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Engineering Engagement & Outreach Service 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 progress. 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 CAVS-E 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 AGC Anel Corporation Armstrong World Industries Atlas Manufacturing AZZ Calvert Ceco Building Systems Diversified Technology Ergon Fabricated Pipe Faurecia GCM-Visteon Gipson Steel Griffin Armor Halter Marine Harrison Manufacturing Hunter Engineering Company IMS Autrans Insituform International Military and Government Mueller Industries Nissan Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Parker Fluid Controls PFG Optic Source Link TBEI/Heil Tower Automotive USG Interiors Wade Services Yorozu Automotive Southeast CHP Applications Center 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 Center 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 convictions. Equipment provided to the following departments: 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 Laboratory 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 Maysteel National Utility Preformed Line Products Terex Utilities Time Manufacturing Turner Electric TVA Industrial 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. Industries Supported 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 Service 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 Raspet 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 Professional Development Certificates 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 enhancements. Automotive 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. Manufacturing 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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