A ‘Dilley’ of an Honor

Civil engineering alumna named Mississippi Engineering Society's Young Engineer of the Year

Jessica Headrick Dilley, a planning engineer at the Mississippi Department of Transportation, was honored as the Mississippi Engineering Society’s “Young Engineer of the Year” during the organization’s annual winter meeting in Jackson. “I felt very humbled to win this award,” said Dilley (BSCE 08, MS 10), a native of Sugarland, Texas. “There is a lotRead the story …

CE Senior Wins David Arnold Service Award

Frances Miramon has given back to community while maintaining excellence in academics

Established in 2002, the David Arnold Service Award has allowed the University of Mississippi School of Engineering to recognize students who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve in the community and lead within the university. Engineering departments are given the chance to submit nominations of outstanding students for this award,Read the story …

Mustafa Altinakar Multiplies UM Assets

NCCHE director generates abundance of research and funding

The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering already was renowned for its expertise in modeling water flow, sediment transport and erosion when Mustafa Altinakar became its director in 2010. But instead of being content with that reputation, Altinakar has pushed the center’s scientists and programs to even greater heights each year.Read the story …

Bennetts Benefit from Ole Miss Engineering

Alumni couple finds love, marriage and careers while earning degrees

David and Arledia Bennett, like many other couples before and after them, found love and happiness through their connections to Ole Miss engineering. “They have an interesting story to tell,” said Kevin Gardner, development officer for the UM School of Engineering. Their tale began when David Bennett (BA 74, BE 83) came from Ripley toRead the story …

Elizabeth Brenkert, Widow of Late Engineering Dean Emeritus Karl Brenkert, Dies

Memorials requested to parents' scholarship endowment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Elizabeth “Betty” Scott Brenkert of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died peacefully on March 22, 2017, at the age of 93. She is best remembered for her journalistic excellence and service to the communities in which she lived, including Oxford. Brenkert was born in Detroit on July 8, 1923, to Angus and Lillian Scott. She attended SophieRead the story …

Rocket Rebels Aim High

Students to compete in NASA Student Launch Competition on April 8 in Huntsville

OXFORD, Miss. – The Rocket Rebels, a team of students from the University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, are preparing to compete in the NASA Student Launch Competition on April 8 in Huntsville, Alabama. During the competition, the team, made up of 15 Ole Miss students, hopes to launch its rocket, named “Presidium,” aRead the story …