Alexander Yakovlev Presented Outstanding Faculty Award

Electrical engineering professor recognized for excellence in teaching, research and service

For the past two years, Alexander Yakovlev has been recognized for his efforts at the University of Mississippi. First, it was the 2017 Senior Faculty Research Award. Next came the 2018 Faculty Teaching Award. Earlier this year, the electrical engineering professor received his latest recognition – the Outstanding Faculty Award. Yakovlev richly deserves the recognition,Read the story …

Larry Stokes Finds His Research Stroke

Biomedical engineering major was a recent summer intern at Georgia Tech

Nothing is quite as satisfying as discovering one’s purpose in life. Larry Stokes found his niche while engaging in undergraduate research projects both on the University of Mississippi campus and through programs at other institutions. A highlight of the junior biomedical engineering major’s experience was participating in a summer research program at Georgia Tech. TheRead the story …

Mechanical Engineering Alumna Elevates with ThyssenKrupp

Mary-Sada Foster furthers education, advances career

After Mary-Sada Scott Foster (BSME 07) switched her major from math education to mechanical engineering, the University of Mississippi alumna stacked up achievements that continue today. The Southaven native became vice president of the Engineering Student Body, developed a tutoring program for underclassmen in calculus and physics, and served on the student committees of theRead the story …

School of Engineering Launches VIP Program during Career Fair

Goal is making sure students are ready for the career of their choosing

In conjunction with the fall 2019 Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Day, the School of Engineering set up a new VIP program to recognize acts of career preparation – everything from attending a resume-building workshop to interview practice. Over 50 people completed at least five of the tasks, earning the right to wear a VIP ribbonRead the story …

School of Engineering Awards Scholarships to 24 Freshmen

Recipients of Brevard Family, John G. Adler and Harper Johnson scholarships hail from seven states

Twenty-four University of Mississippi freshmen have been named recipients of top scholarships in the School of Engineering this fall. Representing Mississippi, Nebraska, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas and Illinois, they are this year’s Brevard Family, John G. Adler and Harper Johnson scholars. The exceptional group of students posted an average ACT score of 33 and 3.98Read the story …

Two Engineering Majors among 2019 UM Stamps Scholars

Robert Hughes to study electrical engineering and mathematics; Lydia Robbins seeking degree in biomedical engineering

Robert Hughes of Ocean Springs and Lydia Robbins of Oxford are two of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Stamps Family Scholarship program. Hughes plans to study electrical engineering and mathematics, while Robbins hopes to earn a degree in biomedical engineering. As part of the Stamps scholarship program, Hughes and Robbins will have access toRead the story …

Ryan Ozment Recognized by Environmental Organization

UM alumna named Air and Waste Management Association Outstanding Young Professional

Ryan Ozment is all about air pollution control in Mississippi. The University of Mississippi chemical engineering alumna (BSChE 14) recently received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Air and Waste Management Association, a professional organization for those involved in the environmental field. The award recognizes individuals who are pursuing excellence in their careers andRead the story …

Vince Rodriguez’s Write of Passage

UM electrical engineering alumnus authors his first textbook

Vince Rodriguez literally has written his way to success. The three-time University of Mississippi electrical engineering graduate (BSEE 94, MS 96, PhD 99) has written 30 journal and magazine articles and over 58 conference papers. Most recently, Rodriguez authored “Anechoic Range Design for Electromagnetic Measurements,” a textbook on the subject. The electromagnetic anechoic chamber wasRead the story …

UM Chemical Engineering Student Conducting Drug Delivery Research

John Hendershot is searching for more efficient process to combat breast cancer

A senior chemical engineering major at the University of Mississippi is seeking to improve the efficiency of drug delivery to key immune cells in breast tumors. John Hendershot of Franklin, Tennessee, is studying “Targeted Nanoparticle Drug Delivery to Tumor Associated Macrophages.” The project aims to build nanoparticles that better reach specific tumors during drug therapy.Read the story …

Development Officer Shares Progress Report

Priorities include student scholarships, improvements to facilities, labs

July marked my sixth month with the Ole Miss School of Engineering. I’m happy to report that it has been a productive and successful period. Working with Dean Puleo and the chairs of our departments, we’ve found success in reconnecting with our alumni, and we are also paving the way to tighter connections with industry.Read the story …