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8.20.12

 

MARK MILLER NAMED CHAIR OF DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT    


Mark Miller has been asked to serve as interim chair of the Southern Miss Department of Economic & Workforce Development (DEWD), for the academic year 2012-2013. He is happy to be back working with his former colleagues in the department, as well as alumni and allied professionals around the country. Miller has served Southern Miss in a wide and rambling collection of capacities since 1988, including associate dean and dean of International & Continuing Education. Much of his earlier research work focused on tourism development in Cuba and the greater Caribbean, and he served as editor of two economic development research journals. Miller was a professor in the DEWD before transferring in 2010 to teach geography in the Dept. of Geography & Geology. His research interests...LEARN MORE

SOUTHERN MISS RESEARCHERS LOOK AT WAYS TO PROVIDE PORTABLE ENERGY WITH ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS   


While most of us can't imagine life without a laptop or smart phone, powering up these high tech devices on-the-go can be a challenge. Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi's School of Polymers and High Performance Materials are working to develop a portable energy source using light from the sun to produce organic solar cells. Dr. Sarah E. Morgan, associate professor of polymer science in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, is one of four faculty members overseeing research to improve the performance of organic materials that can generate electrical power using solar radiation. 

"What we're trying to do with solar energy is...LEARN MORE | WATCH VIDEO 

DEFENSE AND SECURITY INDUSTRY IN MISSISSIPPI   


An Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) report of the defense and security industry shows its importance to the Mississippi economy. The 1061 establishments in the industry support 35,737 direct jobs in 2011 which is a 15.3% increase since 2001. The national increase during the same time period is 10.6%. The average wage in the industry in Mississippi is $54,890 which is considerably less than the national average of $77,509. Top occupations include Security Guards (33-9032), Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121), Machinists (51-4041), Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (47-2152), and Electricians (47-2111). Despite its importance...LEARN MORE | DOWNLOAD REPORT 

UPCOMING EVENTS     


September 15 at 11am
Economic Development Alumni and Friends Tailgate at NE Corner of Athletics Building - Golden Eagles vs. East Carolina (Game begins at 2:30pm)

Hosted by the Student Association and Economic Development Alumni Constituent Society



September 17-20
- True South Basic Economic Development Course | Hattiesburg, MS
   
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