduate Student Appreciation Week’s “Snapshot of a Scholar” hosted by the Office of the Graduate School and partnered with the Graduate Student Association. Sanchit Salunkhe, Graduate Student in Department of Mechanical Engineering was chosen as the 2015 “Snapshot of a Scholar."

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  • 13th annual Graduate Student Association Awards Banquet

    Photo collage of the winners of the 13th annual GSA Awards Banquet (announced below).

    Congratulations to the Winners of the GSA 13th Annual Teaching, Research, and Service Awards.

    Speaker at the Awards Banquet, Dr. Richard J. Gilbrech, Director, NASA John C. Stennis Space Center.(top left)
    Donald Zacharias Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, Tanmay Bhowmik, Ph.D., Tanner Lee, Masters (top right)
    Graduate Research Assistant of the Year, Lauren Bright, Ph.D., Johathan Richwine, Masters (bottom row left)
    Graduate Service Assistant of the Year, Elizabeth Griswold, Ph.D., (bottom center)
    Three Minute Thesis Award, Mukti Patel, Ph.D, Sara Fast, Masters, (bottom right)

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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

  • Travel Assistance Grants (TAGGS) for Graduate Students - Online Applications Avaliable Now. - The Office of the Graduate School offers Travel Assistance Grants for Graduate Students (TAGGS). The grants are offered in support of PhD & Masters students who plan to travel to national or international conferences and give a presentation. Awards for travel to regional conferences are rare and require strong justification for consideration. For each graduate student, funding is limited to once per calendar year. No more than two requests will be accepted per department per application period.
    Application Acceptance April 1, through June 1, 2015

    Conference Travel Period, July 1 through October 31, 2015
  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2015 GSA 13th Annual Research Symposium - Click Here to see the complete list
  • FALL 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop and Classroom Certification - August 11-14, 2015 (Tuesday - Friday) and Classes beginning on Monday, August 17, 2015
    ITA Orientation Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • The Learning Center Spring 2015 Seminars Schedule - The following events are sponsored by The Learning Center for spring 2015. Please mark your calendars. All events are free to MSU students. There is no online registration. First come, first served-limited seating.
    Door prizes will be given. Verification of attendance can be provided upon request.
  • ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINES - Semester of Application: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Spring 2015 Library Workshops - Mitchell Memorial Library - Click Here for Full Schedule

Dates & Events

  • Fall 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop and Classroom Certification
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 - ITA Orientation
    Friday, August 14, 2015 - Micro-Teaching Classroom Certification.

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