Department Faculty and Graduate Student Highlighted at Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Symposium

March 27, 2024

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering had a strong presence at the recent 88th Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences – the MAS Scholar Symposium.

ECE Associate Professor John Ball was an invited keynote speaker for the symposium with “Preparing Excellent Engineers – In and Out of the Classroom.” Dr. Ball’s 45-minute presentation covered training excellent engineers, highlighting the MSU EcoCAR EV Challenge project and team, sharing more on a NOAA fish-species recognition project, as well as recent research on wearables at Mississippi State University.

Associate Teaching Professor Umar Iqbal served as the Physics and Engineering Chair for the event, organizing the various sessions in the division. More about the 88th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences event and presentations may be found on the event website.

Graduate student Fahmida Islam was recognized during the event. She was awarded first in the poster presentation in the Physics and Engineering Division. Fahmida is a Ph.D. candidate in ECE, and she also serves as MSU’s EcoCAR lead.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 27 faculty members (including seven endowed professors), seven professional staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students, with approximately 100 being at the Ph.D. level. With a research expenditure of over $14.24 million, the department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American universities.