Faculty, Students Supporting NASA’s Mission to Mars Program

Civil engineering professor Hunain Alkahteb, colleagues directly involved in technology development

OXFORD, Miss. – As InSight, NASA’s eighth successful probe to Mars, continues to stream information from the surface of the Red Planet, a group of University of Mississippi faculty and students find themselves directly connected to the space agency’s Mission to Mars endeavor. The university’s Additive Manufacturing Research and Education Cluster serves NASA’s Mission toRead the story …

How Do Bacteria Handle Microgravity?

UM professor's research investigates controlling microorganisms in space

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor soon will be sending bacteria to space with the aim of improving future spaceflights. Patrick Curtis, an associate professor of biology, has been awarded an International Space Station, or ISS, Flight Opportunity Award, which will send bacteria grown in his UM laboratory to the space station in the comingRead the story …

‘Getting Out Alive’ is the Goal, UM Tornado Expert Advises

Civil engineer Chris Mullen shares tips for safely surviving severe weather events

OXFORD, Miss. – Even with tracking devices and weather alerts, no one can predict exactly when and where a tornado might touch down. But University of Mississippi experts say simple preparations before a natural disaster can mean the difference between life and death. Chris Mullen, an Ole Miss civil engineering professor, has studied tornadoes andRead the story …

Greg Carter Named UM Engineering Development Officer

Fundraiser brings track record of success to university

OXFORD, Miss. – Making friends and raising funds for institutions of higher learning are two things that Greg Carter believes he was born to do. And as the new associate director of development for the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, Carter said he is truly fulfilling his calling. “I believe in the transformative powersRead the story …