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2012 Research Awards, Powe Award nomination period open

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The nomination period has opened for Mississippi State’s 2012 Research Awards and the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Employees and students are encouraged to submit nominations for this year’s program.

Research Awards recognize individuals who contribute significantly to the university’s mission of research, as well as honor and reward students, faculty and staff for their accomplishments in research and creative endeavors. The awards also raise awareness of research programs and capabilities on campus.

The Powe Award is reserved for outstanding, nationally recognized, competitive researchers. Nominees should have a distinguished research career and a currently active research program. The award will be reflective of leadership, vision, facilitation, collaboration, problem solving and team building. The Powe honoree receives a gift of $1,500 and a commemorative plaque.

Recipients will be honored at a banquet April 3 in the Hunter Henry Center Ballroom.

Complete nomination packets for all awards are due in the Office of Research and Economic Development on or before March 2. Additional information and nomination forms are available for download at http://www.research.msstate.edu/rresources/awards.php

The awards program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Office of the Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

PHOTO: James Newman Jr. (center) was honored last spring with Mississippi State's 2011 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Newman, a William L. Giles Professor and holder of the Richard H. Johnson Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering, was presented the award by David Shaw (left), vice president for research and economic development, and MSU President Mark E. Keenum (right).

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