For many students, college is a time to try new things and discover new interests. And while Katherine Walgamotte was certainly open to new experiences when she arrived at Mississippi State, she never dreamed that scuba diving would be high on the list. But when a friend invited her to learn more about the Scuba...Continue reading
One of the main goals that Jonathan Cheeks had when he entered Mississippi State was to find ways to be of service to others. So, getting involved with the National Society of Black Engineers was a natural first step for the electrical engineering major. When he was given the chance to join the NSBE executive...Continue reading
Moving from a city of 6 million people to a college town of about 25,000 would probably be a bit of culture shock for anyone. So, it makes sense that one of the first thoughts that Asishana Amunega-Ajayi had when he travelled to Starkville for the first time was “what have I gotten myself into.”...
After more than 35 years in the aerospace industry, a return to Mississippi State has been a rewarding change of pace for Rob Wolz. Now an instructor in the Bagley College of Engineering’s aerospace engineering department, Wolz didn’t always envision teaching as a career path. Growing up in southern Illinois near St. Louis, Wolz had...Continue reading
Ask most Mississippi State football fans to rank their all-time favorite Bulldog wins and the 1996 victory over Alabama is likely to be high on the list. For Reuben Burch, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering in the Bagley College of Engineering, that game is a big reason why he ultimately chose to...Continue reading
It’s fair to say that Mississippi State was not exactly on Philippe Schicker’s radar when he started what he calls his American Adventure. A native of Hamburg, Germany, Schicker spent a year as an exchange student at Claremont High School in Claremont, California. He enjoyed it so much he spent the next two years back...Continue reading