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Season's greetings from the Office of Research and Economic Development

Season's greetings from the Office of Research and Economic Development. We find ourselves again at the end of another semester at Mississippi State University, but before it draws to a close, please let me share a quick update with you.

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David Shaw is vice president for research and economic development at Mississippi State University.

NSF survey: MSU again the highest-ranked research university in state
We were very pleased to see the results of the new NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2016, which the National Science Foundation released at the end of November. The survey placed us at 93rd overall among public and private institutions in the country, based on $239.4 million in total research and development expenditures. We're ranked 60th among non-medical school institutions, and 64th among public institutions. The survey found that our research accounts for more than half of the total $455 million of expenditures reported by all Mississippi institutions in FY16. Read more about our research rankings at http://www.research.msstate.edu/rresources/news.php?id=5693.

Research proposals and winter break holiday
As I mentioned last month, please keep in mind that for those of you working on research proposals that may be due during MSU's winter break between Dec. 21-Jan. 1, the Office of Sponsored Projects closes along with the rest of the university. If you have a special need for OSP support over the holidays, please coordinate that with Jennifer Easley prior to the break. Her e-mail address is jeasley@osp.msstate.edu or call 662-325-3751.

Kudos and congratulations
I always look forward to sharing success stories about our faculty and staff with you, and here are a few that have come across my desk the past few weeks:

* Kudos to Jonas King, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, who is receiving a new innovator grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4395.

* Congratulations to Nicole Rader, who has been named associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences after serving in an interim role. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4397.

* Kudos to George Hopper, MAFES director and dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who was recently recognized with a 2017 Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors ESS Excellence in Leadership Award during the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' annual meeting. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4388.

* Congratulations to Wendy Herd, an associate professor in the Department of English, who was selected as the university's 2017 Humanities Teacher of the Year. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4374.

* Kudos to Will Evans, the head of the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, who recently received the Sarah Mazelis Award for outstanding performance by a practitioner at the American Public Health Association annual meeting. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4373.

* Congratulations to Emily Salmon-Wall, a research engineer at the Institute for Systems Engineering Research, who recently received a scholarship for graduate study from the Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4379.

* Kudos to MSU's Campus Landscape team, whose work was recognized for the third consecutive year by the Professional Grounds Management Society Green Star Award program for exceptional grounds maintenance. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4361.

Final words
During this special time of year, we wish you happy holidays and all the best in the upcoming new year. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about Mississippi State's research and economic development activities, please feel free to contact me at dshaw@research.msstate.edu or visit http://www.research.msstate.edu.

Merry Christmas and Hail State!

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