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SSRC researchers awarded $600K grant to examine juvenile justice system

STARKVILLE, Miss.— Two researchers from the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) at Mississippi State University are receiving $597,000 from the National Institute of Justice to examine the practices of the Mississippi juvenile justice system. Angela Robertson, a research professor and associate director at the SSRC, and Sheena Gardner, an assistant… Continue Reading SSRC researchers awarded $600K grant to examine juvenile justice system

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SSRC assistant professor awarded grant for upcoming research

by Bethany Deuel Their research will focus on exploring factors that drive decisions about which university students attend and their choice of college major. The research will be conducted through surveys distributed to students accepted into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at universities around the country. Although… Continue Reading SSRC assistant professor awarded grant for upcoming research

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GRA wins elevator pitch competition at robotics conference

by Emile Creel A graduate research assistant with the Social, Therapeutic, and Robotic Systems (STaRS) Lab recently placed third at the 2021 Human Robot Interaction (HRI) international conference Elevator Pitch competition. Sayantani Dutta, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering, competed virtually with others joining in from around the… Continue Reading GRA wins elevator pitch competition at robotics conference

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SSRC GRAs place in Graduate Student Research Symposium

By Bethany Deuel Two graduate research assistants at the SSRC received awards for their presentations at the 19th annual Mississippi State University (MSU) Graduate Student Research Symposium (GSRS) held virtually on February 27th. Robert Kolbila received the third-place award in the Arts and Humanities category, and Taylor Ray took the first-place… Continue Reading SSRC GRAs place in Graduate Student Research Symposium

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Mississippi’s Forum for the Future sets a new tone in the early childhood development community

By Bethany Deuel Mississippi’s first  “Forum for the Future: Communicating about the Early Years” hosted earlier this month was a success with over 160 participants. The Child Health and Development Project: Mississippi Thrive! (Mississippi Thrive!), the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, and the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance all teamed up to… Continue Reading Mississippi’s Forum for the Future sets a new tone in the early childhood development community

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Addressing Inequalities at Home and Abroad: How the Gender Impacts Lab’s work cover continents

Ragsdale and Mary Read-Wahidi, co-director of the lab and an assistant research professor at the SSRC, have been working together for years on how gender impacts health and well-being. With the support of the SSRC in 2020, they had the opportunity to bring their research in the U.S. and sub-Saharan… Continue Reading Addressing Inequalities at Home and Abroad: How the Gender Impacts Lab’s work cover continents