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June/July 2021 Chronicles

New Projects Dr. Cindy Bethel will serve as Principal Investigator of ” AF Human-Machine Teaming.” Future combat teams operating in adversarial environments will utilize trusted autonomous systems to achieve mission objectives, such as identifying, classifying, locating, and suppressing threats while ensuring the safety and survival of team members. In a multi-objective, multi-agent,… Continue Reading June/July 2021 Chronicles

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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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Martin takes it One Day at a Time promoting early child development across the state

By Bethany Deuel In a state where one out of every 20 children has been diagnosed with a developmental delay, Heather Martin uses her passion for early childhood development to work with teachers and parents in unique ways. Born and raised in Mississippi, Martin attended Mississippi State University for her… Continue Reading Martin takes it One Day at a Time promoting early child development across the state

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Walker wheels forward to address social disparities in health

By Madeline Burdine  “The overarching theme of my research interests is understanding and addressing social disparities in health and wellbeing,” said Walker. Walker currently directs the data efforts on Mississippi KIDS COUNT, which is part of a national network of grantees in each state that collects data on economic well-being,… Continue Reading Walker wheels forward to address social disparities in health