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The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi (MEP.ms) has announced that The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided outstanding technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies, yielding $2.9M in direct financial impact during the 2012 fiscal year.

While most of us can’t imagine life without a laptop or smart phone, powering up these high tech devices on-the-go can be a challenge. 

 

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials are working to develop a portable energy source using light from the sun to produce organic solar cells.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its fall 2012 strategic planning meeting, which brought together members of the CLTT Industry Advisory Council (IAC) representing a broad range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

Seatrout Population Enhancement Cooperative, a partnership among the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Mississippi since 2005, will release thousands of spotted seatrout fingerlings into the waters of Saint Louis Bay the week of Aug. 13-17 at Cedar Point Boat Launch, Bay St. Louis, Miss. and Merlin Necaise Boat Launch on the Wolf River.

Ryan Hensarling, a doctoral student in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted to attend the 14th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Aug. 12-25 in Argonne, Ill., and Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the True South Economic Development Course Sept. 17-20 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab, led by Director Dr. Stan Kuczaj, has emerged as one of world's leading authorities on dolphin behavior.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently participated in the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center College and Career Festival held on the Hattiesburg area base. 

The event is designed to assist transitioning soldiers, veterans, civilian employees and family members with career employment and educational opportunities. 

Dr. Heather Annulis, associate professor and assistant director of the Workplace Learning and Performance Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi, delivered a presentation during the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management earlier this month in Chicago.

The topic of her paper was "Change Leaders' Reflections of Hurricane Katrina: A Qualitative Review." Janea McDonald, a current doctoral student in human capital development, served as co-presenter.

Dr. Robert Lochhead, director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, can offer living proof that a voice alone is enough to produce an award-winning presentation.

Scientists with The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science are part of a collaboration of colleagues from Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the University of Central Florida that last year examined a mysterious case of dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast.

What do Antarctica and Mars have in common? Turns out, just enough to suit University of Southern Mississippi marine science Assistant Professor Scott Milroy.

 

Thanks to a NASA-funded research grant, Milroy is embarking on a year-long project that includes an attempt to grow a form of blue-green algae – known as cyanobacteria – in incubation chambers at the Stennis Space Center. Milroy hopes to mimic conditions that exist on the surface of Mars.

University of Southern Mississippi student Courtney Smith and Mississippi State University student Clifford P. Hutt have been selected to participate in the highly competitive John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. They were nominated for the program through the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC).

It’s the stuff of dreams that became a reality in a University of Southern Mississippi laboratory.

 

Inspired by his own dream of a technology now considered revolutionary in the world of plastics research, polymer science professor Marek Urban developed a unique type of plastic material that turns red or “bleeds” when damaged.

Mississippi police officers and behavioral health practitioners received special training designed to assist them with creating Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) in their communities during a workshop sponsored by the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Pelagia noctiluca, a relative of the common sea nettle, has been found in large numbers near the barrier islands in recent days.

Every available minute finds University of Southern Mississippi industrial engineering technology student Andrew Adams laboring tirelessly on research that could have a huge impact on the environment should another catastrophe like the Gulf oil spill occur.

Ken Barbor, director of the Hydrographic Science Research Center in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science, has been appointed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco to serve on the Hydrographic Service Review Panel.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Myverick Garcia will compete alongside 50 other hopefuls for the title of Miss USA on Sunday, June 3 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has honored two University of Southern Mississippi students, providing one with funding for graduate study and another with recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.

 

Long hours in the laboratory have paid off significantly for University of Southern Mississippi student Souvik Banerjee, who has been selected to present a paper as part of the prestigious American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium on July 26-29 in Boulder, Colo.

Continuing a commitment to promote common goals between higher education and industry, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) invitedindustry professionals to its Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Summit Thursday at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

To celebrate the end of the 2011-12 school year, the College of Science and Technology hosted an appreciation lunch for more than 200 faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants.  The event gave students, faculty, staff, and administration to celebrate the end of the semester and graduation.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Career Services recently offered a seminar for preprofessional students designed to assist them in interview preparation, writing personal statements for applications, and overall resume and professional school application preparation. 

The seminar was sponsored by the College of Science and Technology Premedical and Health Professions Office.