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University of Southern Mississippi Professor Douglas Masterson has been awarded the 2015 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Mentor Award. Masterson serves as an associate professor of organic and bioorganic chemistry and associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss.

 

Last spring, Masterson was selected as Southern Miss’s inaugural recipient of the Graduate Mentor of the Year Award, which is supported by the Southern Miss Graduate School and the Office of Research. Masterson was then nominated for the CSGC award.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor hopes a Fulbright Fellowship supporting his work with a college in Chile promotes international academic exchange, while also facilitating innovative education practices and research in the South American nation.

Dr. Song Guo, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Early Career Development Award (CAREER) for his project “Morphology and Property Correlations of Chemically Doped 1D Conjugated Polymer Aggregates.”

External funding for research and sponsored programs at The University of Southern Mississippi totaled $72,976,047 for fiscal year 2015 – a 24.1 percent increase from the previous year.

 

Primary funding for FY 2015, which covers the time period of July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015, came from federal agencies (64 percent). Business and industry awarded the next largest percentage (25 percent). For FY 2014, Southern Miss received $58,790,269 in research and other sponsored program funding.

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences awarded a project led by University of Southern Mississippi researchers with $507,000 in data synthesis grants. The two-year grant will go towards a project working to advance marsh preservation and restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

eVerifile’s partner, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), offers the nation’s first comprehensive sport and special event security credential for front line venue and event staff.  

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is participating in the Audubon Nature Institute’s OCEARCH Shark Week Nov. 30 through Dec. 6 in New Orleans, La.

CONCORDE, a GoMRI-funded scientific consortium based out of The University of Southern Mississippi, recently completed a large-scale research mission that was actually five efforts rolled into one.

 

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have placed even greater significance on the partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and the International Criminal Police Organization, INTERPOL.

The 2015 Southeast Regional IDeA conference held earlier this month in Biloxi, Miss., showcased biomedical research from more than 250 researchers. Over the course of the three-day conference, 27 students from The University of Southern Mississippi competed against undergraduate and graduate students across the region to win awards for their biomedical research.

Mississippi Gulf Coast anglers young and old are invited to the 2015 Mississippi Marine Fisheries Workshop on Monday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs.

The IDeA program in Mississippi served as host for the 2015 Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., on Nov. 11-13.

 

Five University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park students have been selected for the spring 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). The University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research selected the students based on the quality of their research proposals.

More than 20 University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate students have been selected for the spring 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). The University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research selected the students based on the quality of their research proposals.

Marathon officials from across the country will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss. on Dec. 8-10 for the National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual Research Awards Day Friday, Nov. 13 in the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

They left the comforts of home more than 70 years ago, many of them fresh out of high school, to travel across the Atlantic Ocean and help defeat an enemy bent on enslaving the world.

 

That’s the legacy of the men who fought in World War II with the U.S. Army’s 103d Infantry Division – one of bravery, sacrifice and patriotism – and it is being preserved by The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi has formalized an agreement with four organizations to form a consortium that will examine and develop programs for restoration of native coastal plant life along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate students will showcase their research in a competitive format in the Second Annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition, Nov. 4-6, from 2-5 p.m. each day at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesurg campus. The preliminaries will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Nov. 5. Eight students will compete in the finals on Friday, Nov. 6.

Weather permitting, scientists from Rutgers University will release an autonomous underwater robot in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, Oct. 21 to monitor temperature, salinity, oxygen levels, chlorophyll levels, and sediment concentrations.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced today that the Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence (MBRACE) has been selected as the RESTORE Research Center of Excellence.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Laura Whitmore stands outside the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy upon arrival at the North Pole earlier this month. Whitmore, a native of Palmer, Alaska, is a second-year master’s student in the Department of Marine Science (chemistry emphasis) conducting experiments as part of a unique 65-day research cruise sponsored by GEOTRACES. Her research focus involves the study of dissolved methane distribution and transport in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. The research cruise will conclude in late October.

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In an effort to broaden opportunities for budding marine biologists, the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center has expanded its popular After School Marine Biologist program to include 7th and 8th grade students.

 

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Laura Whitmore and a team of fellow researchers arrived at the North Pole on Saturday, Sept. 5 aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, the first U.S. surface ship to reach that destination unaccompanied.