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Customizing UAS Payloads and Technology to Identify Invasive Plant Species in the Gulf Coast

March 16, 2017 - A team of researchers, unmanned aerial vehicle pilots, biologists and student workers from Mississippi State University have identified a tall, grass species that has invaded coastal areas along the Gulf ...
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GRI UAS Researchers and Pilots Explain Mississippi's Future with Unmanned Aerial Systems

December 16, 2016 - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States report shows the economic benefit of UAS integration. AUVSI's ...
NSF Survey: Mississippi State Ranked Among the Nation's Top 100 Research Institutions

NSF Survey: Mississippi State Ranked Among the Nation's Top 100 Research Institutions

November 21, 2016 - The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2015 places the university at 94th overall among public and private institutions in the country, based on $226.4 ...
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Mississippi State, ASSURE's lead University, Enhances Status as one of FAA's Principal UAS Test Sites

November 14, 2016 - Mississippi State University's big academic news disappeared temporarily in the tidal waves of reporting after Tuesday's election of Donald Trump to the presidency, but by Thursday word was spreading that ...
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Mississippi added as a full member of Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex

November 9, 2016 - FAIRBANKS, Alaska, and STARKVILLE, Miss.-- The State of Mississippi has joined Alaska, Oregon, and Hawaii as a full member in the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) led Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex ...
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GRI and NGI Researcher is Awarded with Early Career Research Fellowship

October 31, 2016 - A Mississippi State geosciences faculty member is among 10 recipients of the prestigious Early Career Research Fellowship awarded by the Washington, D.C.-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering ...
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New User-Friendly Web Tool Brings Power of GIS to the Public

October 20, 2016 - The Geosystems Research Institute (GRI) at Mississippi State University has released a new web application, "GeoDawg," that gives Mississippians the ability to easily use the capabilities of a powerful ...
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MSU Geosciences Faculty and GRI Fellow Participates in National Oceanographic Research Cruise

July 26, 2016 - By Sasha Steinberg STARKVILLE, Miss.— A faculty member of Mississippi State's Department of Geosciences has been selected to participate in a University National Oceanographic Laboratory System ...
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Drones Prove to be Valuable Asset to Precision Agriculture

July 25, 2016 - Story by Layton Spann Mississippi State's GRI, MAFES and Extension Service teams use UAS to collect data that can improve current AG management practices so farmers can boost yields, production and profit. Click ...
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Mississippians Are Helping Lead Way on Commercial Use of Drones

July 19, 2016 - by Evelina Burnett Mississippi State University extension associate Louis Wasson says, a few years ago, there was a lot of excitement in the agricultural world about using unmanned and remotely controlled ...