Professor’s Devices, Expertise Enhance UM Biomedical Engineering

Troy Drewry is operations manager of university's Center for Diagnostics, Design, Devices and Biomechanics

When the Ole Miss mask – a newly designed form of personal protective equipment in development at the University of Mississippi’s Center for Diagnostics, Design, Devices and Biomechanics – reaches the masses, Troy D. Drewry will be among those smiling the widest. A new faculty member in the UM Department of Biomedical Engineering, Drewry isRead the story …

Civil Engineering Alumna Named Jackson Area’s Young Engineer of Year

Hannah Prater Denson helps bring STEM education to local community

A University of Mississippi civil engineering alumna was named the Jackson area’s Young Engineer of the Year for 2020 by the Mississippi Engineering Society. Hannah Prater Denson (BSCE 15) was recognized by the organization for her efforts with the Women’s Transportation Seminar to help bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to her local communityRead the story …

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Reaches a Top Engineer Position at Toyota

Tyler Liggins advances from entry-level employee to management position

As a teenager, Tyler Liggins (BSME 16) worked on Toyota models and other cars every weekend at the Ultimate Auto Center in Oxford. Today, the University of Mississippi alumnus is a lead transaxle project engineer at Toyota’s Tennessee manufacturing plant. “Working at Toyota has provided me with a lot of new skills and the opportunityRead the story …

Waheed Uddin Remembered as Trusted Mentor, Valued Colleague

Students, colleagues pay tribute to UM civil engineering professor, Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology director

A pillar of the University of Mississippi School of Engineering was lost in November with the death of Waheed Uddin, civil engineering professor and founding director of the university’s Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology. Previously a pavement expert for the United Nations, Uddin worked, lectured and made presentations in 28 countries. He had more thanRead the story …

Alumni Couple Creates Opportunities for Others

Young alumni 'pay it forward' with O'Haver Scholarship

By creating the Dr. John O’Haver Chemical Engineering Scholarship, two University of Mississippi graduates are expressing their appreciation for a beloved professor and the generous donors who provided the financial assistance they received. Joanna and Alex Harrelson, who both graduated from Ole Miss with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2013, said theRead the story …

Computer and Information Science Faculty Welcomes Alumnus Timothy Holston

Instructional assistant professor and assistant chair brings expertise in teaching, mentoring, obtaining funding

Timothy Holston was a tenured professor at Mississippi Valley State University when he realized that he was not ready to coast on his accomplishments on his way to retirement. The Itta Bena native’s unrest led him to join the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Mississippi. “I decided to accept theRead the story …

Two Alumni Show There’s More Than One Way to Give to Alma Mater

Vince Rodriguez, Dallas Baker recognized with Engineer of Service Award for donation of time, talent

The School of Engineering presented the Engineer of Service Award to two engineering alumni who have repeatedly looked for ways to contribute to their alma mater. Vince Rodriguez (BSEE 94, MS 96, PhD 99) and Dallas Baker (BSME 93, MS 97) received the honor during virtual School of Engineering award ceremonies in the spring. RodriguezRead the story …

Hank Ducey Bidding Farewell to School of Engineering

After 15 years of service, administrative assistant to the dean set for retirement Nov. 13

Fifteen years ago, Hank Ducey visited her youngest daughter, Emily, who was then a student at the University of Mississippi. Immediately, the Jackson native was smitten with the idea of working on such a beautiful campus. “I fell in love with the atmosphere and opportunity,” said Ducey, who will be retiring from her position asRead the story …

Engineering Alumni at Forefront of State’s Broadband Boom

Keith Hayward, Randall Abel, Blake Nations, Justin Smith lead expansions in north Mississippi

As electric cooperatives deploy fiber to provide high-speed broadband internet service to unserved and underserved areas of rural Mississippi, several University of Mississippi engineering alumni are leading the charge in the northern part of the state. Keith Hayward from Oxford (BSEE 87), Randall Abel from Oxford (BSEE 90), Blake Nations from Wesson (BSCE 19) andRead the story …

Bioinformatics Expert Ana Pavel Joins Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Assistant professor organizing new courses, building research laboratory within department

Ana Pavel has joined the biomedical engineering faculty at the University of Mississippi, and is the first faculty hire for the department’s bioinformatics emphasis. A native of Bucharest, Romania, Pavel earned her Ph.D. in bioinformatics from Boston University in 2017. She holds a second Ph.D. in systems engineering from Politehnica University of Bucharest. Pavel earnedRead the story …