eeos-bcoe by primusboy


& Outreach

             Mississippi State
           University’s Bagley
       College of Engineering
     reaches out to companies
      across the state and the
            globe to increase
      economic development
                 and growth.
Message from Glenn

Message from the dean

   Throughout its existence, the
   Bagley College of Engineering
   at Mississippi State University
   has been a source of new ideas
   and an engine for economic de-
   velopment in the region. The
   college faculty have worked
   with businesses, industries, and
   government entities to help
   them solve technical problems,
   develop new products, and
   improve production efficiency.
   This service role of the faculty
   has been closely linked with the
   college’s research focus areas
   and has been a means for the
   knowledge gained through re-
   search to be incorporated into
   the marketplace. Through the
   years, several separate service
   groups have been formed in
   the college, each focused on a
   specific engineering area. This
   year, the college has developed
   a coordinating mechanism for
   all of these activities with the
   formation of the Engineer-
   ing Engagement and Out-
   reach Service (EEOS). This
   inaugural brochure gives an
   overview of the EEOS groups
   and the recent impact that
   their services have had for re-
   gional industries. The current
   economic growth in Mississippi
   is exceptional, and the MSU
   Bagley College of Engineering
   is pleased to be a part of this

   W. Glenn Steele, Ph.D., P.E.
   Interim Dean
Message from the
associate dean for
research and
graduate studies
This has been an exciting year for the Bagley College of
Engineering as we have formalized the college’s outreach and
service activities into the Engineering Engagement and Out-
reach Service (EEOS). EEOS has been created to work with
business, industry, government, and community partners
in the state of Mississippi to improve their responsiveness,
competitiveness, and productivity through the better use
of knowledge, technology, and skills that reside within the
college’s knowledge base. The EEOS is an affiliation of BCoE
activities with a focus on serving Mississippi businesses,
industry, government (state and local), and communities. The
EEOS is founded around two organizations that have long
contributed to the economic benefit of the state – the Center
for Advanced Vehicular Systems – Extension (CAVS-E) and
the Industrial Outreach Service (IOS). Adding to these two
flagship organizations are the contributions of the college’s
faculty through a myriad of other service oriented activities,
such as the Industrial Assessment Center in the Department
of Mechanical Engineering and the Southeast Regional Fo-
rensics Training Center in Computer Science and Engineer-
ing. Additionally, the college’s distance education program,
offering graduate degrees and certificates, has become affili-
ated with EEOS to serve the professional development needs
of the state’s engineering workforce. By engaging with Missis-
sippi business, industry, and government, the Bagley College
of Engineering looks toward becoming a major partner in
growing the economy of the state.

Roger L. King, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Ex-
tension (CAVS-E) is proving to be a leading eco-
nomic development engine for the state of Missis-
sippi. The Canton based facility—a sister facility
of Mississippi State’s on-campus CAVS research
center—has had more than a $800-million eco-
nomic impact on the state, according to a survey
done by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership
of Mississippi. CAVS-E assists with operational
processes such as production flow, factory flow,
and mechanical type projects. They also provide
companies with Six Sigma training and expertise
in planning for start-up and facility development.
For example, they are able to develop a three-
dimensional simulation of plant operations that
shows the processes and flow of true production
days and the impact random events would have
on the line—just like they would occur in real
life. Creating virtual simulations helps companies
find the bottlenecks in production and helps them
identify critical resources that they must optimize
in order to produce the best product possible.

Industries Supported
Anel Corporation
Armstrong World Industries
Atlas Manufacturing
AZZ Calvert
Ceco Building Systems
Diversified Technology
Fabricated Pipe
Gipson Steel
Griffin Armor
Halter Marine
Harrison Manufacturing
Hunter Engineering Company
IMS Autrans
International Military and Government
Mueller Industries
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
Parker Fluid Controls
PFG Optic
Source Link
Tower Automotive
USG Interiors
Wade Services
Yorozu Automotive
  Mississippi State’s Southeast Cooling,
  Heating and Power (CHP) Applica-
  tions Center is a US DoE funded
  organization with the mission of
  promoting energy efficient systems
  in the region. The CHP concept is
  based on a facility’s generating its
  own electricity and then utilizing the
  waste heat to provide heating and
  cooling for the occupied spaces. The
  applications are limitless, from small
  and large commercial buildings, to
  industrial and agricultural applica-
  tions, to residences.

