A New Joy for Mechanical Engineering

Assistant professor Aaron Joy helps build fluid mechanics program

Aaron Joy has studied continuum mechanics and computational mathematics with a passion for several years. He and his research skills in these subjects recently found a new home at the University of Mississippi as a tenure-track assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Joy teaches courses in topics such as statics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, analysisRead the story …

37 Engineering Freshmen Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

Stamps Family, Brevard Family, John G. Adler, Harper Johnson and George P. Hopkins among scholarships given

Thirty-seven University of Mississippi freshman engineering students have been awarded prestigious scholarships beginning this fall. Representing Mississippi, Illinois, Wisconsin, Louisiana, California, Hawaii, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas, they are the recipients of Stamps Family, Brevard Family, John G. Adler, Harper Johnson, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Chinese Language Flagship, Otho S. Johnson, Gerald Jones, Farrell,Read the story …

Alumna Gives First-Person Account of Journey to Engineering Career

Offner, who purposely picked 'hardest major,' now at Chevron

I grew up in a rural farming community in Kentucky and wasn’t planning to attend college since no one in my family had graduated high school. I was engaged to my high school boyfriend just after turning 17 years old and assumed I’d get married and spend my time raising children, working a minimum wageRead the story …

Dawn Blackledge Named 2020 UM Engineer of Distinction

Geology and geological engineering alumna a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist

Dawn Blackledge has received many prestigious awards and recognition during her almost 40-year career. Yet for the president and CEO of The Blackledge Group Inc., none of them compares to having been named the 2020 University of Mississippi Engineer of Distinction. “I was honored and speechless,” said Blackledge, whose Jacksonville, Florida-based company specializes in environmentalRead the story …

Destination Zion

Engineering students venture to Southwest national parks during Ole Miss Outdoors trip

Before COVID-19 brought the world to a screeching halt, four University of Mississippi engineering students enjoyed a memorable road trip through the majestic Southwest. Spencer Johns, Jacob Noll, Mary Charles (“Charli”) Kendricks and John Perry were among 12 people who traveled to Zion National Park in Utah during spring break. Ole Miss Outdoors sponsored theRead the story …

Barry Muldrey Joins Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty

New assistant professor fuses interests into focus on electronic systems

Barry Muldrey’s interest in music connected him with a career in engineering and electronics. “I remember meeting with a professor at UNO (the University of New Orleans) to discuss my ideas for reconfiguring my electric guitar,” said Muldrey, who is the newest assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Mississippi. “My musical interestsRead the story …

A Better Way to Treat Depression

Biomedical engineering researchers developing drug delivery device for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Two biomedical engineering professors at the University of Mississippi have begun developing a drug delivery device that could help people who suffer from treatment-resistant depression. Glenn Walker and Thomas Werfel are collaborating to develop devices for intermittent release of LSD and related drugs. The two-year research project is being funded through the Pilot Project ProgramRead the story …

Manufacturing Co-op Student Determined to Finish Strong

Despite pandemic, UM engineering student John Finnegan continuing Batesville internship

  University of Mississippi mechanical engineering senior John Finnegan had been doing a co-op with Parker Hannifin in Batesville since May 2019, and was working close to full time when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Faced with the choice whether to go home and be with his family in Westchester County, New York, or stay andRead the story …

Raytheon Technologies Division Picked for Engineering School’s Inaugural Industry Partner Award

Ole Miss Engineering created award to recognize companies that support school's mission and growth

The University of Mississippi School of Engineering has recognized Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) with its inaugural Industry Partner Award for its contributions to positive student outcomes and commitment to research sponsorship. The engineering school created the award to recognize a company playing an important role in supporting the school’s mission and growth. Such partnershipsRead the story …

Meet Sam Patterson, New Director of Parking and Transportation

Administrator brings vision for a collaborative and innovative approach to campus access

OXFORD, Miss. – After a whirlwind tour of the University of Mississippi in March, during which he met with enthusiastic administrators and staff and took in the sights and sounds of an Ole Miss home baseball series weekend, Sam Patterson was sold. He was interviewing for director of parking and transportation at UM, some 1,900Read the story …