I Am Girl is designed to create an interest in engineering and science related fields for girls ages 11-14 years old, help mold positive mindsets toward engineering and science related careers, show that engineering and science can be fun and creative, and demonstrate the role of science and engineering in shaping the global economy. The program seeks to demonstrate that girls can maintain their personal identity while pursuing technical majors and career paths.
The Summer Bridge Program is a five-week program sponsored by Ergon. The program is designed to help incoming engineering students adjust to university life and be successful once they enroll in their engineering degree program. Summer Bridge is held in the summer prior to attending MSU and includes coursework in mathematics, science, and engineering. Peer mentoring, undergraduate research, and social activities are also part of the program.
Through the Chevron Engineering Transfer Program, the Bagley College of Engineering and the Chevron Corporation provide support to transfer students as they transition to academic life at Mississippi State University. The program supports students on both the Starkville and Gulf Coast Campuses. The goal of the program is to increase student retention and academic success in engineering.
The Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) is funded by the National Science Foundation. As a member of the Mississippi Alliance, MSU is one of nine universities and colleges across Mississippi that is promoting the LSMAMP model of broadening the participation of underrepresented minority students in STEM and working to reduce the rate of attrition among this student population.