Industries Supported
             Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.
             Batesville Casket Company
                      Baxter Healthcare
                            Cooper Tire
                    Fleischmann’s Yeast
                   Franklin Corporation
    Kitchens Brothers Manufacturing Co.
                   Mueller Copper Tube
                Port Gibson Veneer, LLC
                        Recline Design
                          Sheldon Labs
Forensic Training
The Forensic Training Center (FTC) is provid-
ing computer forensic training and support
to the southeast region of the United States.
From basic computer training to hands-on
experience in working forensic labs, to learning
about search and seizures of computers and
legal considerations for trial judges, the FTC is
preparing regional law enforcement to combat
cyber crimes in order to prosecute criminals.

The FTC has trained over
1,000 law enforcement
officers from 200 different
departments in 12 states.

Current support has led
to at least seven known

Equipment provided
to the following
Cleveland Police Department
Lee County Sheriff’s Department
Mississippi Attorney General’s Office
Cyber Crime Center
Mississippi State University Information
Technology Services
Southaven Police Department
Warren County Sheriff’s Department
      High Voltage
      The Mississippi State University High
      Voltage Laboratory serves as an indepen-
      dent university center for high voltage
      engineering. It is the largest independent
      high voltage laboratory in the United
      States. Numerous manufacturers, utili-
      ties, consulting firms, and agencies from
      throughout the country have used this
      laboratory for the evaluation and testing
      of new products, evaluation of dielectric
      materials, and various other projects.
      It has the capacity to perform impulse
      tests at three-million volts and AC tests
      at one-million volts. In addition to the
      research, evaluation, and testing conducted
      in the laboratory, personnel lead short
      courses and seminars both at Mississippi
      State University and on-site for utilities
      or industry. Several graduate courses are
      delivered to remote locations using various
      instructional technologies.

Industries Supported
                  Alabama Power
            The Calvert Company
             Entergy Corporation
      General Electric Corporation
                     Hendrix Wire
             Hughes Brothers, Inc
                Irby Construction
                 Kuhlman Electric
                  Locke Insulators
                     MasTech, Inc
                   National Utility
         Preformed Line Products
                    Terex Utilities
             Time Manufacturing
                   Turner Electric
Assessment Center
Through analyzing their efforts and
offering recommendations, the Industrial
Assessment Center (IAC) helps
Mississippi industries use energy more ef-
ficiently, improve waste management, and
enhance production. Each IAC assessment
consists of an on-site analysis and final
report, which identifies problem areas and
recommends action. Assessments are con-
ducted by students with supervision from
mechanical engineering faculty. The IAC
program is funded by the U.S.
Department of Energy.

Alliant Techsystems                Modine
Anel Industries, Inc.              Mosby Packing Co. Inc.
Armstrong World Industries         Mueller Copper Tube
Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.   Natchez Trace Greenhouses
Babcock & Wilcox                   North American Pipe Company
Badger Pistons                     Odom Industries Inc.
Batesville Casket Company          Omnova Solutions, Inc.
Borg Warner                        Parker Hannifin
Brown Corp.                        PeopLounger, Inc.
Ceco Building Systems              Pharma Pac LLC
Cherrybark Flooring                Platte Chemical Co.
Consolidated Catfish Co.           Port Gibson Veneer, LLC
Cooper Lighting                    Pyco Industries
Cooper Tire                        RealPure Beverage Group
Davis International                Recline Design
Delphi Packard                     Rockett Inc.
Delta Pride Catfish                Sanderson Plumbing Products
Eaton Corp.                        Sheldon Labs
ECS                                Silver Creek Gin Co.
Eka Chemicals                      Southern Brick and Tile
FMC Technologies Inc.              Southern Motions, Inc.
Georgia Gulf Chemicals and Vinyl   Spring Industries
Grenada Manufacturing              Steel Service Corp.
Hunter Douglas                     Stephens Adamson
Jasper Lumber Company              Super Sagless
Keystone Seneca Co.                Systems Electro Coating
Kitchens Brothers Manufactur-      Tecumseh Power Company
ing Co.                            Textron Fastening Systems
Knud Nielsen Company               The Alan White Co., Inc.
Laurel Machine & Foundry Co.       The Clarion Ledger
Marathon Cheese Corp.              The Solar Group
Marietta Corporation               Trilogy Communication
Mega Plastics, Inc.                Tupelo Fiber
Merchants Food Services            Voith Fabrics
Millry Mill Co.                    Western Container Corp.
Mississippi Laminators             Weyerhaeuser Co.
Mississippi Precision Cast Parts   Weyerhaeuser Packaging
Mississippi River Corporation      Wireless Retail, Inc.
Industrial Outreach
The Industrial Outreach Service (IOS) provides
technical assistance, management, and advanced
workforce training to Mississippi manufacturers.
Their main focus is on providing a range of services
to state manufacturers to help them improve perfor-
mance, reduce cost, and enhance competitiveness.
In 2006-07, the Manufacturing Extension Partner-
ship of Mississippi reported an economic impact for
IOS of nearly $17,000,000.

