Women’s Empowerment Theme of UM Manufacturing Conference

Daylong event encourages women already in or considering STEM careers

OXFORD, Miss. – As Women’s History Month came to an end, female University of Mississippi students in STEM fields were strongly encouraged to empower themselves in the male-dominated manufacturing industry during a daylong conference. More than 150 participants met Thursday (March 31) at The Inn at Ole Miss for “Step Forward: Advancing Women in Manufacturing,”Read the story …

From Crafting Cardboard to Creating a Company

CME student, Ole Miss business major starts company creating 'man cave must-have'

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Lubker spotted some empty cardboard beer boxes and saw an opportunity. Knowing that alcohol-themed home decorations are big among college students and younger adults, the University of Mississippi senior from Charlotte, North Carolina, with a knack for DIY projects had already created a silhouette of his home state out of beerRead the story …

Learning How Mississippi Can Compete

Vision session brings together university, state, national leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – How the University of Mississippi can lead Mississippi into becoming a more prominent leader in transportation, health care, technology and other sectors was the focus of a recent “vision session” forum on campus. More than 40 people gathered Friday (Nov. 5) at The Inn at Ole Miss for “Mississippi Competes” to hearRead the story …

CME Seniors Gain Practical Experience at Gulf Coast Industry

Students solved real-world problems for a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty University of Mississippi accountancy, business and engineering students got a rare opportunity to solve real-world problems when they participated recently in an experiential learning course on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The students spent almost a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport as part of Manufacturing 450: Practical Problem Solving. TheRead the story …

CME Students, Volunteers Help Upgrade Grove Grocery

Remodeled space, new equipment make pantry better able to serve UM community

OXFORD, Miss. – Grove Grocery, the University of Mississippi‘s food pantry, recently got an upgrade, thanks to students and staff in the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence. Housed in Kinard Hall, Room 213, Grove Grocery provides free meals and hygiene items for Ole Miss students and employees. The revamp took place late last springRead the story …

Despite Pandemic Challenges, UM Grows Collaborations with Industry

University community partners with industry to prepare students, grow businesses, impact communities

OXFORD, Miss. – New and strengthened partnerships at the University of Mississippi are supporting the needs of business and industry and helping address their challenges, all while influencing the next generation of leaders. The value of such partnerships was elevated further as COVID-19 rocked all aspects of everyday life, said Hughes Miller, director of industryRead the story …

Toyota Reps Give CME Students Crash Course on Manufacturing Process

Company trainers provided hands-on instruction during Winter Intersession

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi students received intense, hands-on manufacturing instruction when two trainers from the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi plant in Blue Springs spent time with them on campus during Winter Intersession. Toyota Production System group leaders Jesse Corley and Tiffany Prude assisted in teaching Manf 255: Takt Time and Standard Work,Read the story …

CME Director Sharing Musical Skills in Virtual Concert

Ryan Miller to appear in Leadership Mississippi 'Conquering COVID Through Music'

Editor’s note: The Mississippi Economic Council has postponed this event. A new day/time has not been announced. OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi staff member whose guitar and vocal talents have made him popular on social media is among four Leadership Mississippi alumni performing in a virtual concert set for Thursday (July 2). RyanRead the story …

UM Manufacturing Face Shield Headbands for Health Care Workers

Center for Manufacturing Excellence, IDEAlab producing physical protection equipment for hospital

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to support local health care workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, two University of Mississippi units are using 3D printers to produce personal protective gear that is in short supply. The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the IDEAlab in the J.D. Williams Library are printing face shieldsRead the story …

SpaceX Veteran Joining UM to Connect Engineering School with Industry

Darin Van Pelt takes position with university after almost 20 years in aerospace industry

OXFORD, Miss. – Darin Van Pelt (BSME 01) has joined the University of Mississippi as director of engineering engagement, focusing on industry engagement for the School of Engineering and working closely with the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, or CME. Van Pelt spent more than 18 years working in aerospace engineering, most recently as a co-founder of ABL SpaceRead the story …