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University of Southern Mississippi Professor Charles L. McCormick was named a POLY Fellow at the 243rd meeting of the American Chemical Society last month in San Diego Calif.

One hundred years ago this week, the RMS Titanic, a state-of-the-art British ocean liner sailing on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk. More than 1,500 passengers lost their lives in this catastrophic maritime incident that was the catalyst for a comprehensive international treaty addressing maritime operations.

University of Southern Mississippi sophomore Tyler Brown, of Biloxi, Miss., has been awarded the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society’s Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science will get a new neighbor and potential research partner with the recent announcement by Gov. Phil Bryant that the National Oceans and Applications Research Center (NOARC) will be located at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha D. Saunders announced today that Vice President for Research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has been named as the university’s next provost, pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The change is effective July 1.

The University of Southern Mississippi was well represented at the 2012 Mississippi State Level Science and Engineering Fair held at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi on March 27.

The list of career accolades continues to grow for University of Southern Mississippi polymer science researcher Dr. Robert Lochhead, who has been selected to receive the Chemical Pioneer Award by the American Institute of Chemists (AIC).

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials will host a group of high school students Friday, March 30 who will be challenged in competition to engineer a polymer project to be tested on laboratory equipment at the school.

Tulio Sulbaran, MD Sarder, and Chad Miller of the Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently visited Panama to continue strengthening relationships with the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP) and representatives of the logistics and transportation industry in Panama.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology is busy preparing for the upcoming Lockheed Martin annual Information Technology (IT) Day at the Jackson Convention Complex March 30.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi continues to emphasize the importance of linking students with industry. 

Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi, attended the 2012 Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Research Needs Workshop.

Students who enjoy science and nature will want to participate in the hands-on experience provided by University of Southern Mississippi summer camps set for this summer.

André Heath, Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi, joins an elite group with his selection to the Mississippi Business Journal’s annual Top 40 Under 40 list.

The University of Southern Mississippi will offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer for children entering grades 1-6.

Dr. Charles Woosley, director of recruitment for the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University visited the Southern Miss campus recently to discuss possible careers in pharmacy with students.

Woosley's visit was sponsored by the College of Science and Technology Premedical and Health Professions Office. Representatives from the Harrison School of Pharmacy visit the Southern Miss campus each spring semester.

For more information about a variety of careers in health care fields, call 601.266.4741 or visit: www.usm.edu/science-technology

University of Southern Mississippi senior Matthew Planchard will have the unique opportunity to showcase his research in biochemistry to members of Congress as part of a special presentation this spring.

 Mia McFadden, right, a student at Buckatunna Junior High School in Wayne County, Miss. talks to Anna Beth Williams about her science project at the Mississippi Region I Science and Engineering Fair, held Wednesday at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. McFadden’s project, titled “Blowing in the Wind,” examined the ability of solar panels to power wind turbines for the generation of electricity. Williams, a Southern Miss junior from Hattiesburg, served as a judge for the event.

An article in a recent issue of the Journal of Hydrology details how a team of scientists headed by researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi found that Hurricane Katrina had minimal long term impact on the water quality of the East Pearl River in southwest Mississippi.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) has been named and funded as a U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration University Transportation Center (UTC).

Max van Norden, program coordinator for the hydrographic science master's program in the Southern Miss Department of Marine Science at  Stennis Space Center, will be featured as a call-in expert on NPR's Science Friday program today, Jan. 20 from 2:30-3 p.m. He will answer questions on electronic charting and surveying technology in the wake of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy. Locally, the
program can be heard on WMAH-FM 90.3.

 

The recent maritime accident involving the cruise ship Costa Concordia validates the need for advances in ocean mapping and navigation technology, according to faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science who specialize in hydrographic science.

Lauren Auer isn’t just smiling for the camera as she graces the cover of the 2012 Phi Kappa Phi national study abroad solicitation.

 

The photo featuring the senior Honors College student from Mobile, Ala. captures her mood for the duration of her studies in Belize last summer, where she conducted research for her Senior Honor thesis.

No other Mississippi university receives more federal funding for chemical research and development or spends more on those initiatives than The University of Southern Mississippi, according to a report published by Chemical & Engineering News.