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Oxiteno, a global leader in surfactants and specialty chemicals, announced today, an investment in a new Research & Development (R&D) laboratory in the United States. The R&D lab is the output of a partnership between Oxiteno and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and will be located in The Garden, the University’s 521-acre innovation and commercialization park. The Lab is a great example of Oxiteno’s commitment to international markets, and USM’s commitment to innovation.

Economic Driver. Employment Generator. Community Partner. The University of Southern Mississippi fills many roles for the state of Mississippi above and beyond its primary mission as an educator and research leader. And the extent to which it successfully fills those roles has now been revealed.

 

The results of an independent economic and social impact study are in, and USM officials have announced the University generates $603.3 million per year in Mississippi.

Dr. Jason Azoulay, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop selective sensing technologies for detecting and analyzing pollutants in Gulf Coast ecosystems.

Marathon and endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 12-14 in Biloxi, Miss. for the National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

A journal submission by a University of Southern Mississippi faculty member and graduate student in its College of Education and Psychology has earned special recognition.

“The Forgotten Slayings: Memory, History and Institutional Response to the Jackson State University Shootings of 1970,” published in Volume 43 of the American Educational History Journal (AEHJ) and co-authored by Melandie McGee, a doctoral student in higher education administration, and Dr. R. Eric Platt, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Administration, earned the publication’s “Article of the Year” honor.

Robbie Ingram, Manager of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator, shared his expertise in technology-based economic development as a participant in an international roundtable held last month in Lyon, France.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $3 million grant by the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent upon defense initiatives.

The legacy of James “Jim” S. Franks, senior research scientist at The University of Southern Mississippi, was featured Saturday, June 18 as guests gathered at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi to celebrate the commissioning of the University’s newest research vessel.

Two University of Southern Mississippi faculty members have been working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to learn more about the impact and effectiveness of technology designed to help individuals stay safe in an emergency.

Identifying solutions to some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems was the focus of the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference held last week in Jackson.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has taken transformative steps to fortify its reputation as the leader in marine education and research along the Gulf of Mexico with the formation of a new School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST).

 

The new school, housed within the College of Science and Technology, brings together marine-related research and education programs under one administration and harnesses elements from key areas of the University including the Division of Marine Science (DMS) based at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County; the USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) and Division of Coastal Sciences in Ocean Springs, Miss; and the University’s fleet of five research vessels.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently hosted a Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis Workshop, led by world-renowned crowd expert Dr. Keith Still. Held on May 16-18, this marked the first time the NCS4 hosted a workshop of this type.

Teaching, research and service by members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty was honored and supported with various awards and grants May 6 during the annual Faculty Awards Day at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the USM Faculty Senate.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Center for Undergraduate Research recently announced its selections for the fall 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR), following an evaluation of submitted research proposals.
 

University Research Center (URC) is hosting its first “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference on Thursday, June 9th in Jackson. Researchers from across the state will present papers that address the systemic challenges that Mississippi faces.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate students Nathaniel Prine and Ryan Campbell have been recognized for their research efforts as Honorable Mentions for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumna who is an executive with a prominent national alternative fuel company is the guest speaker for USM’s 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate students Jeremy Johnson and Grover Brown are following in a lengthy line of successful scholarship winners at the University as recipients of 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

 

The fellowships cover three years of funding. Students receive a $34,000 stipend every year as well as a $12,000 cost of attendance allowance tenable at any university in the country. NSF Graduate Research Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic merit as well as their potential for broader impact on the greater scientific community and society as a whole.

Scientists at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory spent April 5 training with surgeon Drew Hildebrandt to ensure the safety of animals used in research projects.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory recently retired the R/V Tom McIlwain with a ceremony aboard the vessel in Biloxi.

 

The vessel was named after former GCRL Director Tom McIlwain, who died in 2012. McIlwain spent more than 50 years in the field of marine fisheries sciences and all, but nine of those years (1994-2003), with GCRL.

Students from all eight of Mississippi’s public universities will share their research and creative activities on topics ranging from healthcare to cultural heritage to agribusiness with legislators and state leaders at Posters in the Rotunda, which will be held in the Rotunda of the State Capitol on Thursday, March 24. The students will show how their research solves some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and benefits the citizens of the state.

Three students from The University of Southern Mississippi will present their undergraduate research to state legislators during the Posters in the Rotunda program set for Thursday, March 24 in Jackson, Miss.

More than 80 experts in sports security have convened for an inaugural Pro Summit being held this week (March 8-10) at The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) in Hattiesburg.

 

The Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit serves as the only annual combined meeting for professional and minor league safety and security professionals.

 

 

The boat launch at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which has been open for public use during weekends, will close March 11 due to the beginning of a construction project.