Industries Supported
A-1 Pallets                      McComb Mill Manufacturing
ACG Automotive                   Mississippi Ethanol
Ackerman Forge                   Mississippi Industrial Waste
Address America Inc.             Mobilis Systems
Advanced Distributor Products    MS Industries for the Blind
Advanced Drainage Systems        MSports
Agreaux Organics                 MTD Products
AirCruisers Liberty              M-Tek Inc.
Airline Manufacturing Company    Nature’s Catch
Albritton Fence Dispensing Co.   Northrop Grumman Ship
American Greetings Corp.         Systems
Arkansas General Industries      Omnova Solutions, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries       Parker Hannifin Corporation
Atlas Corporation                Pharma Pac
Batesville Tool & Die            Pioneer Aerospace Corporation
Benchcraft                       PK USA
BioBlue                          Plymouth Tube Company
Blackwater Farms                 Pride of the South Catfish
C&M Tire Disposal, Inc.          Prime Designs
Catfish Processing Industry      Quality Manufacturing Group
City of Louisville               Quality Steel
Comfortaire Inc.                 Raytheon CMC
Consolidated Catfish Co., LLC    Saf T Cart, Inc.
Cottage Lane Furniture           Sara Lee Foods
Createc Corporation              Schnadig Corporation
Cubicon Corporation              Sheldon Labs
Diversified Technology Inc.      Skyline Steel
DynCorp International LLC        Southern Kitchen Outfitters
Eaton Corporation                Southern Motion Furniture
Ecowater Systems, LLC            Southern Quality Meats
Ergon, Inc.                      Steel Dust Recycling
Faurecia Corporation             Superior Graphite
Flexsteel                        Temple Inland
FMC Technologies                 Termisys
Franklin Corporation             The Biltrite Corporation
GCM-Visteon Automotive           Triton Systems
Hardy Manufacturing              Tronox
Hickory Springs Manufacturing    Tupelo Manufacturing
Holcim US                        United Furniture
Hood Packaging                   Universal Lighting Technologies
IMS Autrans                      Valley Tool
Kuhlman Electric Corporation     Viking Range
Lane Furniture                   Weyerhaeuser
Lauren Farms, Inc.               WWL Vehicle Services
La-Z-Boy                         Yarbrough Wood Products
The Raspet Flight Research
Laboratory (RFRL), located at
Bryan Field in Starkville, MS,
is the largest equipped uni-
versity flight research facility
in the country. Their aircraft
fleet and fabrication facilities
provide unique capabilities to
support defense and commer-
cial aircraft development. The
RFRL serves as a state of the art
flight test facility to support the
general aviation, defense, and
military industries in aircraft
and unmanned aerial vehicle
development. They also develop
processes and equipment to
produce high-quality composite
molds at an affordable cost.

Industries Supported
            American Eurocopter
            Aurora Flight Sciences
            GE Aviation
            Geneva Aerospace
            Miltec, Inc.
            Seemann Composites
            Stark Aerospace

Federal Support
US Army Space and Missile Defense Command
US Department of Defense

   Six Sigma
   Six Sigma methods are used in a wide variety of businesses
   to identify and eliminate “non-value-added” activities or
   waste in their operational functions. The primary purpose
   of six sigma efforts is to reduce costs and increase cus-
   tomer satisfaction. Participants learn advanced techniques
   for achieving these objectives. Graduates who finish this
   program experience proven job credibility, a competitive
   edge above other job applicants, and potential salary

    This certificate program gives these students the
   opportunity to pursue automotive coursework within their
   individual disciplines. An automotive engineering course,
   team taught by faculty from several of the engineering
   departments, has been developed to give each of the
   students a comprehensive overview of the subject matter.
   Each student is required to participate in a team design
   experience that will acquaint them with the challenges
   and opportunities in the automotive field.

   Recent successes by the state’s economic development
   community in attracting “world class” manufacturing
   companies to Mississippi, such as Nissan, Toyota and
   General Electric, have emphasized a growing need for
   highly skilled professionals in various engineering and
   management fields. Participants in this program customize
   a curriculum from among courses specifically designed to
   enhance their knowledge in various manufacturing areas
   of study. In addition, they complete an actual work assign-
   ment with a manufacturing company.

Master of Engineering
   The Master of Engineering is a professional degree de-
   signed for those seeking a non-specific discipline degree
   in engineering who do not normally have access to tradi-
   tional degree-granting programs at the graduate level.
   The primary objective of this inter-disciplinary program is
   to allow professional engineers in the southeastern U.S. to
   pursue a flexible graduate degree in a web-based format.

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